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A Comprehensive Guide to Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one is devastating. There’s a lot of emotional damages if the death could have been avoided or prevented. If you lost someone because of another entity’s negligence, recklessness, or unlawful acts, that’s a wrongful death. The law allows you to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation and justice for your loved one. Who can file the claim? Any surviving family member can file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you win the case, you will recover

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How to Pursue Compensation after a Nursing Home Wrongful Death

You probably don’t know this yet, but more than 1.6 million people in the U.S. are nursing home patients. It doesn’t end there. More than one million people are residents in registered assisted living facilities. It is easy to understand why these figures keep growing. Long-term care patients are merely increasing in number. It is sad, though, that they are among the most vulnerable segments in today’s societies. There is nothing wrong with sending a loved one to a nursing home. You

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How to Prove Negligence in a Wrongful Death Claim

Did you suddenly lose a loved one because of someone else’s negligence? If so, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. This claim can help provide you with the compensation you and your entire family need to help you move forward after your hardship. However, to prove liability when you file a wrongful death case, you have to establish the elements of negligence. Hiring an experienced wrongful death attorney is a good idea to help gather evidence

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The 3 Most Commonly Questions Asked about Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Florida

The loss of a loved one is never easy to handle, but it’s even harder when their death was untimely and caused by someone else. In the state of Florida, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death civil lawsuit if the death of a loved one was caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another person or entity. But who can file a wrongful death lawsuit, and how must it be done? Who Can File a Wrongful

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How and When Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Schools and Agencies?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2004 to 2013 there were 340,039 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States. Of these, 4%, (or 1,214 crashes) were classified as “school transportation-related”, which means that they involved a school bus or other vehicle serving as a school bus to transport children to and from school or related activities, such as field trips or sports events. The NHTSA reported that, on average, about 134 fatalities occur in

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Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

In a personal injury lawsuit, medical expenses are generally recoverable, assuming the other party is at fault. However, medical expenses may not have been a significant expense if your loved one passed away at the scene of an accident. Instead of a personal injury suit, if you lost a loved one, you may be able to assert a wrongful death claim on behalf of your family member’s estate and the surviving family members. But, what kinds of damages are available

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Boca Raton Woman Hit a Cyclist While on a “Cocktail” of Drugs : Bicycle Accident Attorneys

An early morning disaster could have been avoided, it seems. A fatal truck on bike accident was caused by complete disregard for responsibility and the safety of others. A 65-year-old man was taking his daily ride to McDonald’s when he was struck by a Ford F-150 and killed by a young driver impaired by prescription medications. The event was violent to watch, according to witnesses, who reported that the cyclist was tossed over the hood of the truck on impact. The

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How to Fight for Survival Rights in Wrongful Death

Have you or someone you know experienced a wrongful death in your family? Wrongful deaths can be due to a number of different accidents such as malpractice, vehicle accidents, or even accidents that occur on a premises, just to name a few. Wrongful deaths, however painful, can also mean rights to surviving family members. Contact the law office of Fetterman & Associates today to find out how your family may be entitled to rights following a wrongful death. Survivors that

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Should AEG be held liable for Michael Jackson’s death?

Music legend Michael Jackson died on June 25th, 2009 from a heart attack attributed to a combination of drugs prescribed by his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. Jackson at the time was in the rehearsal stage for an upcoming comeback tour sponsored by entertainment giant AEG. Dr. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison. In a trial that began April 29th, 2013, Jackson’s mother and three children are suing AEG for

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Jackson Family Sues AEG in Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The wrongful death lawsuit against Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson began April 29th, with opening statements from the lawyers for the plaintiffs and defense. The suit is being brought by Michael’s mother, Katherine, and his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket. Michael’s mother and two of his children are among the around 100 witnesses expected to testify in the trial, along with a list of celebrities including Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee,

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