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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]
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]
29 Aug 2011, 2:49 pm by jason
Following an accident which results in serious injury, you may be uncertain about what you can do to help prepare your case for trial or settlement. However, there are many steps a claimant can take to assist a Seattle personal injury attorney with a claim. For example, it is very important that you maintain good communication with your attorney throughout the legal process, including informing the attorney about any change to your contact information. An attorney may have questions for you… [read post]
5 Feb 2013, 1:20 am by Paul Greenberg
A 90-year-old nursing home resident is once again in the hospital for treatment of ongiong ear infections caused by an infestation of maggots allegedly acquired while living in a local nursing home. Catherine McCann, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, lived at Lutheran Home for the Aged in Arlington Heights for two years before having 57 maggots removed from her left ear in September. She has been treated multiple times since then for MRSA infections. McCann’s family is suing the… [read post]
14 Dec 2009, 5:58 am by Bryan Fears
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over the 2006 wrongful death of 18-year-old University of Texas fraternity hazing victim. The victim, Tyler Cross, died after falling from the balcony of an off-campus dormitory. A partial settlement in the parents’ wrongful death lawsuit against the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, has been reached. According to allegations made in the Texas wrongful death lawsuit, in the days before Cross’s death he was subjected to hazing rituals that included… [read post]
13 Feb 2012, 1:43 pm by Los Angeles Lawyer
The mother of a bus accident victim in St. Joseph, Missouri agreed to settle a wrongful death claim with the bus company outside court. Bridget Blasi, the mother of the boy who was killed in a bus accident was going to be paid by First Student amounting to $5 million in an out of court settlement. In November 2012, a bus hit Mason Adams as he was crossing the road. It was stated that the bus driver was in a hurry for the morning route and due to this, he missed to fully scrape the frost from the… [read post]
15 Dec 2011, 3:36 pm by vashton
The San Jose family of a young boy who was tragically killed in a drunk driving accident received a $1 million settlement for the damages associated with his death. Matthew Landers, who was 12 at the time of the accident, tragically drowned after the vehicle he was riding in became submerged in an Alaskan river at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 18, 2009. The driver of the vehicle, Daniel Armstrong, had been drinking prior to the accident and had a blood alcohol concentration level above the legal… [read post]
6 May 2012, 7:47 am by admin
It is hard to over emphasize the importance of experience when handling a very serious personal injury or wrongful death case. Attorneys with substantial experience in high dollar, high profile cases have a distinct advantage in moving a case forward. Many times, these experienced wrongful death attorneys are available to handle the same case a less experienced attorney. In cases like product liability for 18 wheeler accidents, the difference in experience can be very important on the potential for… [read post]
26 Nov 2011, 10:05 pm by vashton
The wife of a Hawthorne police officer tragically killed in a motorcycle accident with an El Segundo police officer filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the cities of El Segundo and Manhattan Beach. On May 26, 2011, Andrew Garton collided with EL Segundo Sgt. Rex Fowler while on duty assisting a funeral procession for a South Bay officer who died of cancer. Garton and Fowler were “leapfrogging” (blocking vehicles at intersections) when the accident occurred at Hawthorne Boulevard and… [read post]
3 Feb 2010, 4:23 am by Bryan Fears
  A Texas man is among those suing Toyota over an accident caused by the malfunctioning gas pedal that has been the subject of a recent recall. Michael Harris has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota alleging that a malfunctioning gas pedal in his wife’s 2009 Corolla caused her fatal car accident. The victim was wife and mother Trina Harris who was killed when her car sped through a stop sign and smashed into a concrete wall. At the time of the accident, Harris was driving a 2009… [read post]
8 Feb 2012, 1:35 pm by jason
About a week ago, the family of Roger Ballenger came forward to ask the driver who hit the beloved father and grandfather on Minkler Road in Sedro Woolley to turn themselves in. The call came into his son, Josh, last Wednesday evening that his father had died. One witness saw Roger fall down in the road, and attempted to help him. The truck that hit him never slowed, even after it had struck Roger Ballenger. His family searched the area for clues but was unsuccessful in uncovering any sign of the… [read post]
30 Nov 2012, 1:05 am by Paul Greenberg
A car accident on a recent Sunday morning took the life of one man and injured two others. According to police, 37-year-old Gary L. Vancil of Kewanee, Ill., died in the crash. Kenneth Armstrong, 38, and Fred Yelm, 37, both of Kewanee, were also injured. Kewanee Police responded to a 911 call at approximately 1 a.m. to find that a truck had crashed into a home on East Division Street. According to police, the vehicle was traveling on South East Street toward East Division when it left the road and… [read post]
21 Mar 2014, 2:08 pm by Akinyemi Ajayi
The tech-ride company Uber has instituted a policy for greater protections for consumers in the wake of the tragic death of a six-year-old San Francisco girl.  An Uber X driver struck the six-year-old and her family on New Year’s Eve while logged onto the Uber network awaiting rider notifications.  Uber has instituted expanded insurance coverage for its driver, to include protection for accidents that occur while drivers are not providing transportation service for hire but are… [read post]
6 Sep 2011, 3:33 pm by jason
One life has been lost and another changed forever after a drunk driver killed a man in Washington State. As a Seattle personal injury lawyer I have seen far too many victims seriously injured after being hit by a drunk driver and I know how difficult it can be to get your life back on track after suffering through a life changing injury. Driving intoxicated is reckless and selfish as it puts not only your life in danger but every other person that happens to be on the road with you. 23-year-old… [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 1:46 pm by Robert May
Determining The Wrongful Death Of A Child There is nothing more life changing than the death of a child. In many cases there is nothing that can be done to prevent it or to rectify it. Though many children die each year of natural causes there are also a small percentage of children killed every year to do the negligence or recklessness of another person or corporation. When considering wrongful death of a child there are a few things that must be considered before judgment is passed. Your case must… [read post]
15 Jan 2013, 11:55 am by Jeffery Robinette
An ambulance and a flatbed semi-truck collided on Interstate 79 south near Weston Tuesday morning and closed the highway for almost two hours on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Jan-Care Ambulance Services confirmed Tuesday morning that a Jan-Care EMT died following the accident on Interstate 79 in Lewis County. A Jan-Care ambulance was returning to the station from an EMS transport when it collided with a flatbed semi-truck Tuesday morning, according to Paul Seamann, Director of Operations at Jan-Care… [read post]
24 Dec 2013, 8:51 am
Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: "Are the laws or rules applying to a wrongful death claim different from a personal injury not involving death?" Everyone knows that industrial work can be dangerous. The large and powerful machines combine with a host of other potentially dangerous workplace conditions and can lead to disaster in some cases. We hope that employers take action to mitigate these risks, by inspecting machines carefully and providing safety training to workers.… [read post]
11 Oct 2011, 4:25 pm by jason
The danger of drinking and driving cannot be overstated.  As a Seattle car accident lawyer, I see entirely too many cases of people whose lives have been turned upside down by drunk drivers.  Late Sunday night, Candice Baima of Gig Harbor lost her life after a head-on collision with a 63-year-old driver who is believed by state troopers to have been under the influence, according to KIROTV.com.  Ms. Baima died at the scene of the accident, and her 14-year-old daughter, who was in the car with… [read post]
18 Feb 2010, 8:59 am by Bryan Fears
  A Dallas attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota on behalf of a Texas family. The lawsuit alleges that the deceased victim was driving a 2007 Lexus when the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a pickup truck. Toyota manufactures Lexus vehicles. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, who have filed both individually and as representatives of the estate of victim George E. Fitts, includes William, Todd, Bill C., Phyllis, Frieda and Marry Fitts. The suit was filed on February… [read post]
6 Nov 2013, 4:23 pm by Harris Personal Injury
NHTSA Releases Early Estimate of First Quarter Crash Fatalities The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently released a brief statistical summary for first quarter fatal crash projections. According to the DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a statistical projection estimates that 7,200 people died in crashes involving motor vehicles in the first quarter of 2013. This number represents a decrease of about 4.4 percent from the statistical projections for… [read post]