Four crucial steps in a wrongful death lawsuit

By adminPersonal Injury Lawsuits

There are several crucial steps to any wrongful death lawsuit. They can vary, however, depending on the state where the lawsuit is filed. The most important difference between jurisdictions is the right to file suit in the first place. Unlike other jurisdictions, New York and New Jersey only allow the decedent’s personal representative to bring a wrongful death claim. No …

Top 7 Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases

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When a person dies due to the negligence of another individual or entity, it could result in a viable wrongful death claim. This is a civil lawsuit that seeks monetary compensation from the party responsible for a preventable death. Pursuing these claims is never easy for the family of the deceased. The grieving process is hard enough without the challenges …

4 Key Wrongful Death Questions

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After the untimely loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can: Make public the negligence that caused your loved one’s death Provide much-needed compensation to meet financial obligations that the deceased person would have covered Provide a sense of closure The following are four questions we often receive about wrongful death lawsuits. What is wrongful death? A wrongful …

Top 5 Mistakes People Make in Wrongful Death Cases

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The death of a loved one and the demands of settling the estate can stir up a great deal of raw emotion. Add to that the challenge of paying bills and making funeral and other arrangements, and surviving loved ones can feel understandably overwhelmed. At times like these, it is all too easy to act without thinking things through; however, …

In-Flight Injuries on Airplanes: Who Is Responsible?

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People are injured every year due to events that happen during their flight. One of the most common causes of injury, for example, is a passenger being hurt by an overhead bin opening and the contents falling out. As airline travelers know, the contents of bins can be heavy luggage. Another frequent cause of injury is caused by food carts. …

Can You Sue Your Spouse for Personal Injury?

By Ryan BrownPersonal Injury Lawsuits

Can spouses sue each other for personal injury? After all, one spouse may do things that are unsafe to the other, either intentionally or unwittingly. At one point in history, spouses were not legally allowed to sue each other for personal injury, due to a general principle called “interspousal immunity.” Why? Well, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a …

Emerging Medical Tech for Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Jacky GalePersonal Injury Lawsuits

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) refers to the type of brain degeneration caused by multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Sports fans will recognize CTE as being the central focus of the movie Concussion, which was based on the true story of a doctor’s exploration of the link between CTE and football injuries. Although the focus of CTE research, at least in …

Child Drownings Tragically on the Increase

By Dawn SnyderPersonal Injury Lawsuits

As summer approaches, so does swimming season. Seventy percent of drowning incidents take place between May and August, so that also means the risk of water accidents is at a peak. The child safety advocacy group Safe Kids Worldwide recently released its 2018 water safety study, drawing attention to the risks of water to children and what can be done …

What Are PTSD Personal Injury Claims?

By Dawn SnyderPersonal Injury Lawsuits

PTSD, also known as post traumatic stress disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that sometimes affects people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. When a personal injury victim suffers from PTSD as the result of an accident, it can interfere with daily functioning in ways that make physical and mental recovery even tougher. As a personal injury lawyer at …

Your Personal Injury Consultation Checklist

By Ava LawsonPersonal Injury Lawsuits

Before meeting a personal injury attorney to discuss your accident and potential claim for damages, it’s important to ensure you’re prepared with the proper documents, reports and relevant information surrounding your injury. Documentation, including police reports, medical receipts,  and witness statements, lend credibility to your case, while providing your lawyer with key information to help determine whether litigation is warranted. …