While nothing can truly make up for the loss of a family member, many individuals can find closure in holding the responsible parties accountable for the death of a loved one. If someone you care about has died in an accident, you may have the grounds to file a civil lawsuit, so it's in your best interest to find a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
According to 5News, an Arkansas news channel, the family of a construction worker who had died on the job earlier this year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that the company that employed the victim was negligent in protecting its employees from harm.
The source states that 20-year-old Brannon Rhine — a soon-to-be father — died on May 5 when the six-foot trench he was working in at an apartment complex in Fayetteville, Arkansas, collapsed around him. Following the incident, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) examined the site and fined the construction company $7,600 for failing to create a safe working environment.
"Several rules all laid out in the OSHA report weren't followed, which caused the hole to collapse on a [20-year-old] man," said one of the plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys, as reported by the source. "Brannon Rhine should not have died."
In the event that your loved one dies due to another individual's negligent behavior, it may be in your best interest to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In this kind of scenario, you owe it to yourself to find Kansas City attorneys who will provide you with the compassion and support you need to get through this difficult process. These experienced professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.