Common Causes of Accidental Death

Nothing can prepare you to receive the news that your parent, spouse, child, or other loved one has been tragically killed in an accident or has been the victim of an act of violence. The sudden loss of those who are closest to us can wreak havoc on our emotional, financial, and even physical health as we grieve and even for a long time thereafter. In the complicated entanglement of the different, often contrasting, responses to such a devastating event it can be difficult to fully appreciate the range and scope of its likely effects.

In all likelihood, there will be substantial costs and expenses far beyond those which immediately spring to mind. A funeral alone can cost thousands of dollars, and that is a burden that you should not have to bear if your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent or malicious actions of another. Contact the Des Moines wrongful death lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about the appropriateness of a legal action in your case.

Surprising and Not so Surprising Causes of Accidental Death

Each year, even using very conservative estimates, there are approximately 100,000 accidental deaths in the United States. That translates to roughly 275 every day of the year. The following are some of the leading causes of accidental deaths:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falling
  • Poisoning
  • Drowning
  • Fires
  • Suffocation
  • Malfunctioning or mishandled firearms
  • Medical errors

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Let us help you secure the financial resources necessary to address the expenses associated with your loved one’s untimely passing. Contact the Des Moines personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your legal rights and options.

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