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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Is there any recourse for you if your loved one dies because of the negligence of someone else, say, in a car accident, trucking accident or due to a botched operation? Yes. What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? When someone dies as the result of the negligence or intentional actions of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family can bring a civil lawsuit for “wrongful death” against the person legally liable for causing the person’s death. Which of the surviving members of the victim’s family can actually bring the wrongful death lawsuit, (i.e., who can be the “representative”) varies from state to...

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What Makes Trucking Accidents So Dangerous?

Accidents between passenger cars and big commercial vehicles like 18-wheelers, tractor trailers or semis, are often fatal—to the people riding in the car. But why? What makes commercial truck accidents so dangerous? In short, it’s because the differences between passenger cars and big rigs make the dynamics of what happens when a car hits a truck (or visa versa) much different than when a car hits another car. Here’s what we mean. Sheer Mass They don’t call them “big rigs” for nothing. One of the most obvious dangers of trucking accidents is the sheer mass of the commercial vehicle. Loaded, an 18-wheeler or commercial truck...

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