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2 Mar 2010, 6:45 am by Bryan Fears
A Texas wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the parents of a six-year-old Gilmer, Texas, boy who was killed in a car accident in January. The suit has been filed in Upshur County’s 115th District Court. The victim was Nathan Connor Croley, and the Texas wrongful death lawsuit is being filed by his parents, Jerry and Melody Croley. Defendants named in the wrongful death lawsuit are Talley Rents (RentFirst) and the company’s employee Judson William Maurer of Longview, Texas. On January 29th,… [read post]
21 Mar 2013, 7:30 am by railroadaccidentfelalawyer
By Richard N. Shapiro, North Carolina (NC) Wrongful Death Lawyer A tragic pedestrian vs. train accident occurred on March 17, 2013 in southeast Charlotte, North Carolina (NC). To read the full story, follow the link to “Two Pedestrians Killed by Train in Southeast Charlotte” About the Editors: The Virginia and Carolina-based attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro have long histories of representing railroad workers in FELA and other railroad injury cases and of helping… [read post]
27 Apr 2011, 11:30 am by vashton
Esmeralda Galan and Jose Ortiz, parents of a toddler whose son was killed when a rotting tree fell onto their truck, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of San Jose and the neighbor whose property is adjacent to the tree. Galan and Ortiz had just pulled up in front of a relative’s house in downtown San Jose when unexpectedly, a 10 ton rotting maple tree fell onto the top of their truck, trapping Galan, Ortiz and their son, Mateo Ortiz, inside. Galan and Ortiz suffered arm and neck… [read post]
26 Mar 2013, 10:10 am by railroadaccidentfelalawyer
By Kevin Duffan, Virginia (VA) Railroad Accident Lawyer Tragedy struck Montgomery County, Virginia (VA) on March 23, 2013 when a man was found dead on the tracks near Switchback Road. To read the full story, follow the link to “Man Fatally Struck by Train in Montgomery County, Virginia”. About the Editors: The Virginia and Carolina-based attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro have long histories of representing railroad workers in FELA and other railroad injury cases and of… [read post]
1 Mar 2010, 10:44 am by Bryan Fears
The widow of a Texas man killed when a racing yacht capsized has settled a lawsuit with the manufacturer of the boat. On June 6, 2008, during a race from Galveston, Texas, to Vera Cruz, Mexico, Texas A&M University safety officer Roger Stone was killed when a 38-foot racing yacht lost its keel and capsized. The boat in question – named the Cynthia Woods – was manufactured by Cape Fear Yacht Works, owned by Kent Mitchell. The lawsuit was filed by Stone’s widow, Linda Stone, against Cape Fear… [read post]
28 Dec 2009, 6:39 am by Bryan Fears
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a convenience store clerk killed in a robbery. The suit has been filed against the owners of the convenience store. On January 31, 2008, 40-year-old Abdul H. Meje was fatally wounded during a robbery at a Galveston, Texas, Citgo. The wrongful death lawsuit comes just six months after the gunman, 35-year-old Robert Lee Stevens, was sentenced to life in prison. Stevens reached a plea agreement with the county’s district attorney’s office… [read post]
25 Feb 2010, 8:18 am by Bryan Fears
The family of the victim killed in the IRS plane crash on February 18, 2010 has filed a Texas wrongful death lawsuit against the pilot’s estate. Joseph Stack was piloting the plane involved in the fatal crash. Both he and Vernon Hunter, the victim at the center of the Texas wrongful death lawsuit, were killed in the suicide plane attack. According to authorities, Stack, 53, intentionally crashed his plane into the IRS office building. Hunter, who was a manager in the IRS office, was killed. In… [read post]
18 Feb 2013, 9:28 am by Scarlett
An accident in Gaston County turned fatal this weekend.  A collision between an SUV and a passenger car has taken the life of one person.   According to authorities, the accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon as the two drivers were traveling on Highway 321 near Community Road.  A body was found under the SUV when authorities reached the scene.   The driver of the passenger car was outside of his car when the SUV struck him.  The passengers in the SUV were… [read post]
20 May 2013, 3:35 am by briadm
A federal wrongful death lawsuit alleging that a community health center failed to properly treat a pregnant mother’s diabetes, resulting in the stillbirth of her son, has been settled for $575,000. The mother, Ammee Price, filed the lawsuit individually and as special administrator for her deceased son, Christopher E. Price, Jr., pursuant to the Illinois Wrongful Death Act. The mother received treatment at a federally-funded, community-based health center that is a public health service… [read post]
18 Feb 2010, 9:02 am by Bryan Fears
  A $100 million Texas wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Toyota after the death of a Clear Lake City couple attributed to a malfunctioning throttle. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, the couple, Janice and Kenneth Berg, were driving in their 2009 Camry on February 24th when the throttle malfunctioned and the car suddenly accelerated at a high rate of speed, causing Janice, who was driving the car, to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a utility pole. This Texas wrongful… [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 5:57 pm by Paul Greenberg
The brother of an elderly woman who was struck and killed by a taxi last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the taxi company. The collision occurred on August 22, 2011 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. The lawsuit claims that the taxi driver failed to yield to the female pedestrian as she walked across Sheridan Road. The taxi was attempting to turn left onto Sheridan when the woman was struck. The injured woman was transported to the hospital, where she died the… [read post]
22 Feb 2012, 7:52 pm by vashton
DES MOINES – The family of an elderly woman who was killed in a September 2011 car crash filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the truck that hit the vehicle the woman was a passenger in. According to Dallas County court papers, the driver of the truck, Kenneth Snow Jr., and his employer, Panama Transfer Inc., were both named in the lawsuit, which accused Snow and the trucking company of negligence. Snow allegedly admitted to running a red light at the intersection where the fatal… [read post]
1 Feb 2010, 5:51 am by Bryan Fears
The family of a cyclist killed in an accident with two fire trucks has reached a settlement with the city of Houston, Texas. Their wrongful death claim against the city is set to be settled for $225,000. Leigh Boone died two weeks after she was injured in an accident involving two fire trucks in March of 2009. The trucks collided at an intersection as they were speeding to what turned out to be a false alarm. One truck was speeding, and the other ran a red light. Boone was standing on the corner… [read post]
15 Mar 2012, 10:50 am by Charles B. Roberts & Associates, P.C.
A jury ruled this week that Virginia Tech was negligent in its response to the 2007 shootings on campus that left 33 dead and dozens more injured.  The families of Erin Peterson and Julie Pryde were awarded $4 million each after only three and a half hours of deliberation. The jury determined that many of the victims would likely be alive today if Virginia Tech police and campus administrators had warned students of the first shooting sooner than they did. Cases like this engender public… [read post]
17 May 2012, 8:14 am by Jeffery Robinette
Clifford Likens, 62, of Tunnelton,  WV died instantly Monday morning in an elevator shaft at Preston Memorial Hospital while on duty with the maintenance department.  Preston County Sheriff ’s deputies and OSHA are investigating what appears to have been an accident.  Melissa Lockwood, CEO of Preston Memorial said Likens “was killed in the course of his job duties” and had worked at the hospital for six years.  She further commented,  “He was a valuable member of our team. It is a… [read post]
2 Jan 2012, 9:58 pm by vashton
The wife of a man who died of a severe allergic reaction while a patient at Lodi Memorial Hospital filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Lodi Memorial Hospital Association. While being treated for an unspecified reason, Wayne Geist, 57, was given the maximum intravenous dose of Levaquin despite having an allergic reaction to the drug at a previous hospital stay. The lawsuit alleges that medical personnel had three opportunities to realize the medication being ordered was severely allergic to Geist… [read post]
15 Dec 2009, 7:23 am by Bryan Fears
The family of a car accident victim has filed a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of Houston, Texas, attorney John O’Quinn. The victim, Johnny Lee Cutliff, was an employee of O’Quinn. Cutliff was killed in the accident along with O’Quinn. The deadly accident took place on October 29th of this year. O’Quinn was traveling at a speed of 76 to 79 miles per hour when he slammed his SUV into a tree. O’Quinn was going almost double the street’s speed limit of 40… [read post]
24 Jan 2012, 11:01 am
Metro Atlanta's popular public rail system, MARTA, may be in hot water after results from a 2010 audit revealed some concerning safety issues. An article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that the audit pointed to several problems including: the death of a homeless man on MARTA rails, faulty indicator lights on the trains and a "near miss" accident between a train and work vehicle in a MARTA rail yard. Frequent MARTA patrons might be able to point to some additional issues, with faulty… [read post]
8 May 2012, 10:20 pm by vashton
UTAH – The family of a Sevier County sheriff’s sergeant who was tragically killed after being hit by a car filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drivers involved in the crash. On April 29, 2010, Sgt. Franco Aguilar had stopped to investigate a single-vehicle car accident on Interstate 70 in Sevier County when another vehicle hit him. The impact catapulted Aguilar over the side of a bridge and he fell 250 feet to his death. In addition to the driver who hit Aguilar, the lawsuit names the… [read post]
21 Aug 2012, 2:00 am by Paul Greenberg
A noted computer programmer convicted of murdering his wife must pay his children $60 million, a California jury has ruled. Hans Reiser, whose Namesys company developed widely-used software, was convicted of murdering his Russian wife Nina in 2008. Now, a civil wrongful death lawsuit has determined that he must compensate his children for the damage he has caused them. Attorneys for the children had asked Alameda County jurors to award $15 million for each child. The jury deliberated for two days… [read post]