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Wrongful Death Archives

Lumberjacks: Take car to avoid common logging accidents

The logging industry is, without a doubt, one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Almost any slip-up can result in permanent disability or death very easily. Emergency medical care, at best, is often far away from the scene of any accident.

Actor's family sues hospital, surgeon over post-surgery death

Among the many celebrity deaths of 2017 was one that shocked and saddened many people --that of 61-year-old actor Bill Paxton. Paxton, known for roles in movies like Aliens and the television series Big Love, died on Feb. 25 of last year. He had undergone heart surgery a few days prior. His cause of death was listed as a stroke.

Is arbitration right for your wrongful death claim?

Nobody really looks forward to all the anxiety and uncertainty of a trial in any type of a personal injury suit, including wrongful death claims. That's why many cases are settled out of court after the parties reach an agreement they can both tolerate.

An overridden emergency button claims a Charleston miner's death

West Virginia's Miner Health, Safety and Training Office (MHSTO) has recently completed their months' long investigation into a deadly mining accident that happened back in Charleston in June. Investigators have determined that it's likely that one of the equipment's emergency stop buttons might have been overridden, resulting in the 32-year-old Artie man's death.

Logging: The country's most dangerous profession

Logging is, statistically, the most dangerous career in the country -- nearly every part of the job exposes workers to the possibility of a deadly accident. In fact, those in the logging industry are 30 times more likely to die in a work-related accident than the average American employee.

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