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15 Aug 2012, 2:47 pm by Kayla K
It’s summer in Washington State, and we’re lucky enough to have the Puget Sound, the Pacific Coast, and tons of lakes and rivers to swim in on those extra hot days.  However, it’s always important to place safety first, especially in the case of children and teens.  According to Seattle Children’s Hospital, over 1,500 children and teens die in the United States every year from drowning.  In Washington State, the average is 25 children and teens every year.  It’s too often that these… [read post]
25 Apr 2011, 6:03 am by admin
The basis for wrongful death lawsuits varies greatly – as does the compensation and settlements. The following are just a few examples of the compensation awarded to survivors of persons who died as a result of another’s negligence. The surviving members of a woman who was killed in a Texas City after a collision between two fire trucks reached nearly a quarter-million dollars. The young female was simply an innocent bystander who was struck and killed by equipment that shook loose from one of… [read post]
25 Jul 2012, 6:00 am by HCWadmin
A motor vehicle accident resulting in the death of an ?individual is devastating to the family of the innocent victim.  Any ?wrongful death claim must be investigated immediately so the rights of the? survivors are protected. You need an experienced wrongful death lawyer to ?help you through this most difficult time.  Find out what you need to be ?doing right away. Contact us today.   A recent 2012 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report estimates traffic deaths for the… [read post]
2 Apr 2013, 9:35 am by Robert Reeves
A 59-year-old South Carolina man was tending to his broken down pick-up truck on the side of an Aiken County highway, when a drunk driver lost control of his car and skidded off the road, slamming into the pick-up truck.  The pick-up truck was forced into the man who was checking under the hood, and he later died from his injuries. The 21-year-old driver was charged with Felony DUI, and if convicted, he could face up to $25,000 in fines and up to 25 years in prison.  This accident is an… [read post]
11 Oct 2011, 7:23 am
ABC news reports that the now that a criminal jury in the Michael Jackson case has found his doctor, Conrad Murray, guilty of involuntary manslaughter, the Jackson family's next step in all likelihood is to pursue a civil case against Murray for medical malpractice. The Jackson family has filed lawsuits against Murray last year for wrongful death and against AEG Live LLC, the firm behind Jackson's "This Is It" tour. According to the two cases will be joined together. It is not likely,… [read post]
9 Oct 2013, 2:43 pm by Harris Personal Injury
View Larger Map Woman Faces Maximum Sentence for Killing One Cyclist and Injuring Another The woman who killed one cyclist and critically injured another on Highway 1 has been sentenced to 11 years and 8 months in Chowchilla Prison. Jessica Goddard was drinking and driving without a license when she struck two cyclists on Highway 1 last Labor Day. KCOY Central Coast News reports that Goddard had a number of previous convictions for driving under the influence, hit and run and reckless driving.… [read post]
4 Mar 2013, 2:51 am by Paul Greenberg
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the bus driver and carrier involved in a fatal bus crash in 2012. The family of a young woman killed in the crash filed the lawsuit recently. The crash occurred on August 2, 2012, when a double-decker Megabus on its way to St. Louis ran off the road near Litchfield, Illinois, striking a bridge support. The female passenger was killed and dozens were injured. It was reported that a blown tire might have been the cause of the accident, and the Federal… [read post]
6 Aug 2013, 3:15 pm by
Life can be lot of fun and fulfillment to enjoy, especially during these summer months, until something traumatic happens… resulting in a fatality. When it is determined that someone is responsible for a the loss of a person’s life, a wrongful death claim can be filed. A wrongful death claim against a person who is allegedly liable because of a willful act, a wrongful act or plain negligence can be filed by:  - surviving relatives - dependents or- surviving… [read post]
15 Apr 2013, 3:36 am by briadm
The parents of a student at Northern Illinois University (NIU) who died during a fraternity initiation party have filed a wrongful death lawsuit blaming the fraternity and its members for his death. The lawsuit alleges that fraternity members made the new pledge drink dangerous amounts of alcohol and then took no action when he lost consciousness. The morning after a November 1, 2012 initiation party, David Bogenberger’s body was found in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house. Bogenberger, a… [read post]
4 Dec 2012, 12:08 am by Paul Greenberg
A second Illinois resident has been infected with fungal meningitis in the nationwide outbreak that has infected over 400 people in 19 states, killing 30, according to the CDC. On November 2, the CDC’s case count was updated to confirm a second case of infection in Illinois. The outbreak is the result of contaminated steroid injections produced by Framingham, Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center.. The Illinois Department of Health and Human Services said that patients at three… [read post]
17 Jan 2013, 1:12 am by Paul Greenberg
Gun control advocates will try to hold a website that facilitates arms sales legally responsible for the murder of a sixth grade teacher in Oak Brook. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence recently filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against Armslist LLC on behalf of the family of Jitka Vesel, who was shot to death in 2011. The filing comes shortly after a federal appeals court ruling striking down a state law banning the carrying of concealed weapons. Gun control advocates say that firearms… [read post]
1 Aug 2011, 9:05 pm by PritzkerLaw
Our attorneys are investigating a Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak that has sickened 77 people in 26 states. One of the Salmonella victims died. The epidemiological and microbiological evidence points to ground turkey as the source of the outbreak. According to the CDC, among the 51 ill persons with available information, 25 (49%) reported consuming ground turkey. Cultures of four ground turkey samples purchased from four retail locations between March 7 and June 27, 2011 yielded Salmonella Heidelberg… [read post]
21 Sep 2011, 3:56 pm by PritzkerLaw
Laboratory tests, including DNA fingerprinting (PFGE), have confirmed eight deaths in the Listeria outbreak linked to Rocky Ford cantaloupe grown by Jensen Farms of Holly Colorado: 2 in Colorado, 1 in Maryland, 4 in New Mexico, and 1 in Oklahoma, according to today's CDC update on the outbreak. In addition to the eight deaths listed above, Listeria deaths in other states are being investigated to determine if they were caused by Jensen Farms cantaloupe. Our law firm is representing the family of a… [read post]
18 Nov 2010, 4:22 pm by webdev
The U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday that charges will be dropped for at least one U.S. Coast Guardsmen, Petty Officer Lavelle Teague, in connection with the fatal vessel accident that occurred in the San Diego bay earlier this year, according to the San Diego CW affiliate. Allegations of texting and reckless driving were held against four U.S. Coast Guards in connection with the wrongful death of an 8-year old Rancho Penasquitos boy, Anthony DeWeese, during the annual holiday Parade of Lights… [read post]
19 Apr 2012, 3:28 pm
This week, WJHG reported on final preparations for an annual event recognizing crime victims in Panama City. Law enforcement representatives are partnering with advocacy groups to organize the annual event, called Missing Place at the Table. This is the sixth year for the event that focuses on families who have lost a loved one due to violent crime in Panama City or the surrounding regions. Missing Place at the Table allows the families to recognize and honor their loved ones for the life they… [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 11:47 am
The Atlanta wrongful death lawyers working at our firm know that everyone deserves decent medical care and should not suffer from an unnecessary untimely death. Even those arrested, convicted, and incarcerated within our prison system deserve a reasonable standard of medical care and attention, as required by our laws and guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. One recent wrongful death story highlights this point. Last year, a 17-year-old boy was found dead in his cell at the Mize Street Municipal… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 3:01 pm by Whittel & Melton, LLC
A 1-year-old girl survived a near-drowning accident in a backyard pool Saturday morning, according to officials. The incident occurred just before 10 a.m. at a home at 5401 Westchester Blvd. in unincorporated Pinellas County near St. Petersburg. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the child’s caregiver was preparing her home for a family get-together while the child was outside in the fenced-in backyard with a family friend. The caregiver ventured outside and realized the… [read post]
17 Aug 2013, 5:16 pm by
  How do you know if you may actu–ally  have a wrongful death claim ? Our attorneys at K & W Legal take a closer look at who can bring a claim and which claims can be brought against someone or a business within our state of Georgia– The cause of action, according to ” wrongful death in Georgia” was brought about by the legislature. This is sometimes referred to as a “statutory cause of action” or a claim that is governed by a “statutory… [read post]
28 Mar 2014, 12:46 pm by Whittel & Melton, LLC
While we all use various modes of transportation to get from place to place, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging everyone to remember one key road user fact – we are all pedestrians. The sad reality is that pedestrians were one of a few groups of road users to see an increase in fatalities across the United States in 2011, reaching a whopping 4,432 deaths. This number represents a 3 percent increase from the number of reported deaths in 2010. Another 69,000 pedestrians… [read post]
15 Oct 2012, 11:50 am by HCWadmin
The number of wrongful death claims due to motor vehicle accidents in this country has skyrocketed in the first six months of 2012. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported a 9% increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities for the first half of 2012. This is the  largest increase in the first half of a year since this type of data began being collected in 1975. A the projection being made by the NHTSA for the first half of this year estimates that 16,290 people will have… [read post]