The loss of a loved one is a tragic event to go through. No one is ever prepared for the death of a family member, even if they are elderly or sick. However, one is never prepared for the sudden loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. Because these incidents are often caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to understand that surviving family members are afforded the right to take legal action to hold a negligent party accountable for the accident and the damages arising from it. However, in order to take action, one must first prove that there was a wrongful death and that party is to blame.
Residents in New Jersey often feel the constant demands that life brings. And because of that, motorists find themselves driving from place to place at all hours of the day, even during morning and evening rush hour. While traffic is a part of driving, it is also something that motorists should remain attentive during. While a driver might be compelled to check their emails, text others or even make a phone call as a means to pass the time, this action is a dangerous choice to make. Anytime a driver is not paying attention to the road or the primary task of driving, this increases the risk of causing a car accident.
The warm weather and end of the school year means that many people will be out enjoying the New Jersey sunshine with their children. While the majority will return home safely after having a good time, it is an unfortunate reality that accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Many will involve injuries and fatalities. Even worse is when these incidents involve defenseless children. When there has been an accident due to negligence, those who were affected need to be aware of their rights and the steps to taking legal action.
It is an unavoidable reality that car accidents will happen in New Jersey, and a number of these will result in a fatality. Attempting to reduce these accidents, studies are often conducted to examine crashes and their causes. One study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed that the number of people who die in a late-model vehicles has risen slightly. This is attributed to the stronger economy, a factor that leads to more people driving and the chance that reckless drivers will be on the road. In addition, the IIHS believes that the number of fatalities might reduce in the coming years as the economy recedes.
Workplace accidents are a problem in New Jersey and across the nation. There are certain jobs that are more dangerous than others, but any job can have an incident that leads to injuries and a fatality. The statistics regarding these accidents are kept by government agencies to determine how and why they happen as well as to provide a guideline for their prevention.
Wrongful death claims are characterized by their unusual departure from other tort-based lawsuits. In personal injury suits, only the person who suffers the injury can bring the suit. But in wrongful death suits, the primary victim cannot bring suit because she is dead. The surviving family can bring a suit, but their compensation does not include the damages that would be available to the victim, were she alive. This is just one of the quirks in wrongful death suits that can complicate a lawsuit for those who are unprepared. This post will go over wrongful death suits and how to avoid the common pitfalls.
Wrongful death suits are among the most difficult to litigate because these claims always bring up difficult memories for the surviving family. The intersection of deep emotional loss and complicated legal issues is burdensome for many families. Additionally, wrongful death claims are complex because the primary witness, the decedent (the person who passed away) is dead therefore plaintiffs must rely on evidence from other parties. This post will go over the basics of a wrongful death claim.
Construction is still the deadliest occupation in New York City. It doesn't seem like a week passes without news of workers either getting killed or seriously injured. The most recent devastating example of this took place Tuesday, Nov. 22 around noon when a 6,500 pound metal beam slipped out of a crane's rigging and fell four stories to hit crane operator George Smith (age 47) and flagman Alessandro Ramos (age 43).
When most parents drop their children off at the bus stop in the mornings, their thoughts are more than likely focused on their impending workday or the errands that they'll have to complete by the end of the day. In other words, the last thing on their minds is the possibility that their children could be involved in some sort of serious accident, taking it for a given that they'll be safe given the sheer height and weight of the school bus.