Whenever someone dies in an accident, it can be difficult to assign blame. After all, most people have no intention of harming someone else when they take actions that lead to a fatal accident. However, under the law, certain types of accidents can be deemed as wrongful deaths, depending on their cause. If your loved one has been lost to a fatal injury caused by an accident, it is important to know if you have the right to recover compensation from the person or entity that caused the death.
No one wants to imagine that a loved one could be the victim of a fatal accident. Unfortunately, it happens every day: a loving family loses someone due to the negligence or carelessness of another party. While the person who died may not be able to seek justice, family members can through the process of a wrongful death lawsuit.
You may have heard the term “wrongful death claim” without truly understanding what it means. It is obvious that a “wrongful death claim” includes a victim’s death, but who brings such a claim against a defendant? How do you know if a death is wrongful or just an accident? What type of compensation is available for wrongful death and who collects it?
These questions are all good ones to pose to an attorney who focuses on wrongful death and personal injury, like those at Barber & Associates. Here are some facts about wrongful death cases that will help you understand this sometimes confusing area of the law.
You may have heard the term “wrongful death” from a variety of places, from the news to crime shows. Over our decades-long career, we’ve handled numerous wrongful death lawsuits. But for the everyday citizen, it may not be clear what a wrongful death lawsuit involves.
Statistics tell us that roughly 29 percent of all traffic fatalities each year involve an alcohol-impaired driver. Running the numbers even further, that’s one death directly related to drunk driving every 48 minutes.
What happens to the family members who are left devastated in the aftermath?
An incredibly dangerous and bewildering game of cat-and-mouse between drivers of two trucking companies resulted in a $27 million wrongful death decision for the family of an Oregon woman caught in the wrong place at the wrong
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will talk about the specifics of the incident – including how the jury was able to sidestep Oregon’s cap of $500,000 on wrongful death decisions.
A disturbing case in Chicago involving the suppression of records about a man who caused a drunk driving accident that killed two young men has resulted in a $20 million settlement from the City of Chicago to the family of the victims.
In this issue, we’ll talk more about the case and the specifics of why you need a skilled and dogged Alaska personal injury lawyer on your side to obtain justice on your behalf.
If you own a Toyota 4Runner, you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this story. The family of a high school senior killed because of a fractured axle in her 4Runner has received a $12 million decision by a jury. During the trial, documentation revealed that there is a record of such incidents with 4Runners. … Read more
While mistakes can be made by anyone – including trained professionals – the consequences can often be deadly.
When someone loses his or her life because of someone else’s negligence, surviving family members often have no other option than to file a wrongful death lawsuit to cover a host of expenses, including medical bills, lost income, burial and funeral expenses and the emotional cost of unexpectedly losing a loved one.