If your loved one was killed in an accident, the loss can leave you so bereft and mired in grief that you don't even know how to take the necessary steps to resolve urgent financial matters. Below are some tips for survivors in the days and weeks following their loved one's death.
Losing a loved one to workplace violence is horrific. Family members and loved ones will be thrust into a nightmare they can't escape as they try to make sense of a senseless act that took the life of someone they held dear.
Suffering a dog bite that results in a fatality is certainly rare, but such instances do still occur. Conventional wisdom often accuses certain breeds of canines of being much more likely to attack and injure humans, but according to a recent study in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, this assumption is statistically untrue.
At the Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, PA, we have been in the business of representing families in wrongful death lawsuits for over 35 years. We have handled so many cases and so many different legal scenarios, you would think that we have seen every kind of factual circumstance under the sun. Nevertheless, if there is one thing that being in practice has proved, it's that every single case we take on is entirely unique.
In a successfully navigated wrongful death case, pecuniary injuries often make up part of the award. Pecuniary injuries refer to the difficult-to-value losses associated with loss of support, lost future inheritance, lost funeral expenses and lost medical costs. In most cases, the law provides that close family members can hold the party responsible for their loved one's death responsible for pecuniary losses -- and the liable party must pay the injured party fair and just compensation for those injuries.
A person dying is a tragedy for his or her own sake and the sake of those who loved this individual. Depending upon the the circumstances of their deaths, there may be cause for legal action. If you have lost someone you care about, you may be considering filing a wrongful death suit. Before you do, it is important to consider if the case qualifies.
Construction sites have all kinds of potential for accidents. There are heavy materials, sharp objects, workers high above the ground and areas where slipping could occur. Because of that, it is incumbent on those involved with a construction site to take every precaution possible. If they allegedly did not do so, and a workplace fatality occurs, they may face a wrongful death case.
Losing a loved one is seldom easy, but often a certain amount of anger comes along with it when the death was caused by something that could have been prevented. It only takes one negligent or senseless act sometimes, and the damage to lives can be irreversible. How do you cope with the anger, mixed feelings and pain when you lose a loved one?
Losing a loved one is never easy. However, when it is unexpected and could have been prevented, or is caused by someone's negligence, life can become very difficult for the survivors. Along with the bereavement and pain the family and friends of a deceased person experience, there may be medical costs and funeral costs. A family may also lose a household income along with their family member.
When a loved one is placed in an institution to receive the care he or she needs, you have the right to expect that your loved one will be cared for properly by responsible caregivers. The attorney for one family has filed a notice of tort claim with the State of New Jersey, which signals that the family intends to sue the state.