This week I am going to address a topic which we as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, or relatives of any kind hope we never have to deal with: wrongful death cases. When writing about these cases, I can’t help but think of my wife and son and find it impossible to describe how I would feel if I lost either of them. Knowing this, when your loved one has been killed in an accident due to the negligence of another person, I’m sure the last thing on your mind is what kind of attorney to hire. This horrible time is one we never wish or could even imagine we would experience and is naturally wrought with overwhelming emotions. Yet it is at precisely this time that you need to have an experienced attorney in your corner to navigate the legal hurdles and ensure that you and your family are taken care of.
First off, what exactly is a wrongful death lawsuit? Basically, a wrongful death case is one which alleges that a family member was killed as the result of the negligence of another person or company. It is always brought by a surviving dependent or beneficiary of the deceased and claims that he/she is entitled to monetary damages as a result of the negligent party’s conduct. Under Minnesota law, a “surviving dependent or beneficiary” can be the spouse, children, parents, grandparents, or brothers and sisters of the deceased individual. The amount of monetary damages is limited to the actual “pecuniary loss” that resulted from the family member’s death, usually in the form of lost wages but often also including the services he/she provided and the loss of his/her aide, comfort, and love. If there is clear and convincing evidence that the negligent party deliberately disregarded the rights and safety of others, punitive damages may also be recovered.
While Minnesota statutes provide for three years from the date of the family member’s death to bring the claim, action on wrongful death cases must be taken immediately to secure evidence from the accident and to commence discussion with the insurance companies. In cases such as these, time really is of the essence. No one wants to deal with police reports, calls from the insurance adjusters, or hospital bills when they are grieving. Having a compassionate attorney you can trust with these details will not only take some weight off your shoulders but give you the peace of mind that your rights will be preserved and handled with dignity.
The majority of the wrongful death cases I have handled were former clients who knew they could call me in any situation. I hope that if you or anyone you know is ever facing this sort of tragedy that you can contact my office immediately.
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The victim was identified as Stephen Carleu, 54, of Summit.
According to initial police reports, five vehicles were involved in the car accident. Carleu was heading west on the Turnpike Extension near Exit 14C when he lost control of his 2004 Jeep at around 6 p.m.
Carleu’s Jeep sideswiped a 2011 Toyota and then crashed into the back of a 2004 Honda, which was being driven by an 80-year-old New York man.
The Jeep then flipped over and the Honda careening into a different, 2006 Jeep that spun out of control and came to a stop in an eastbound lane. The Honda was then hit by a 2008 Nissan.
Carleu and the driver and passenger of the Honda were transported to the Jersey City Medical Center, where Carleu was pronounced dead. The 80-year-old and his 71-year-old passenger were treated for non-life threatening injuries and have already been released.
Authorities continue to investigate the accident.
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TUCUMCARI, NM – An auto accident in Hannibal Thursday morning has resulted in two fatalities.
Two Hannibal residents were killed in New Mexico after the driver reportedly fell asleep while heading west on Interstate 40 just before 6 a.m.
The vehicle overturned several times and two of the five passengers in the car were ejected.
Jonathan Hart, 29, and Carla Boss, 43, of Hannibal, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Rachelle Geib, 27, and a 12-year-old girl were flown to a hospital in Albuquerque and were listed in critical condition.
A 2-year-old, who was strapped into a child safety seat, was transported to another hospital and was listed in stable condition.
Car accidents such as this one can happen to anyone at any time. In the wake of an accident, it is important for victims and their loved ones to know that they have rights and help is readily available. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car crash or any other type of accident in New Mexico, turn to an accident lawyer right away to file a case.
Accident victims may be entitled to thousands – and possibly even millions – of dollars in money damages, medical care and lost wages. New Mexico accident attorneys work diligently to ensure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering and that those who are responsible for your accident are held accountable.
Regardless of what type of accident you were involved in, whose fault the incident was, or the extent of the injuries, your lawyer will make sure the best possible outcome for your case is attained. Schedule a consultation with a team of personal injury lawyers in New Mexico right now to fight for your rights.
OSWEGO, N.Y. — Police say speed and alcohol were factors in a fatal crash that claimed the lives of three Oswego men and injured two others.
According to the City of Oswego police, a mid-sized sedan driven by 25-year-old Robert Senke crashed into a utility pole Tuesday night near the Oswego Speedway. The impact caused several car occupants to be ejected from the vehicle.
Following an investigation, evidence showed that all the men had been drinking before the crash and authorities believe the driver had been speeding.
Senke, Justin Purdy, 24, and Antonio , 28, were killed as a result of the accident. Donald Odin, 26, and Jeremy Tassie, 22, were hospitalized for their injuries and are expected to recover.
After an accident occurs, victims and their loved ones may feel as though nothing will ever change for the better. Victims and family members may often feel as though there is no one to turn to for help, but assistance is available immediately to all who have been involved in an accident. Contact an accident lawyer in New York today to discuss your options and file a case to protect your rights.
Personal injury lawyers can get you the compensation that is rightfully yours following your accident. They can help you obtain thousands or possibly even millions of dollars in medical care, money benefits, lost wages and property damage reimbursement, regardless of the extent of your injuries or whose fault the accident was.
Whether you were involved in a car crash, slip and fall, workplace injury or medical malpractice case, a skilled legal professional can help you and your loved ones seek justice. Contact an experienced New York accident attorney in your area today to file a claim and protect your rights.