Recent Posts in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Category

  • 2016 Was the Most Dangerous Year on American Roads to Date

    || 15-Nov-2016

    According to preliminary data from the National Safety Council, 2016 was the deadliest year on American roads to date. The previous number was 32,000 – that is, annual deaths caused by traffic crashes [1] . Preliminary data from the NSC is challenging that, suggesting that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 [2] . Compared to the previous year’s numbers, ...
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  • U.S. Leads Developed Countries in Car Crash Fatalities

    || 21-Sep-2016

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has the highest car crash death rate among other high-income countries. A CDC report revealed that the United States leads the way in total number of fatal car crashes among other developed, high-income countries like Canada and Germany [1] . Just how bad is the problem? According to the CDC, more than 32,000 ...
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  • How many people are killed in car accidents each year?

    || 13-Jul-2016

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s data [1] from 2015, the most current year for which data is available, there were 35,092 car accident deaths in the United States that year. That puts the national total at 10.9 deaths per 100,000 people. How does Oregon stack up? Compared to the national total of fatal crashes, Oregon is slightly higher. Oregon’s deaths per ...
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  • Seeking an Increase in Oregon's Wrongful Death Cap

    || 4-Feb-2016

    When a person dies because of someone else’s negligent actions or because of a medical error, the family of that person may be able to seek compensation. This is called a wrongful death claim. Unfortunately, this area of law can be quite complex because there are some restrictions of which families need to be aware. One of the issues a family may encounter is Oregon’s wrongful death ...
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  • $8.7M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Accident Case

    || 8-Jul-2015

    A husband and wife from Oregon went to cross the street one July day in 2013. Sadly, they didn’t make it across. Both husband and wife were struck by a school bus. The husband sustained only minor injuries but the wife’s injuries were fatal. Now, her estate is filing an $8.7 million wrongful death lawsuit over what they are claiming is a wrongful death. In an unfortunate turn of ...
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  • NY Giants Want to Help High Schools Better Handle Football-Related Head Injuries

    || 6-Dec-2014

    New York Giants Chairman Steve Tisch just donated $1.2 million to NYC public high schools, all in the name of safety. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the donation would go toward helping high school football teams set up special programs to respond to head injuries. Football-related head injuries have made headlines of late, with NFL stars such as Kevin Turner, Leonard Marshall, and Tony ...
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  • Accidental Shooting: A Wrongful Death Case Possibility

    || 2-Jul-2010

    Tragedy can strike anytime, as was underscored when a 26-year-old man was shot in NE Portland in June. The man was with friends when he was shot, and was still breathing when 911 was called. Taken to a nearby hospital, he died shortly thereafter. Although the shooting was deemed accidental, another man was charged with criminal negligent homicide, and police removed several guns from the house. In ...
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  • TriMet Tales, Continued

    || 28-May-2010

    TriMet continues its overview of safety procedures in the wake of the tragic bus accident that killed two and injured three others. So far the bus driver has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, and TriMet has implemented some changes to several bus routes. The agency has stated its belief that one of the primary factors in the April crash was the fact that the bus driver had made an illegal left ...
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  • Cell Phone-Chatting Cop + Poor Judgment = Bad News

    || 4-May-2010

    A wrongful death suit was filed against the State of Illinois in the Court of Claims that seeks damages of $46 million for the death of two sisters. The Uhl sisters, one 18 and one 13, were driving in a car when it was hit by an Illinois State Trooper who was traveling more than 100 miles per hour. In addition, the trooper was talking on his cell phone AND using the patrol car’s computer to ...
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  • Shoot to Kill

    || 9-Apr-2010

    Here in Portland, OR, there has been a lot of talk lately about the police force and how some officers handle themselves in confrontations with citizens. There have been a few shooting deaths here recently, and many citizens feel the police were too quick to fire their guns and that the deaths were avoidable. The police contend the actions taken were in line with police training. So far there is ...
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  • Is Sorry Enough? Ask the Victims Of The Sand-Rail Accident

    || 17-Feb-2010

    In September 2008 a sand-rail accident at Sand Lake Dunes Recreational Area near Tillamook, OR, left two dead and others seriously injured. A sand rail is a sort of dune buggy designed to go fast on sand. The accident was caused by David Rieman, who crashed his sand rail head-on into another sand rail, killing the other driver and a passenger and injuring the other two passengers. At the time of ...
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  • Waterlogged

    || 29-Oct-2009

    Recently I blogged about the woman in Sacramento, CA, who participated in a water-drinking contest at a radio station then died of hyponatremia. Her family sued the radio station, and the case is currently in trial. Now I have an update for you, courtesy of this article in the Sacramento Bee. The family of the deceased is requesting an award between $34 million and $44.3 million. The jury has been ...
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