Wrongful Death Archives

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.

Pokémon Go to blame for recent string of accidents

The new virtual reality game Pokémon Go has become wildly popular with individuals of all ages. The game requires players to hunt for Pokémon using the GPS feature on their phone. Unfortunately, as popular as the game has been, it is now receiving negative attention for being the cause of several accidents. Just recently, the game has been blamed for leading a teen into traffic where she was struck by a car.

Death by workout supplement

If you work out and stay in shape, it may be difficult to think of anything bad happening to your health. Unfortunately, bad things do happen, and even those health-conscious enough to supplement their workout should be aware of threats that reside in the fitness world.

Safety measures for runners and cyclists may be not enough

Despite high-tech advances in safety gear for athletes, careless accidents cost the lives of many each year. Regardless of the sport, whether it be running or cycling, there are countless new products out there to keep weekend warriors and competitive athletes safe while roadside. Unfortunately, despite sporting goods companies' best attempts to make these sports safe, negligent drivers passing by continue to pose a very real threat.

Injured customers can hold negligent business owners liable

When a business is open to the public, those who enter the premises have every reason to expect they will be safe from serious injury. To this end, businesses typically have regulations they must follow to best ensure that customers and clients will not be exposed to serious hazards. But sadly, sometimes patrons suffer serious or even fatal injuries due to the negligence of a careless business owner.

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