Articles Tagged with Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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We always believe that the unthinkable cannot happen to us, but the sad truth is that a fatal auto accident can happen at any time, to anyone. While the crash can happen for any number of reasons, the highest occurrences are due to a distracted driver, especially when it comes to texting. In the split second one takes their eyes off the road to send or read a text, tragedy can occur.

Although nothing can bring a loved one back, laws have been established to help compensate aggrieved families.

The family of a San Antonio man who was hit and killed last September by a distracted driver has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

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In a recent crash, the victim did nothing wrong; he was simply in the wrong place and the wrong time when a woman was driving in the wrong direction on a Minnesota highway. Now his family is suffering the devastating consequences of the woman’s negligent actions.

According to the state highway patrol, the woman was driving north in the southbound lanes when she collided head-on into a Ford Fusion. The Fusion caught fire on impact and landed in the median; the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The negligent female driver was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. No information has been released whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.

The crash remains under investigation, but in the meantime the family of the deceased should consult an experienced auto accident attorney.

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When placing a loved one in a health care facility to ensure their daily living needs are met, you expect a safe environment. Unfortunately, many facilities are understaffed or inadequately trained, which can result in negligence. If someone you love has suffered because of negligent care, you may be entitled to compensation.

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed last month against a West Virginia health care facility alleging reckless misconduct and wrongful death.

According to the complaint, a woman was admitted to the facility for rehabilitation and assistance with daily living. During her residency, she suffered multiple witnessed falls, complicated urinary tract infections with sepsis, and fecal impaction, which ultimately led to her death six months after arrival. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant:

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Every year, thousands of people file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. One of the biggest hurdles however, is the waiting game. It is not unusual for the insurance company or profit-driven corporate defendant to drag the case out for years hoping to never make a payment or to pay far less than the plaintiff deserves. Even after a claim is settled, it could be months or years before a check is received. In the meantime, many plaintiffs have mounting bills and expenses with no way to make the payments. Rather than settling for less than full case value, a plaintiff can level the playing field with lawsuit funding.

Lawsuit funding is a non-recourse cash advance that doesn’t require the applicant to have good credit or collateral; employment is not required either. The only eligibility requirements for a lawsuit cash advance is a strong case and attorney representation. The amount funded is based on the projected settlement.

The best part about lawsuit funding is that repayment is made only after the case settles. At that time, the plaintiff’s attorney will repay the advance from the proceeds of the settlement. If the case is lost, the repayment is completely waived. The funded plaintiff keeps the cash advance, no questions asked. This makes it a win-win situation for the plaintiff.

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A 21-year-old Bryan, Texas man was killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident.

According to police, four people were in a pick-up when the driver lost control and the truck flipped and rolled. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. A male and female passenger were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 18-year-old driver suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover. The accident remains under investigation, but speed appears to be a factor.

Careless or reckless drivers cause accidents every day, resulting in serious or fatal injuries. The at-fault driver can be held responsible for damages including medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, plaintiffs may not be compensated for years, yet they simply do not have the financial resources to wait out the long litigation process. As the bills pile up, financial hardship mounts. While the case is in progress, lawsuit funding can be used to lessen that financial burden. Without the pressure to settle, the plaintiff’s attorney has time to obtain the largest possible settlement.

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Pharmacy errors can happen when the wrong dose of a prescription is given, when the wrong medication is given and in other circumstances. When that duty of care is breached and the breach causes harm to the patient, a pharmacy and pharmacist can be held liable for damages.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a pharmacy and pharmacist, alleging negligence in the dispensing of a medication.

The complaint was filed earlier this month alleging that the failure to provide the proper dosage of medication contributed to death. The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000.

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Lawsuit Financial understands that auto accident lawsuits can take months, even years to settle. We also know that many plaintiffs are on a fixed income and won’t have enough money to keep the case going. Rather than struggling financially during an already difficult time, we can offer a non-recourse cash advance against the pending claim.

Petersburg, Virginia police are still investigation a fatal crash involving a dump truck and three other vehicles.

Two dump trucks were traveling together as they approached an intersection. The first truck driver went through the intersection. The second driver followed, but had failed to notice the light had changed. The truck struck a vehicle that had the right-of-way, before striking two other cars. The dump truck went off the road into a nearby swamp. A pregnant woman was in the first vehicle hit; she was pronounced dead at the scene. Four people, including a child suffered minor injuries.

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When negligence causes a fatal car crash, family members have the right to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one. Unfortunately, insurance companies will do everything they can to deny a claim outright. When that doesn’t work, they’ll try to deny it based on contributory negligence. They are also experts at devaluing claims.

Winning a wrongful death lawsuit requires the expertise of a personal injury attorney who specializes in car accident fatality cases. Although hiring an attorney is the best course of action to achieve the largest possible settlement, it doesn’t mean a quick settlement. Especially in wrongful death claims, it often takes years to seek justice.

Once a case is filed, if a plaintiff starts to worry about how to pay the bills and stay financially stable throughout the litigation process, it is time to consider a lawsuit cash advance, known as lawsuit funding.

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The first pair of wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, California during a dance party on December 2. Officials say 36 people died in the blaze.

According to reports, the Ghost Ship was much more than just a simple warehouse. It was a well-known “live-work” warehouse. Artists used a portion of the main floor as studio space and dozens reportedly lived there. Dance parties typically occurred on the second floor.

The lawsuits claim the building was a death trap. It was in violation of city codes and under dangerous conditions that included exposed dangling wires, makeshift heating from propane tanks, no running water, no sprinkler system, non-working smoke alarms, no fire extinguishers, and a labyrinth of flammable materials. The second floor was only reachable by a rickety staircase made of pallets. Once the fire broke out, it was impossible for most of the people inside to escape.

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An out-of-court settlement of $7.75 million has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the widow [Linda] of a man [Thomas] who died in a snowmobile-car collision more than 10 years ago.

The case dates back to February 19, 2006 when the couple were guests at The Point at Saranac Lake, a luxury 5-star hotel in upstate New York. The plaintiff claimed that the hotel arranged a snowmobile tour with Adirondack Snowmobile Rental. The tour was set up by the hotel for the couple and four other guests (2 other couples) who were also staying at the hotel, all beginners who had never used a snowmobile before.

They were given a 10 – 20 minute lesson in the operation of the snowmobile before setting off. During the tour, one of the snowmobiles broke down due to a faulty drive belt. The guide decided to head back to the tour’s origin and told the others to follow him. The suit claims the tour guide was in a rush and failed to protect the novice snowmobilers by traveling ahead of them without warning of road crossings and stop signs. The guide crossed a road and the couple followed, unaware they were traveling towards a road and stop sign. It was at this point they were struck by a minivan, killing. Linda suffered a traumatic brain injury, fractures of her tibia, femur and pelvis and underwent 5 surgeries to repair the fractures.