In a stunning medical malpractice case, a jury recently awarded $55.9 million to a New York woman and her husband after she alleged a series of medical errors left her paralyzed.
On this blog, we often recommend that people who have been injured talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as they can. This is because a claim can fail if the injured person files it after the statute of limitations has tolled.
Many people are surprised to learn that most personal injury lawsuits don't go to trial. By some estimates, more than 90% of personal injury claims are settled out of court. Often, claims are settled before the injured party has even formally filed a lawsuit.
If your loved one has died due to the reckless actions or negligence of another party, you do have recourse to recover damages for psychological and financial harm done to you. It may be possible to bring a suit for wrongful death, which is the term used by courts for a death caused by wrongful conduct or negligence.
Many people think that, if a loved one has died because of the wrongful conduct or negligence of another party, a criminal case is the only avenue for justice. However, they may also be entitled to pursue civil damages in a wrongful death claim.
If your loved one has died due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another party, you may be thinking of bringing a legal claim against that party. Wrongful death is the term used in a lawsuit against a company or person whose negligence or wrongful conduct caused either an immediate death or injuries that were the cause of death.
As temperatures warm up and beach season begins, children everywhere will be clamoring to splash and frolic in the water – but how many kids have the skills needed to stay safe in the ocean or at the local pool? Open water is the most prevalent setting for drownings in the U.S. — one of the leading causes of accidental death for those under the age of 19.