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Wrongful Death FAQ

What is the difference between murder and wrongful death? Murder is determined in a criminal lawsuit. Wrongful death is determined in a civil lawsuit. O.J. Simpson was charged with first d... Read more

A Wrongful Death Suit is Limited to Monetary Awards

If your relative dies as a result of someone else's misconduct, you might be able to file a lawsuit. The wrongdoer can be an individual, a company, or another type of entity such as a government burea... Read more

What Caused Michael Jackson's Sudden Death?

Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop" died on June 25, 2009 at age 50. His death was sudden and unexpected, leaving many grieving fans wondering what happened. How did he die? The Call ... Read more

Walgreens Guilty for Prescription Overdose Death

We've seen it happen all over the country: Mom-and-pop pharmacies disappearing one by one. In their place there are mega-pharmacies across the street from one another. Now, Walgreens has been found gu... Read more

Death from Defective Medical Device

As research and investment continues, more and more state-of-the-art medical devices become available to patients. Many different types of medical devices are available on the market, including hip an... Read more

Self-help Guru's Irresponsibility Leads to 3 Deaths

Update A Utah jury convicted James Arthur Ray of negligent homicide in the deaths of three clients. The jury acquitted the author and self-help guru of more serious manslaughter charges. He cou... Read more

Types of Lawyers and Areas of Law Definitions

Have a problem but are unsure whom to turn to? Talking to the right type of attorney at the start cuts down on a lot of time and missteps. Find out what type of attorney you need and what area of la... Read more

First Swine Flu Casualty

The first reported swine flu casualty in the US is a New York City assistant principal, Mitchell Wiener Mr. Wiener's family filed a "notice of claim" against New York seeking $40 million dollars in ... Read more

Major Changes to Maritime Law on the Horizon?

The Gulf oil spill is spurring Congress to change several maritime laws Under the current laws, injured workers and families of those killed at sea have limited legal remedies Proposed changes sig... Read more

Autopsies: Finding Out "Why" May Be Required

Nothing's certain in life but death and taxes. Even so, the cause of death can be uncertain. When a person dies in suspicious or unnaturally circumstances, an autopsy can sometimes explain why. ... Read more

Understanding Personal Injury Law in Tennessee

A personal injury claim is one in which an injured person alleges that another person's conduct or that of a business or other entity fell below a certain standard of care, and the breach of that stan... Read more

New York Personal Injury Law

If you were injured in an accident, you may have a legal remedy against the party who caused it. A personal injury claim asserts that someone’s negligent, unlawful, or intentional conduct caused your ... Read more

Nevada Personal Injury Guidelines

A personal injury claim concerns allegations that an individual or a business entity was responsible for causing you physical injuries and should compensate you for economic and noneconomic damages. L... Read more

Charges Unlikely for Husband of Wrong Way Driver

Criminal charges are not likely to be filed against the husband of driver Diane Schuler for the deadly crash she caused last month. On July 26, Schuler slammed her minivan head-on into a sport utility... Read more

Jailhouse Homicide Tests Excessive Force Doctrine

Prisons in the United States can be violent places. Sometimes, it's not the inmates who are violent; sometimes, it’s the guards. In San Francisco, an inmate's survivors recently filed a wrongful death... Read more

Limits on Self-Defense

The odds are pretty good that you or someone know has gotten into a situation with another person where tempers flared and things got physical. Road rage incidents are good examples. And what a... Read more

In an Emergency, Can You Depend on Dialing 911?

The 911 emergency calling system has been in service since 1999, and millions of calls are made each year Generally, dialing 911 is reliable, but a recent incident in Pittsburgh shows this it isn't ... Read more

North Dakota Personal Injury Damages

A personal injury claim provides a legal remedy or monetary compensation if you have suffered a physical injury caused by another person or entity. That person or entity must either have been negligen... Read more

Understand New Mexico Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law involves the resolution of physical injury claims in a civil court or by adhering to the laws governing these claims in settling claims outside of court. As an injured victim, you ... Read more

Personal Injury Information in Wyoming

Personal injury is a legal category of tort law, which includes any type of injury. A personal injury claim consists of a physical injury caused by the negligent or unlawful conduct of another that re... Read more

Caylee's Law Fills a Gap in Missing Children Laws

Whether you have children or not, you'd think any parent whose child goes missing would call the authorities immediately for help finding the child as soon as possible, and hopefully safe and sound. ... Read more

Are Taser Guns As Safe As They Say?

Taser guns are commonly used by the police to immobilize a person deemed a threat. Electric pulses and strong muscle contractions work by shooting two metal probes that release electricity int... Read more

Arizona Personal Injury Facts

Personal injury claims include a wide range of incidents in which you may suffer physical or psychological harm and incur damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You may... Read more

Who's Watching the Babysitter?

The children played contently. Only a few squabbles interrupted their games. One by one, they climbed on chairs and tables. They reached up into the highest cupboards, looking for interesting playthin... Read more

Who's Legally Liable When Someone Commits Suicide?

It's tragic, but thousands of people in the US commit suicide each year. Is anyone legally liable or responsible when someone commits suicide? Sometimes no one is. After all, it's an individual... Read more

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