You’ll Never Guess What Happened on This “Death Trap Escalator”!

Death Trap Escalator

The family of a man who was strangled to death after his clothing became ensnared in an escalator has received a settlement of $1 million from King County, Washington.

The Case at a Glance

As the 42-year-old victim was nearing the bottom of an escalator at University Station, he fell and the drawstring on his hooded sweatshirt became caught in the moving steps, which caused the rest of his clothing to become trapped.

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Putting a Dollar Figure on Your Pain and Suffering

Putting a Dollar Figure

If you’ve been hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you can probably seek compensation from a third party (i.e. the insurance provider of the at-fault party) through a personal injury lawsuit. But how are numbers for pain and suffering reached? In this article, we’ll talk about it.

Pain & Suffering Defined

Simply put, physical pain and suffering is the pain experienced from actual physical injuries and any detrimental effects anticipated to be experienced in the future because of the injury.

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