The term “wrongful death” may be misunderstood when filing a lawsuit. Many people assume that if someone is killed in an accident, there can automatically be a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or group responsible for the accident. Although this is often the case, there are times when wrongful death suits are inappropriate or impossible. Additionally, there may be damages that are granted in some wrongful death lawsuits but not in others. In order to fully understand what a wrongful death lawsuit is and how it applies to any given situation, it is helpful to look at the facts and laws surrounding the term.
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.
In mid-June, the family of a Duke Energy worker who lost his life while on the job was awarded more than $27 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. In this issue, we’ll talk about the case, and share information about wrongful death lawsuits in Alaska. The Case at a Glance The 43-year-old victim worked as … Read more
The family of a girl struck and killed by a taxi near a beach has settled their wrongful death case with the City of Los Angeles for $9.5 million. During negotiations, it was proven the city failed to take steps to protect pedestrian beach goers from traffic. In this issue, we’ll talk about what happened. … Read more
A taxi driver whose decision to drive drunk resulted in the death of four people, and him being sentenced to over 40 years in prison and on the wrong end of a multi-million-dollar jury award. We’ll talk about the case in this issue. The Case at a Glance The man was behind the wheel of … Read more
In what may be one of the largest settlements of its kind, home furniture giant Ikea has agreed to pay $50 million to the families of three young boys who died when Ikea-made dressers toppled over onto them.
The Case at a Glance
The three boys all lost their lives in separate incidents – one in Minnesota, one in Washington and another in Philadelphia. All three cases involved one of Ikea’s Malm dressers, an assemble-it-yourself chest made of particleboard and fiberboard.
The husband of Jim Carrey’s late girlfriend has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the actor/funnyman stemming from her suicide last year. The case, however, may be a difficult one to win. We’ll tell you why here.
What Happened To Jim Carrey’s Girlfriend?
Cathriona White dated Carrey for a couple of years even though she was married to Mark Burton at the time. In fact, she and Burton married in 2013. Tragically, she took her own life in September 2015 by taking a host of different prescription medications.