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Wrongful Death Archives

Untreated sleep apnea can cause serious truck accident

Tired drivers are dangerous drivers. Their ability to quickly react to changing road conditions can be seriously compromised, increasing the chances that they will cause a serious car accident. Unfortunately, when these accidents involve semi-trucks, the results can be horrific, leaving victims with extensive damages that can be challenging, if not impossible, to overcome.

The right approach to wrongful death cases in Albuquerque

There's a lot at stake in a wrongful death lawsuit. For a surviving family member, the outcome of the case can have a profound impact on one's feeling of closure and justice. For the other side, the matter can have drastic consequences for a defendant's reputation. Additionally, both sides have a lot of financial stakes involved when dealing with one of these legal claims.

Why should I consider a wrongful death lawsuit?

After unexpectedly losing a loved one, the last thing you may want to think about is money. After all, the emotional pain caused to you may be overwhelming and difficult to cope with. This is completely understandable. Yet, in your time of grief you are probably also feeling anger at whoever is responsible for your loved one's passing. This one reason to focus on pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit, if the facts justify it.

Colon cancer misdiagnosis can lead to wrongful death

Cancer is one of those medical conditions that affects the lives and families of countless individuals. We all wish there was a cure for every type of cancer, but the sad reality is that the medical field has not reached that point yet. However, with quick and accurate diagnoses, effective treatment can be possible. In some instances, such treatment can beat cancer. In others, it can extend the life of an individual as well as improve their quality of life. Sadly, however, far too often medical professionals fail to accurately or timely diagnose this condition, resulting in a decreased chance of survival and, sometimes, death.

Failure to diagnose lung cancer results in wrongful death lawsuit

Our society holds doctors and nurses in high esteem for their knowledge, skill and quick thinking that often leads to life-saving interventions. While many medical professionals carry out their duties in a competent fashion, a fair number of them fail to do so at times. A doctor or nurse who negligently conducts care can put patients' lives at risk, as evidenced by one recent wrongful death lawsuit.

Hit-and-run pedestrian accident leaves New Mexico woman dead

Pedestrians in Albuquerque shouldn't have to fear for their lives simply because they are walking to or from work or school, or because they are out for a leisurely stroll. Yet, negligent and otherwise dangerous drivers sometimes put these unsuspecting individuals at risk of harm. Too often the result is a serious pedestrian accident that leaves victims with extensive injuries. In the worst cases, victims are killed.

Wrongful death: boat accidents and their causes

The weather in Arizona is pleasant enough year-round to allow residents and tourists alike to enjoy the state's various rivers and lakes. This includes boating. Although cars and trucks seem to take most of the attention when it comes to reporting of accidents, boat accidents can be just as tragic. Individuals who are involved in these types of wrecks can suffer serious injuries, and far too often individuals die as a result.

Things to consider before settling a wrongful death claim

Individuals who choose to file and pursue a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit often look forward to the opportunity to find accountability by imposing liability on a negligent individual or entity, but they also hope to recover compensation for the damages that have been unfairly thrust upon them. In their pursuit of closure and a favorable outcome, these individuals usually have a lot of questions. One of those questions often involves how much money may be recoverable. Of course, the circumstances of a case make all the difference, but so, too, can the way a case resolves itself.

Pedestrian accident leaves Albuquerque girl dead

It only takes the blink of an eye for one's life to be forever changed. Oftentimes, these incidences have a ripple effect that affect an individual's loved ones. This is particularly true when a car accident leaves an unsuspecting individual either seriously injured or dead. In cases where an individual is wrongly killed, surviving family members may be looking for a way to find justice and closure.

Deposition can be a powerful tool in wrongful death cases

Any time an individual decides to pursue a legal claim, he or she needs to be prepared with a plan to show the legal elements necessary in order to win their case. In most cases, a significant part of this plan is merely tracking down evidence and witnesses, then crafting compelling legal arguments. Thorough preparation is key, as surprises in the legal world are not a good thing. There are very specific things a plaintiff can do, though, to ensure that he or she avoids unexpected surprises when pursuing a wrongful death or personal injury claim.

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