You never expect someone you love to pass away suddenly. Sure, it happens to other families, but you'd never think it could happen to yours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When your loved one went into surgery, you expected him to come out in 45 minutes. The surgery was meant to be an outpatient procedure, and you didn't think that anything would go wrong.
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.
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?
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.
Drowning is an incident that can be prevented in most cases. It's a tragic event that results in people dying far before they should. In some cases, there is a person, company or facility that can be held liable for the wrongful death of your loved one.