wrongful death Archives

Underage bartending leads to wrongful death lawsuit

Social hosts, in addition to bars and restaurants, may be held legally responsible in Ohio for injuries caused by serving alcohol to minors or intoxicated guests. In a recent case, the father of a 19-year-old who was killed in a drunk driving car crash filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the party host who hired her as a bartender at his private party.

Feds reverse vehicle safety rules

The federal government has implemented numerous regulations following a fatal truck or car crash and other deadly accidents. However, the U.S. Department of Transportation has withdrawn, repealed or delayed implementation of at least 12 transportation safety rules since the beginning of 2017 designed to prevent accidents that lead to wrongful death in Ohio and across the nation.

How nursing homes can protect their resident from fall deaths

One aspect that many people forget to take into consideration when choosing the right nursing home for their relatives is fall prevention. Seniors often have health, mobility and balance issues that make them fragile and prone to falls. Most nursing homes and retirement centers have measures and staff in place to protect residents from accidents. However, there are a growing number of fall incidents occurring where residents sustain critical injuries and die and nursing home abuse, neglect and wrongful death claims are filed.

Settlement releases state from amusement ride case

Amusement parks are usually a fun escape from daily life. Negligence or unsafe equipment, however, can lead to injury and death in this unlikely venue. A partial settlement with the State of Ohio over the wrongful death of an amusement park rider and seven other injured riders is a reminder of the risks posed by unsafe amusements.

Chili eating blamed for pedestrian death

A recently filed wrongful death and negligence lawsuit seeks to hold a bus driver liable for the death and injury of pedestrians in 2016 because he allegedly looked away from the road to throw away a chili container. The plaintiffs also charged that this was the driver's fortieth vehicle accident since joining the Southwest Regional Transit Authority in 2006.

School buses lack safety belts

Ohio lacks any requirements for seat belts on school buses, even though one proponent argued that wrongful death and personal injury verdict awards would drop. More importantly, there are six child fatalities in this country each year, while 7,000 children also suffered injuries in school bus accidents.

Higher traffic deaths have many causes

The rise in Ohio traffic deaths is increasing the likelihood of wrongful death legal actions in this country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued a report that the number of traffic fatalities in this country increased last year by 5.6 percent to 37,461. This accounted for 102 deaths in this country each day in vehicle crashes.


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