The American judicial system is represented by the statue of a blindfolded woman because the scales of justice are supposed to treat everyone the same -- including convicted murderers. Even the most hardened prisoner has certain rights that cannot be ignored.
A wrongful death is one that wouldn't have occurred except for the negligent or reckless actions of another person. Wrongful death claims can be filed against individuals, hospitals, businesses and even the government.
Fall is one of the best times of the year to go hiking -- especially if you enjoy the colorful scenery and the cool air.
Every job has its dangers, but construction work can be fatal when something goes wrong.
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.
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.
As a pedestrian, you should always keep a close eye on the vehicles traveling around you. When you're aware of your surroundings, it's much easier to avoid a serious situation, such as one in which you are struck by a car.
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.
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.
When you hear the phrase "hunting accident," what's the first thing you think about?