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Wrongful deaths: You can file a claim

When a person is killed due to another person's negligence or intentional malicious behavior, he or she is known as a victim of a wrongful death. The person's family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit, which covers expenses related to the death as well as paying some additional compensation for emotional distress and the loss of companionship.

Young man faces felony charges over death of 12-year-old girl

When someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle and doesn't take steps to pay attention and put down his or her devices, it puts others at risk. Drivers who text or participate in activities other than driving when they're behind the wheel may not see trouble approaching. They may miss stop signs or run red lights, causing serious crashes.

Overdose victim's family files lawsuit against sober-living house

The family of a victim of an overdose has chosen to sue the sober-living facility where she was living. According to the news from Nov. 13, the parents of the young woman, 21, knew that she was moving into a group home that claimed it was there to help people stay clean. The young woman had just finished a drug and alcohol treatment program.

How to avoid deadly car accidents during the fall season

Driving in the fall season offers quite a bit of beauty to enjoy. It can also be one of the most dangerous times of the year to get behind the wheel. From an influx of deer to back-to-school traffic, the fall season brings with it a lot of hazards that can cause some tragic and deadly car accidents in the Greensburg area.

Man dies as vehicle turns through a funeral procession

When you see a funeral procession on the roads, the kind and legal thing to do is to wait for it to pass before continuing on your drive. Typically, at least one police officer rides with the procession. Sometimes, there is one officer at the front and another at the rear. It's usually easy to see who is in the procession, since funeral homes give out flags to mark each vehicle. When drivers don't observe the procession and break the line, it causes trouble and can result in injuries. In this case, it left a motorcyclist dead.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Do you need to be married if you want to file a wrongful death claim after your partner dies? That's a serious question that many people may face in their lifetimes. Imagine being a long-time girlfriend, fiancé or partner of an individual who passes away. What right do you have to file a lawsuit?

You can pursue a wrongful death claim if your loved one is killed

A wrongful death occurs when another person's misconduct or negligence results in death. The surviving family members have a right to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit, which alleges that the death may have been avoided if the at-fault party had not been negligent or injured the victim for other reasons.

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