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Blog Category Wrongful Death

Cases Involving the Death of a Loved One

January 12th, 2018

man in a suit under a black umbrella with face hiddenWhen a loved one passes away unexpectedly and as the result of some type of accident, you may be wondering if you can file a lawsuit on their behalf. Depending on your relationship to the deceased and the applicable state’s laws, a wrongful death claim can may be able to be pursued by a surviving loved one or family member.  (These issues can be very tricky so it is important that you contact a lawyer to help you understand your … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death in Prison

March 14th, 2016

metal-barsIf you have had a family member die while in the custody of a jail or prison, you may be able to sue for wrongful death. When an inmate dies due to abuse or neglect, the family may be due compensation, but what type? The answer to that question depends on the manner of death, the type of institution, and certain other considerations.

When a family member dies while in custody, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney. … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death

Man Who Left Vehicle to Check on Driver Struck and Killed.

January 20th, 2015

download (31)Getting into a car accident can be a traumatic experience.  As a driver, you want to know what’s going on, and you want to know it as soon as possible. Are there damages?  Is anyone else hurt? What will my mechanic say?  These are all questions that come up right after the accident.

Sometimes, however, something even more devastating happens right after the accident.  In this case, a man had gotten into an accident on I-77 North.  He was near … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News, Wrongful Death

Collapsible Table Kills Student

January 14th, 2015

downloadSchools are filled with many types of dangerous but necessary equipment. Scissors, sharpeners, and playground equipment come to mind immediately, but one recent and tragic story shows how dangerous mobile folding tables can be.

In New Jersey, a seven-year-old boy was killed at soccer practice when the bench of a folding table came away from the wall where it was fastened. The 108-pound object struck the boy in head and killed him instantly. It’s not known whether the boy touched … Read more

Posted In: Child Care Laws, In The News, Injuries to Children, Wrongful Death

Joan Rivers’ Death – Was It Negligence?

October 21st, 2014

Joan Rivers by David Shankbone NYC 2010Risky procedure. It’s a phrase that we see all too often in the cases of poor medical outcomes. We have seen the phrase more in recent news in the wake of Joan Rivers’ death. Yes, any time a person is placed under anesthesia, there is a risk. But isn’t medical technology advanced enough to minimize that risk in today’s day and age?

There is always a chance of having an allergic reaction to the drugs used to induce a state … Read more

Posted In: In The News, Wrongful Death

Mother Dies, Children Injured

September 4th, 2014

Monday morning saw a tragic accident when a mother was killed and her two children were injured in a horrifying car wreck. Silje Grayston and her two children, aged one and three, were sitting at a stop sign on Independence Blvd in their Volvo, when they were suddenly and inexplicably struck by a red RAV4. The driver of the RAV4, Caw Kam, for reasons that are not yet clear, cut across four lanes of traffic and struck the Volvo. … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, In The News, Injuries to Children, Wrongful Death

Number of Citations at Mines a Good Thing

September 2nd, 2014

Since the tragedy of Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010, the worst mining tragedy in forty years, the number of inspections has risen dramatically. Since 2010 there has been around eight hundred impact inspections at mine in the US. In July alone the Mine Safety and Health Administration inspected fifteen coal mines and three other mines. During those inspections they issued one hundred ninety citations and eight additional orders. While this may appear to be an indication of poor adherence … Read more

Posted In: In The News, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death

Drunk Driver Kills Two

August 25th, 2014

Wednesday night on Highway 74, a man with several previous drunk driving and other vehicle related convictions crossed the median. His vehicle struck another vehicle head on and forced that vehicle into the path of an oncoming semi.   When police arrested him, Jose Estevez Herrera had empty beer cans on the floor of his truck and had clearly been drinking. The vehicle he forced into the path of the semi was driven by Laral Callahan and her boyfriend Paul … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driver, In The News, Wrongful Death

DUI Driver Sentenced to Prison for Fatal Wreck

August 20th, 2014

Paul Miller was driving his cab down Woodlawn Road the night of May 3, 2013. His vehicle was hit by Justin Miller, who ran from the accident and was driving on a suspended license due to a DUI the month before.  Paul Miller died that night in an ambulance while on the way to the hospital.  Reports indicate that at the time of the crash, Justin Miller was driving in excess of 65 mph in a 35 mph zone.

When … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, In The News, Wrongful Death

EPA Release Well Fire Report

August 9th, 2014

The report has come out on the result of the Pennsylvania State Environmental Protection Agency investigation into the Chevron Gas well fire back in February.  It was this blaze that killed worker Ian McKee, a 27-year-old field technician from Morganstown who worked for Cameron, a contractor for Chevron Gas.  McKee and another worker were on the well pad site when something went disastrously wrong.  The DEP reported that a well head assembly discharged an improperly secured lockpin.  The report theorized … Read more

Posted In: In The News, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death

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