Just as vehemently as anti-abortion advocates fight for a fetus’s right to life, those who believe in being able to die with dignity continue to fight for right-to-die laws. In Washington DC, up until recently, it has been legal for a person to take their own life with outside assistance.
The untimely death of a friend or loved one is an incredibly confusing time. In addition to facing permanent loss, there are sudden, unexpected expenses to meet and, generally speaking, less or no money coming in to pay these bills. When most people seek legal assistance in a wrongful death situation, they have moved past the first stage… Read More »
In the summer of 2015, a jury awarded over $20 million to a mother whose son was killed in San Bernardino while crossing an uncontrolled five lane highway to reach the only school bus stop near his home. The San Bernardino injury attorneys representing his family in the wrongful death claim alleged that requiring a young student to… Read More »
Negligent or unjustified actions of a person can often lead to a wrongful death. These actions may include medical malpractice, road crashes, workplace accidents, and occupational illnesses. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injuries or accidents are the fourth most common cause of deaths in the United States. The data also shows that negligent… Read More »
One of the worst things to happen to anyone is becoming a victim of medical malpractice. Whether it is an overlook in the diagnosis, an erroneous prescription, or a botched surgery, even a slight mistake in conducting medical procedures can cause the treatment take a turn for the worst. In the process, it is not only the unsuspecting… Read More »
Losing a family member is a traumatizing experience, particularly if the death occurs as the result of someone’s negligence or a willful act of violence. In addition to the enormous emotional burden the remaining family members must carry, there can be devastating financial repercussions as well, particularly if the decedent was the primary bread winner.