Wrongful Death After Steamroller Incident
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Wrongful Death After Steamroller Incident

Posted By The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C. Posted in: Wrongful Death.

12-October-2018

If you are here because you have lost a loved one in an accident, let us extend our sincerest condolences. We know this is an incredibly difficult time for you and we want to help.

When a loved one dies due to the negligence of someone else, it can be particularly devastating because it probably could have been prevented. That was the case in a recent California construction accident.

This incident is particularly important because it shows that there was extreme negligence. Last month, the president of a California construction company and two of his employees were arrested for the death of the worker who was killed.

Why?

Because when the incident happened, the steamroller driver had no training whatsoever with operating the vehicle. He was unqualified, yet he operated it anyway at the behest of the construction foreman. The man driving the steamroller lost control and ran over the man who died.

The company president, the foreman, and the man driving the steamroller were all arrested and each was charged with one felony count of involuntary manslaughter and three felony violations of the labor code.

Wrongful Death

Workplace incidents are major contributors to wrongful death cases. Often, they happen in situations like the one above – unqualified or untrained workers are allowed to handle equipment, tools, machinery, and vehicles that they have no business using. The consequences can be deadly.

Another major cause of deaths in the US is medical mistakes. In fact, they are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing at least 250,000 people a year.

Violence and crime cause too many deaths in this state. In 2017, there were nearly 2,000 homicides on 2017 in California. Murderers can be held liable for someone’s death as well.

Faulty products cause major injuries and deaths in the US every year. Sometimes, products we use and consume have design flaws or are labeled incorrectly. This can lead to deadly consequences and leave the company liable.

One of the most common types of wrongful death cases are impaired drivers. If someone makes the decision to get behind the wheel after they have had too much to drink, they need to be held liable the outcomes.

What To Do

After the death of a loved one, you have so much to deal with. The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno will help when you need a San Diego wrongful death attorney. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us as 619-577-4077. We want to make sure you are compensated for your loss. We will work to recover money for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost of future income of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against the negligent party

Your family should not have to suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence. We know that no amount of money can erase what has happened, but you can help prevent this from happening to others by holding people responsible for their actions.

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