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- Amtrak Sued Following Fatal Accident
An April 3, 2016 collision on the southbound tracks just outside Chester, Pennsylvania fatally injured two railroad workers. The family of one of those men recently responded by filing a negligence action against Amtrak. According to the complaint filed on behalf of the workerís two grown children, Amtrak failed to take reasonable steps to avoid the tragedy.
- Death on the Job
The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) compiled a report on worker safety, losses and deaths recently. Not only did the report tackle issues of gender, race, job industry and more, but it also exposed the most dangerous states in respect to worker fatalities and injuries.
- Children Hurt in Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases arise when a partyís negligence is responsible for anotherís injury. Personal injury cases can be more complicated when children are the victims.
- What Happens in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
When an individual is involved in an accident that is caused by another partyís negligence, the injured victim usually has the right to pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for the damages that he or she sustains. However, when the victim dies as a result of such negligence, a wrongful death claim may arise.
- Bystanders Injured in Police Pursuits
When police suspect criminal activity is afoot, a police pursuit may give rise. While the law enforcement officer is attempting to capture a criminal, sometimes innocent people wind up injured because of such pursuits. When this occurs, questions arise as to the liability of the parties involved.
- Common Injury Claim Mistakes
A person who suffers an injury in any type of accident can often feel overwhelmed.
- Proving Fault in a Wrongful Death Claim
When a person is killed as a result of another personís negligent act, the survivors of the victims may file a wrongful death claim as part of a civil lawsuit.
- Walk This Way: Pedestrian Accident Prevention
Between 2009 and 2014, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States grew by 19 percent, far outpacing the number of total traffic deaths (which only grew by 4 percent). Florida was once again listed among the top states for pedestrian deaths nationwide. As the number of cars on the road increase and distracted driving becomes a more prevalent issue, this trend may continue to worsen.
- Survivors Must Establish Fault To Prevail in Court
Mourning the death of a loved one is difficult under any circumstances, but when the loss is the fault of a third party, the process can be immeasurably more painful.
- Dealing with Injuries Stemming from Distracted Driving
Many see distracted driving as acceptable in todayís society. The rise of cell phones means that people regularly drive while talking, texting, taking a selfie, or tweeting. While people often see this conduct as acceptable, the fact of the matter is that it can result in extreme injuries such as head trauma, spine damage, paralysis, or even wrongful death. I will explain why such conduct constitutes negligence and how a victim can go about proving distracted driving at trial.