Who Should Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney?

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The loss of a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience, made even more challenging when the negligence or misconduct of another party causes their death. In such tragic circumstances, a wrongful death attorney can be a crucial ally, guiding you through the legal complexities to seek justice and compensation. But who exactly should hire a wrongful death attorney, and what can you expect from their services? What Constitutes Wrongful Death? Wrongful death is when a person dies due to reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party. It is a legal term used to describe a death that could have been prevented...

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The Role Of A Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer

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Swimming pools, whether public or private, present various risks that can lead to accidents and injuries. Slippery surfaces, inadequate fencing, malfunctioning equipment, and lack of supervision are just a few factors that contribute to these hazards. Moreover, incidents like drownings, near-drownings, diving accidents, and chemical exposure can have devastating consequences, ranging from physical injuries to emotional trauma and even fatalities. If you or someone you know was hurt, it is important to contact a swimming pool accident lawyer right away. When Do You Need a Swimming Pool Accident Lawyer? You might need a swimming pool accident lawyer if you or a loved...

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What is Loss of Consortium?

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When it comes to personal injury, many people will only consider the person directly involved in the accident. The negligence of another, however, can also have a profound impact on loved ones, especially the spouse. “Loss of consortium” is often a consideration in wrongful death cases, but it can apply to personal injury claims as well. It is a legal premise meant to account for the suffering a spouse may endure after a partner is severely injured.  Loss of Consortium Definition Following a bad accident, the road to recovery from personal injury can be painful physically and emotionally. The injured person’s  life...

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Survival Action vs Wrongful Death

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Many of us are familiar with the term “wrongful death,” and what it entails in legal proceedings. However, it is not the only course of action if someone’s death was due to the negligence of another. A survival action is another option whereby surviving heirs can seek compensation on behalf of the deceased. It is similar to a wrongful death claim, but with a few key differences. Let’s take a closer look at survival action vs wrongful death, and when to seek legal assistance.  Survival Actions: Preserving the Deceased's Rights A survival action is a legal claim that seeks damages that would...

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What is a Rollover Accident?

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Rollover car accidents are one of the most deadly forms of crashes. Although statistically rare, they account for nearly 30 percent of traffic fatalities. In 2021 alone, 7,640 people were killed in a rollover accident. Let’s take a closer look at why these types of crashes are so deadly and what you can do to stay safe.  What Counts as a Rollover Accident? An accident is considered a “rollover” when the vehicle tips onto its roof or sides during the crash. Most rollover accidents are preceded by another event, such as an impact with another car or stationary object. However, about ¼...

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Amusement Park Accidents

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With summer fast approaching, many amusement parks are getting ready to re-open for the season. Most of the time, these theme parks are a wholesome way to spend a day with family and friends. But rollercoasters and other thrilling rides are not without risks. Approximately 30,000 individuals were treated in emergency rooms in 2016 for injuries related to amusement park accidents. You may be wondering what your options are if you or someone you know was hurt at a theme park. Can you file a lawsuit for amusement park accidents? Read our article to find out more.  What Types of Accidents...

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The Dram Shop Law in Colorado

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Third Party Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents Sadly, drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in Colorado. Impaired driving was responsible for approximately one third of all traffic fatalities in 2021, and that number continues to increase. It is fairly common knowledge that a person driving under the influence will be held responsible for a crash. He or she will not only be liable for property damage, but also any injuries or death resulting from the accident. Legal repercussions include license suspension, fines, community service, and even jail time.  What is less common knowledge is that a third...

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Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death

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Truck accidents are often more severe than other motor vehicle accidents. The sheer size of an average semi-truck means that a collision involving a smaller vehicle can have devastating, even fatal consequences. Accidents involving trucks and fatalities frequently result in wrongful death claims by surviving family members. These types of lawsuits can offer a sense of closure and justice on behalf of the deceased.  Who Is Responsible for a Wrongful Death After a Truck Accident? While it may seem like the driver is the obvious culprit in a trucking accident, there may actually be several individuals or entities who should be held...

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Do You Need An Attorney After a Truck Accident?

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There are about 3 million semi trucks in operation across the United States. The average truck is about 72 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 14 feet tall. Even with nothing in the cargo bay, an unladen semi truck can weigh as much as 35,000 lbs. When towing cargo, the US allows for a total weight of up to 80,000 pounds. For reference, that is about the weight of ten Asian elephants.  Suffice to say, semi trucks are big. As a result, accidents involving these trucks can have devastating consequences. About 500,000 truck accidents occur each year in the US, about...

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