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Posts tagged "Wrongful Death"

Alleged fatal frat hazing leads to wrongful death lawsuit

Fraternities are expected to provide social and charitable opportunities to college students. Unfortunately, however, hazing and physical humiliation of pledges and other students has tarnished their luster and has even led to deaths. The parents of a 20-year-old UC Riverside student, in fact, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Alpha Phi fraternity, which it holds is responsible for his death in an alleged hazing.

2018 traffic death report has mixed results

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued its report of traffic deaths for 2018. It had positive news regarding car crash deaths involving vehicle occupants which dropped from 2017. But fatal accident deaths involving large trucks, pedestrians and cyclists rose significantly, according to the NHTSA report.

Wrongful death damages may be appropriate after fatal accident

The most important aspect of our lives is the relationship we build with friends and family members. While those relationships will not last forever, it's really difficult when they are cut short prematurely due to a loved one's fatal accident. Getting the news that a family member has died suddenly in a fatal accident can be devastating. Finding ways forward after suffering such a horrific loss is important for those who were left behind.

What does a wrongful death suit accomplish?

It's possible that a loved one's death was one of the most unexpected, and most traumatic things, that has ever happened to you. Picking up the pieces after such a loss can take time and effort. It may be in the best interests of loved ones left behind to file a wrongful death suit. The process of seeking a wrongful death suit could also honor the person's memory who unexpectedly lost their life.

Vehicular manslaughter charged after CA man's death

A recent accident which police have tied to street racing between at least two teenagers left both a man from the greater Los Angeles area and his dog dead. The man was out with his pet for a morning jog when at least one of the vehicles involved in the street race slammed in to him.

A wide variety of incidents can lead to a wrongful death claim

When people in the Los Angeles area hear about a wrongful death lawsuit being filed, they may have questions about exactly how such a lawsuit is possible. Afterall, in most lawsuits, the person bringing a claim actually needs to be alive. However, a wrongful death lawsuit is a unique legal mechanism by which the deceased person's surviving family members can bring a legal claim to attempt to recover financial compensation - when, that is, another party caused the death in question.

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