Wrongful Death

Manassas Wrongful Death Lawyers

Negligence or a reckless indifference to the well-being and safety of others on the part of manufacturers, drivers, employers, or doctors can be grounds for a wrongful death suit when fatalities occur as a result. The law office of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, investigates fatal accidents involving medical malpractice, drunk driving, traffic accidents, truck accidents and deadly construction accidents. We work closely with design engineers, forensic specialists, safety experts and other professionals in determining why an accident happened and how it could have been prevented.

Many fatal accidents could have been avoided had proper precautions been taken. If you've lost a loved one in a fatal accident, contact a wrongful death lawyer at Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, today.

Wrongful Death And Liability For Fatal Accidents

The law office of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, represents clients who have lost a loved one in the following kinds of fatal accidents:

  • Car, truck and bus accidents involving drunk driving
  • Building fires
  • Dangerous drugs — OxyContin, Avandia, Bextra
  • Failed medical devices — defibrillators and pace makers
  • Construction site accidents

Foreseeability — Responsibility In Wrongful Death Cases

It's not uncommon for large corporations, manufacturers and others to claim they did not engage directly in actions that led to the death of someone. In cases involving dangerous products, car makers and manufacturers may even argue they adhere to all safety standards and cannot be held accountable for the "misuse" of their product.

The issue, however, is not necessarily proximity to the cause of death but "foreseeability": did the manufacturer, employer or restaurant have reason to foresee the dangers inherent in its action (or inaction)? Were there sufficient reasons for them to foresee the possibility of injuries or death related to actions on their part?

For example, a property owner who chains fire exits shut to prevent theft should foresee the dangers inherent in his actions: if there is a fire, people will not be able to use the exits. Likewise, a manufacturer aware of fire dangers associated with its product should properly warn consumers of these dangers or redesign its product.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

If you have questions regarding wrongful death and the legal options available for holding those responsible financially accountable for their negligence, contact the law office of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, today and schedule a consultation (free for criminal and personal injury cases only).