Posts tagged "Wrongful Death"

Pedestrian fatalities increase by 46 percent

Pedestrian deaths grew by 46 percent from 2009 to 2016, which was the latest year that figures are available. Without recommended improvements, these accidents will become a growing danger and a source of wrongful death legal actions by families who suffer the loss of a loved one.

High school football faces fatal injuries

Professional football players afflicted with a brain injury or concussion have been in the spotlight lately. However, statistics show that high school football players have faced more fatal injuries. Preventable injuries like many of those associated with high school football may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.

Hospital sued for not providing emergency care

Emergency care in Ohio can make the difference between life and death, but health providers may be liable in a wrongful death lawsuit when they act negligently. The widow of patient sued an Akron-based medical practice and 22 other defendants because her husband died from a stroke after not being seen by an attending physician for approximately 20 hours after he arrived in the defendant's emergency room.

Government considers stronger bus restraints

Almost 500,000 buses in this country transport over 25 million students to and from school daily, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. However, the NTSB has criticized the lack of safety requirements and has recommended 3-point seatbelts. Failure to equip bus with seat belts led to student fatalities and could be the basis of wrongful death actions until buses are properly equipped.

Unsafe employers cited in report

A death at an Ohio company put it on a list of employers in this country who placed employees and communities at risk through their unsafe practices, according to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health private safety advocacy coalition. A fatal workplace accident is often the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit.

First autonomous car death lawsuit settled

It may be only a matter of time until autonomous vehicles, currently under development, are on Ohio's roads. Wrongful death cases involving last month's first fatal self-driving vehicle crash poses new legal questions for motorists and pedestrians across the country concerning this new technology.

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.

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