Negligence Lawsuit for Injury and Wrongful Death

 

negligence-lawsuitA Seattle family has initiated a $45 million negligence lawsuit against the city authorities holding their slackness responsible for a car accident that led to the death of two family members and injury to another two. The negligence lawsuit alleges that the city authorities failed in their duty to install interlock device on the vehicle of the driver, who had been caught five times previously for DUI and was on probation on the day of the accident. A South Carolina woman won $9.9 million in negligence injury lawsuit filed against an amusement park. The plaintiff suffered brain injury after falling from a ride. She attributed her injury to the reckless operation of the ride that led to twice the approval speed.

On July 22, 2013, a Polk County court awarded $1.1 billion compensation in a medical negligence lawsuit filed against a Florida nursing home. Sixty-nine-year-old Arlene Townsend died at the Auburndale Oaks Healthcare Center following injuries received from multiple falls. Next day, a 20-year-old California woman won $27.1 million in a negligence lawsuit. She suffered from brain injury after the boat she was riding on hit a jet ski. The boat operating company had employed a teenage driver, who failed to control the boat at a high speed.

 

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit And Negligence Lawsuit

 

Negligence Lawsuit for Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Seattle family has initiated a $45 million negligence lawsuit against the city authorities holding their slackness responsible for a car accident that led to the death of two family members and injury to another two. The negligence lawsuit alleges that the city authorities failed in their duty to install interlock device on the vehicle of the driver, who had been caught five times previously for DUI and was on probation on the day of the accident. A South Carolina woman won $9.9 million in negligence injury lawsuit filed against an amusement park. The plaintiff suffered brain injury after falling from a ride. She attributed her injury to the reckless operation of the ride that led to twice the approval speed.

On July 22, 2013, a Polk County court awarded $1.1 billion compensation in a medical negligence lawsuit filed against a Florida nursing home. Sixty-nine-year-old Arlene Townsend died at the Auburndale Oaks Healthcare Center following injuries received from multiple falls. Next day, a 20-year-old California woman won $27.1 million in a negligence lawsuit. She suffered from brain injury after the boat she was riding on hit a jet ski. The boat operating company had employed a teenage driver, who failed to control the boat at a high speed.

What Is Wrongful Death Negligence Lawsuit?

Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care by prudent persons or authorities as demanded by the situation. The tort law recognizes any injury caused by carelessness without any intentional action as the ground for negligence lawsuit. The basic idea is that everyone is expected to do their duty with reasonable care and ensure that their inaction or negligence in duty should not cause harm to others.

A number of factors constitute negligence and can be subject to litigation. These include,

  • Carelessness

  • Failure to act prudently

  • Dereliction of duty

  • Unreasonable action

  • Behaving in a negligent manner

  • Failure to respect safety of others

  • Lack of prompt or adequate action

  • Vicarious or secondary responsibility

  • Failure to recognize potential hazards and act to prevent them

Negligence lawsuit is a civil litigation that can be initiated by an injured person against private agencies or public authorities responsible for carelessness that caused him harm to recover compensable damages. Nursing home negligence lawsuit, administration negligence lawsuit, car accident negligence lawsuit, property owner negligence lawsuit, pet owner negligence lawsuit, school negligence lawsuit, employee negligence lawsuit are some of the types of common negligence lawsuits.

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Lynchburg Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In a three-day-long jury trial, the plaintiffs in the Lynchburg wrongful death lawsuit have settled for $250,000, in place of their earlier $12.5 million claim in the Lynchburg Circuit Court. The plaintiffs settled the case after the state agreed to pay $250,000 as compensation, apologized for the tragedy that claimed the life of plaintiffs’ brother Clarence Beard Jr., and agreeing to clear the name of the deceased that he was not a drug addict, nor was he drunk that fateful day.
About the Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The wrongful death suit, filed against seven Lynchburg police officers, claimed gross negligence on the part of the defendants that caused the death of Clarence Beard Jr. in 2006. The plaintiff, Mary Peterson, who is Beard’s sister, sought $12.5 million compensation in the lawsuit filed in 2008 for negligence, assault and battery, false arrest and imprisonment. The lawsuit alleged that, on September 24, 2006, the defendant police officers, Michael B. Eagle and Michael A. Huntsman, entered the deceased’s apartment, looking for a woman without search warrants. The suit asserted that, initially, the deceased allowed them to search his room, but later, when he exercised his right to ask the officers to produce the warrant, he was ruthlessly rounded up, hog-tied, and falsely arrested, which contributed to his heart attack and death. The suit also named backup officers, Jerry R. Mayberry, Chad T. Davis, Timothy C. Clements, C. Scott Bradner, and Thomas B. Lawton.
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit

 

 

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In legal jargon, wrongful death occurs when an individual dies due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another. In other words, if an individual, organization, or group can be held liable for the death of another individual, it is a case for wrongful death. The suit for wrongful death may be brought by the decedent’s immediate family members, known as distributes, including spouses and children.

In the United States, each state has its own civil wrongful death statute, establishing procedures for bringing wrongful death suits. Such actions can be brought about for personal injury to the decedent, personal loss, pain and suffering, and expenses incurred prior to the death of the decedent. The damage awards belong to the decedent’s heirs and other beneficiaries.

Key Elements of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

 

  • The following elements are necessary to bring a successful wrongful death cause of action:
  • Death
  • Negligence of another individual or intent to cause harm leading to death
  • Monetary loss to heirs of the decedent as a result of death

 

A wrongful death claim is brought in a civil action, which is separate from criminal charges. Wrongful death statutes do not apply to a fetus, which has no distinct legal status until

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Parents Sue Sea Isle City for Wrongful Death of Daughter


The parents of a 35-year-old Pennsylvania girl have filed a lawsuit in New Jersey against Sea Isle City for her wrongful death two years ago. Charles and Elizabeth Hottenstein claim negligence on the part of the Sea Isle City that caused the death of their daughter. The complainants have filed claims for negligence, wrongful death, and infliction of severe psychological pain.


In all, there are 19 defendants in the case, including Sea Isle City, South Jersey City where the charity event was held, a couple who invited the deceased to dinner, owners of the two bars where she was present that night, the hospital where she died, the doctor who pronounced her brought dead, many of Tracy’s friends that provided her with drinks that night, and the police department that did not allow rescue workers to perform treatment for hypothermia.

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