Atlanta Car Wreck Attorney
Ultimately, the duty of care in a wrongful death lawsuit is about the person who caused the death. A duty of care means a person owed another person a duty to keep that person safe. For example, if someone caused an accident due to careless driving, they have a duty to keep the deceased person safe. This duty extends to medical professionals as well. Those working in a medical field must ensure that the patients they treat are safe. If the death was the result of a negligent act, a family member of the deceased can sue the party responsible for the accident. A negligent party must have been aware of the rules of the road and provide the proper safety equipment or measures in order to avoid injury. Whether the person was driving drunk or speeding, or the worksite had defective equipment, the party must have breached their duty of care.