what is a wrongful death

What Is a Wrongful Death and What Qualifies as One?

Every year, thousands of people die as a result of accidents or injuries that are no fault of their own. In 2018, over 167,000 people died as a result of unintentional injuries, which is the third leading cause of death in the US.  If your loved one died as a result of an accident or […]

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Social Security Disability: How Long Does Disability Take?

There are a variety of conditions that may qualify you for disability benefits. While many believe this process should be simple and straight forward, many applicants receive denials. In 2019 there were 2,015,182 applicants for disability, of which only 723,858 received a benefit award. How long does disability take? That depends on how many steps […]

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What is Wrongful Death?

Death is never easy, but if someone else’s negligence caused your loved one’s passing, it can be even more difficult to handle. Different from a criminal case, a wrongful death claim is a civil matter. The standard of proof is lower but the emotional pain runs just as deep. Unsure of how to file a […]

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Slip and Fall at Work? Here’s When to Call a Lawyer

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in the US experience a slip and fall at work. While they don’t commonly cause fatal injuries, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and the most common cause of missed work days.  Many of these falls are preventable if your employer follows […]

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7 Motorcycle Laws You Need to Know Before Hitting the Road

Motorcycle accidents can be scary, and victims often require months of recovery. Motorcyclists are 28 more times likely to die in an accident than passengers in a car and five times more likely to suffer serious injury. Injuries can be severe including traumatic brain injury, broken bones, fractures, internal bleeding, and more. One of the […]

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5 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Studies show that the average adult driver will get in at least 3 car accidents in their lifetime. That means when you get behind the wheel, you should be prepared for the unexpected. If you do find yourself on the wrong end of the steering wheel, a car accident lawyer can help. After the dust […]

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How Long Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Take?

According to the CDC, in 2017 there were 169,936 unintentional injury deaths, 40,231 motor vehicle accident deaths, 54,795 unintentional poisoning deaths, and 36,338 unintentional fall deaths. The common factor that many of these deaths have is the potential of becoming wrongful death lawsuits. Wrongful death is a death that happens because of an act of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About a Wrongful Death Case

Death is a part of life. But some else’s negligence should never cause the untimely death of a loved one. Unfortunately, too many personal injury cases ultimately become wrongful death cases. Did you know that you are entitled to compensation if your loved one was killed because of someone else’s mistake? Keep reading to learn […]

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8 Factors to Consider When Choosing Wrongful Death Attorneys

Unintentional injury is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Many of these deaths are caused by the negligence of another party. If your loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Choosing the right attorney can make or break your […]

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Falling at Work: What Are Your Rights?

Falls are an incredibly common workplace injury. You might be surprised to find out that about 600 people die per year from falls at work and of them, over 100 are falls that occur on the same level. You don’t even need to be up high to die from a fall.  When it comes to […]