Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a claim in common law jurisdictions against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. Under common law, a dead person cannot bring a suit, and this created a loophole in which activities that resulted in a person's injury would result in civil sanction but activities that resulted in a person's death would not.The standard of proof in the United States is typically preponderance of the evidence as opposed to clear and convincing or beyond a reasonable doubt. In Australia and the United Kingdom, it is 'on the balance of probabilities'.
Posts about Wrongful Death
  • Power Lines Over Lakes in Texas – Regulations & Liability

    …Power lines running over lakes and waterways can be extremely dangerous to boaters. Following the tragic accident on Saturday where three boy scouts were electrocuted after their sailboat came in contact with overhead power lines, many are asking how such an accident was allowed to occur in the first place. Power Lines Over Water (Credit: Les…

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  • Dallas Electrocution Attorney

    …Electrocution accidents & electric shock injuries. Electric shock injuries can be extremely painful and can cause lifelong injuries. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation, and let us explain the options available to you and your family moving forward. Electrocution Lawyer in Dallas Texas Electrocution can be defined…

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  • Car Accidents in Construction Zones

    …Who’s to blame when a Dallas car accident is caused by road construction or lane shifts? If you’ve been injured in a car accident which occurred within a construction zone, call our Dallas accident attorneys today at 1-877-405-4313. We’re happy to listen to the facts of your accident and explain your options moving forward. Car Accidents Caused…

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  • Lawsuit Filed after Two Children Electrocuted by Downed Power Line – FOX 4 DFW

    … “Rasansky Law Firm went far beyond my expectations. I can't be more impressed and satisfied with Rasansky, my settlement was larger than I expected and quicker than I anticipated.” ANTHONY GARDNERTRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIM “I Googled 'auto injuries' and y'all were the first ones who popped up. The conversation over the phone was very friendly…

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  • What is Danny’s Law?

    … Linda Ginzel, a professor at the University of Chicago became a consumer activist after her 16-month-old son, Danny was strangled by a recalled portable crib at his Lincoln Park daycare. Danny was the fifth infant to lose his life in the Playskool Travel-Lite. Her son’s death motivated Ginzel to spend the past 10 years fighting for more…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Fatalities Caused by Head-On Collisions

    … a car crashing and a motorcycle can be deadly for the motorcyclist. In addition, occupants of a car are at greater risk of injury if their car collides with a large commercial truck. No matter what factors are involved in a head-on crash, there is still the potential for extremely severe injuries, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain…

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  • Economic Losses in a Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

    … Motor vehicle crashes can result in serious injuries and even fatalities. Each year, thousands of people die in devastating wrecks on U.S. roadways. Those accidents lead to emotional anguish for families as well as often unexpected financial losses. The National Safety Council estimated that in 2015, the average cost for economic losses…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    …% higher risk of wrongful death when compared to those who had not been abused. Texas nursing home abuse statistics. A recent study the Texas Health Care Association commissioned showed that the number of healthcare violations increased by 20% in Texas nursing homes between 2010 and 2014. During the 2015 fiscal year, investigators uncovered…

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  • How the Eggshell Skull Rule Applies to Injury Cases

    … “eggshell skull” hints at its application in cases where the victim suffered a serious head injury or brain damage due to having a weaker-than-normal skull, it actually encompasses any pre-existing vulnerabilities or medical conditions the victim has. If, for example, a victim with hemophilia suffers serious blood loss and misses weeks of work after what…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 13 readers -
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Dallas

    …, the driver of the other vehicle is actually at-fault in the majority of cases. This is not an opinion, but is supported by statistics. Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), showed that in accidents involving motorcycles and cars, the motorcyclist was either not at fault or shouldered less responsibility…

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  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    … necrotizing enterocolitis can be life-threatening, the majority of babies completely recover after treatment. Unfortunately, some families aren’t so fortunate. If your child has suffered permanent injuries or wrongful death because the doctor failed to diagnose NEC or provided treatment below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community…

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  • Trucking Companies Often Liable for Driver Accidents

    … to risk a single penny of your own money. The truck driver isn’t always the only one responsible for a truck accident. In addition to the truck driver and transportation company, there may be others who share in liability for a truck accident. If, for example, the accident was the result of a defective part on the 18-wheeler, primary liability…

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  • Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home

    …Has a loved one died under suspicious circumstances while under the case of a nursing home or assisted living center? Losing a loved one is never easy, but it becomes even more difficult when you discover that nursing home negligence, neglect, or abuse may have led directly to their wrongful death. Wrongful Death in a Nursing Home If you feel…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 15 readers -
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