A wrongful death claim is one that occurs when a defendant has caused the death of another person either on purpose or through their own negligence. It is a type of personal injury lawsuit, but since the injured party is deceased, the estate of the victim is allowed to file the claim instead. A wrongful death claim becomes part of the estate of the deceased and is filed as a way to provide compensation to survivors of the victim.
Having a baby born with a birth defect can be surprising and troubling at first. That is even more the case when you suspect that your OB/GYN physician contributed to the problem through bad advice or some kind of malpractice during your pregnancy or delivery. You might be thinking of taking legal action against them; if so, do these things.
Know Which Situations Could Be Actionable
It's easy to lay blame at the physician's feet for anything that doesn't go as planned.
Accidents that involve head injuries can be traumatic and complicated, and if the accident was not your fault you may well be considering filing a personal injury case against the at-fault party. The available compensation from head injury cases can vary greatly, depending on the level of damage to the brain, the age of the victim, and more. Read on to learn more about how head injury cases are handled by personal injury suits.
You've been injured on the job, and after possibly months of trying to get compensation for your injury and lost time, you've finally done it. But now what do you do? Obviously, healing should be at the top of your list, but as you do that, what should you do about your job and your benefits? If you aren't limited to going on permanent disability, take a look at your job, the conditions that led to your being injured, and your doctor's advice about your abilities to decide where to go once you can start to resume a regular life.
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are likely very relieved to find out that the at-fault party was insured. You may be wondering what type of compensation you can expect from the other party's insurance company, so read on to learn more about what you may be entitled to receive because of your injuries and damages.
The term "damages" can be used to describe the dollar amount that you deserve and can expect from the insurance company, including: