As the name suggests, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a driver's attention away from the road.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers are just as common as those caused by speeding and drunk driving.
When a person is killed as the result of the negligence of another party, his or her family may begin to consider their legal options. While not always the case, there are times when the decedent's family is in position to recover expenses, damages, lost income, and other types of compensation.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a Lexington, North Carolina, restaurant after a man passed away after eating there.
There are times when a mother dies during labor or pregnancy. This can be the direct result of malpractice by a medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse. If this happens, surviving family members, such as a spouse, will be faced with difficult circumstances. In addition to grieving the death of a loved one, they must consider if filing a wrongful death lawsuit makes sense.
The large vans that are popular with nonprofits and church groups are in the news again after a tragedy last week in Florida. According to reports, a group of 18 people were overloaded into a 2000 Dodge Ram Wagon last Monday, headed for a church trip. The 15-passenger van was driven by an experienced school bus driver with a good record. Unfortunately, as they traveled down a dark rural road, the driver apparently missed a stop sign at a T-intersection. Subsequently, the van plunged into a ravine. Eight people were killed, including the driver. Ten others were injured; four of them so seriously that they were still in the hospital as of Friday.