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In a freak accident at the U.S. Capital building, a tree branch fell killing a man who was working on the property.

On April 18th, the victim was working on an irrigation pipe when a branch from an American elm tree broke free and fell onto him. The tree split at the trunk with a four foot diameter section tipping at ground level next to the sidewalk, according to a report. The section of the tree is between 30 and 40 feet in length.

The man was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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When you are injured as a pedestrian, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the driver, vehicle owner, or employer responsible for your injuries if the driver was negligent.

A man was struck by an Access-A-Ride vehicle while in a Manhattan crosswalk. Access-A- Ride is a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) program that provides transportation to disabled individuals who are unable to use public subways or buses.

As a result of the accident, the pedestrian suffered a traumatic brain injury and an exacerbation of psychological issues. The victim and his family filed a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the vehicle and the company operating the vehicle.

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After tearful testimony, a Virginia Beach man was sentenced for killing a woman in DUI crash.

In April 2016, a 23-year-old woman preparing to complete her first year of medical school lost her life to a drunk driver. Last month, the negligent driver was sentenced to 6 years in prison, and he will remain on probation once released.

Police said the 39-year-old man was driving a Toyota RAV4 when he rear-ended a Dodge Caravan stopped at a red light. The impact pushed the van into a car. Three people in the minivan, including the young woman were taken to the hospital. The woman died a short time later. The driver of the van and the rear-seat passenger were treated and released. The driver of the SUV was treated for minor injuries, while the driver of the car refused medical treatment.

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Any delay or failure to provide the appropriate standard of care could be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges a surgeon ignored warnings from a nurse anesthetist, who said a patient could not be safely sedated because he weighted in excess of 330 pounds.

A 50-year-old man went to the hospital complaining that he felt a particle of food stuck in his throat. At the time of arrival, he was able to talk and breathe without difficulty. He was even joking with the hospital staff, according to the lawsuit.

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Guardrails must be properly constructed, meet any safety specifications, be installed properly, and serve as an adequate barrier between lanes and the sides of roads. They may not prevent an auto accident, but they will usually minimize the severity of injuries. Yet, several lawsuits in recent years, claim otherwise.

An Overland Park, Kansas man was killed after his truck left the roadway, hitting a guardrail that sliced through the vehicle. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced died at the scene. Investigators determined that the man was wearing a seat belt at the time, but the force of impact apparently caused him to break free of the restraints.

Serious injuries or death in an auto accident can leave the victim and his/her family with serious medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, income loss, and other expenses. There is no reason why a victim should bear the burden of all this without holding the responsible parties liable.

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In February, four people were killed and one critically injured in a three-vehicle crash in Des Plaines, Illinois.

At the time of the fatal crash, police said the driver of a Mercedes was traveling in excess of 100 mph when he slammed into a Chevy Impala as it was turning in to a parking lot. The impact sent the Impala spinning nearly 200 feet, crashing into a Toyota Highlander. The impact was so severe nearly four feet of the front of the car was blown apart, according to reports. A couple and their 20-year-old daughter inside the Impala were killed. The couple leaves behind a 10-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter. The driver of the Mercedes was also killed in the crash; his passenger survived with a traumatic brain injury. Two people in the Toyota suffered minor injuries.

An investigation later revealed that the Mercedes driver was actually driving 135 mph, and toxicology results showed he had a blood alcohol content almost three-times the legal limit. It was also determined that he had received at least nine tickets for speeding and other offenses in the past five years. Despite his license being suspended four times, he managed to narrowly avoid automatic revocation.

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The parents of a University of Missouri student who died two weeks after falling at least two stories from a balcony have reached a $5 million settlement with the property owners.

According to the wrongful death lawsuit, the 19-year-old fell after he leaned against an unsafe second-floor balcony during a party in December 2014. He was found unconscious on the ground directly underneath the balcony. There was no medical evidence of intoxication.

In the lawsuit, the family alleged that the defendants were aware the balcony was defective, but intentionally failed to make repairs because the property was going to be demolished in the near future to make way for a new student housing complex.

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Last April, a 24-year-old woman decided to drink and drive. After hitting a pedestrian, she then chose to leave the scene of the accident. When she was later apprehended, the woman chose to lie about the crash.

On April 10, 2016, the woman crashed her vehicle into the east side of a concrete barrier, according to police. She then hit a 21-year-old young man who was hiking along the shoulder of Interstate 229 when he was struck and killed by a Ford Fusion. As the woman continued driving, she crashed into the west side of the concrete barrier, at which time the pedestrian was thrown from the vehicle and hurled over the wall. The driver then fled the scene on foot. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

When the woman was found a short time later, she told police that she had been a passenger in the car and an unknown male had been driving. However, investigators found only the driver’s airbag deployed, the woman’s blood was found there, and she had the car keys. Yet, the woman maintained her lies throughout the investigation, according to reports.

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Louisiana State Police identified an Alexandria man as the deceased victim in a fiery I-10 crash.

The crash occurred as congestion slowed traffic around 5:30 pm. According to police, the driver of a Freightliner 18-wheeler failed to reduce speed as he approached the slower traffic. He struck the rear of a 2006 GMC Sierra, sending the Sierra off the side of the road. The semi continued forward, striking the rear of a 2004 Chevy Impala and pushing it into the back of another 18-wheeler. The momentum from the impact caused the second 18-wheeler to strike a 2004 Ford F-250.

The Impala was crushed between the two semis and a fire fully engulfed all three vehicles. The fire burned for about an hour and closed both sides of I-10; the Impala was unrecognizable when it was pulled from the wreckage. Its 26-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene; six other people in the chain-reaction crash sustained minor to moderate injuries.

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Every year, hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits are filed over a failure to diagnose, delayed diagnoses or misdiagnoses – all of which can lead to life-threatening consequences.

Following is an example of how health care providers can negligently cause harm to patients. During the lengthy litigation process, Lawsuit Financial may be able to assist the plaintiff with immediate financial obligations.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a New Hampshire hospital, claiming that a woman died after antibiotics were not prescribed for a severe urinary tract infection.