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Negligent death is when a person is killed due to the misconduct or negligence of another person. It is often referred to as wrongful death. The family members of the deceased person may opt to file a wrongful death claim. For example, if a parent lost a child in a car accident, then he or she may be able to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
There are several elements that must be present in a wrongful death case. Those elements include death of a person, negligence... Read More
The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) recently announced the winners of this year’s Trial Lawyer of the Year awards. The winners are: Gregory G. Rizio, Trial Lawyer of the Year; Personal Injury; Jerry N. Gans, Trial Lawyer of the Year; Medical Malpractice; Richard E. Donahoo, Trial Lawyer of the Year; Government Liability; Jeffrey... Read More
Accidents and situations that cause injuries can also potentially cause deaths. When a death occurs in these types of situations, the resulting lawsuit is deemed a “wrongful death” lawsuit. Taking action against the negligent party cannot bring your loved one back, but it can help begin the healing process and may get you the compensation that you deserve for your loss. If someone is killed as a result of the negligence of another person, family members need... Read More
Under New York law, it is well-established that an accident victim can take legal action against the person or entity that negligently causes an accident. Personal injury or tort lawsuits ensure that people or companies who are negligent and who break the law must pay financially for their actions. Injury lawsuits also ensure that victims of negligence or wrongdoing do not end up suffering uncompensated out-of-pocket losses as a result of what happened to them.