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Tragic deaths can come with a lot of emotional damage

The death of a loved one is something that is difficult to overcome, but you might find it even more difficult when the death is because someone else was being reckless. This is often the case when you lose a loved one because of an accident that was caused by another driver.

Unsafe driving activities that can injure or kill people

Driving safely is a duty that all drivers should uphold. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. For some drivers, trying to hurry up and get to their destination is the most important thing -- even if it means putting other people in danger.

Statute of limitations at heart of wrongful death lawsuit

On July 25, 2012, a woman went to the emergency room at Good Samaritan's Hospital to seek care for serious medical symptoms. These included headaches, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea and back pain. That woman would never walk out of the hospital. Only four hours after she arrived, she was pronounced dead.

Grief is a personal process that must be addressed

The sudden loss of a loved one is traumatic. When the loss is because of an accident, such as a car crash, the emotions you feel will likely be intense. While some people might be able to work through the emotions without help, there are some people who will need professional help to overcome the emotions.

Rail crossing warnings may come to navigation apps

Accidents involving inadequate, like commuter trains, light rail, subways, and cargo, are among the deadliest accidents. The human body is no match for the hundreds of tons of metal that are smashed and twisted together in these fatal accidents. To combat the prevalence of these accidents, especially in the rail-congested Northeast, some governments and activists are pressuring Internet companies to add warnings regarding rail crossing to their navigation apps.

Driver negligence may be why traffic fatalities are on the rise

It seems logical to believe that improved automotive safety features would usher in a decrease in the number of accident fatalities on our roads. What with so many cars and trucks outfitted with airbags, automatic emergency-braking, adaptive cruise control, and other helpful features, it seems that the number of accident-related deaths should be plummeting. But recently, the opposite has been true.

Mesothelioma: wrongful death lawsuits

Mesothelioma is a slow-acting cancer that damages the lining of a person's internal organs such as their stomach, heart, and lungs. It is primarily caused by repeated exposure to asbestos. According to the American Cancer Society, there are around 3,000 diagnosed cases a year. This post will go over the legal issues surrounding mesothelioma.

A plastic surgeon's duty of care and the potentially fatal risks

No one expects their loved one to die from cosmetic surgeries. "Going under the knife" is always serious but cosmetic surgeries are not supposed to be dangerous. This post will go over how cosmetic surgeries that sometimes result in death and how you and your family may recover compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Answers to common wrongful death questions

Wrongful death suits arise when the surviving loved ones or the estate of the deceased person brings an action on behalf of the decedent (the deceased person). Wrongful death suits operate on the premise that someone died due to the negligent action or omission of another person and that person should be held responsible for that person's death. This post will go over some typical questions that come up when families considering pursuing a wrongful death suit.

Self-driving Uber passengers signed death waiver

You probably heard about the pilot program that Uber launched in Pittsburgh testing completely autonomous Uber cars. Passengers who order cars in Pittsburgh now may either get a self-driven car or a human operated vehicle. But what you may not know is before that pilot program launched, Uber tested the technology in a "friends and family" program. It allows friends and family of Uber employees to ride in the autonomous vehicles.

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