Posts tagged "Wrongful death"

University of South Alabama wrongful death suit dismissed

The University of South Alabama police headquarters was the scene of a fatal shooting following Mobile's annual BayFest celebration. The incident involved a campus police officer and a former Wetumpka High School student. Parents of the victim filed a wrongful death suit that has since been partially dismissed by the judge hearing the case. After two separate incidents where the student "assaulted two people in two vehicles," according to the police chief, the student attempted entry into the police station. Surveillance camera footage revealed the former student had removed all clothing and was sweating profusely. An officer approached, drew a 9mm and fatally shot the victim. At issue is the fact that the officer had other options available, including pepper spray and a baton.

Driver's actions called into question after fatal truck accident

At times while driving, it can be difficult to gauge the speed at which other vehicles are traveling. This is especially true when those vehicles are up ahead and traveling in the same direction. This is a major reason why it's so important for drivers of stalled motor vehicles to make sure to pull a stalled vehicle over to the far right shoulder of the road.

Family of woman killed in I-459 accident may file wrongful death claim

Drivers who choose to engage in reckless driving behaviors risk not only their life, but also those of everyone else on the road. A wrongful death that occurred last April was the topic of a recent hearing at which a man faced charges stemming from reckless driving and endangerment.

Study: energy drink-related ER visits have doubled

Many of our readers in Alabama are no doubt aware of the harmful effect that drinking too many energy drinks can cause on the human body. A new study performed by the federal government sheds light on the havoc that the drinks are causing on unsuspecting consumers. wrongful death lawsuits have been filed in the past against drink manufacturers, and this could lead to more.

Nursing home sued in wrongful death lawsuit

Although we'd like to think that our loved ones are safe in nursing homes, the fact of the matter is that this isn't always the case. It's when we hear cases of serious injuries or, in the worst of cases, someone dies, that we realize that negligence such as this will continue to happen if the guilty parties are not held responsible for their actions.

Truck accident results in death of 17-year-old Alabama girl

Accidents involving large commercial trucks and motor vehicles are often among the most serious. Due to their impressive size and weight, injuries sustained by those involved in truck accidents are typically severe or fatal.

Father and son die after being hit by car

School zones often present many challenges for drivers. This is especially true in the evening hours as students, parents and members of the public attend sporting events. Sadly, an Alabama father and his two-year-old son were recently killed in a wrongful death when they were struck by a car while leaving a football game.

Did neglect lead to resident's death outside nursing home?

A 94-year-old woman remembered for her deep devotion to her church, friends and family died recently when the wheelchair in which she was sitting rolled down a hill. The accident which occurred outside of a nursing home where the woman was a resident is currently under investigation and has raised questions related to nursing home neglect and negligence.

Breeder's dogs put down after two kill neighbor

Thirty three Rottweilers seized from a Saint Clair County home will be euthanized after two of the animals wrongful death an 82 year-old neighbor last month. Police and animal control officers sent out to collect the dogs say they were met with fierce lunging and barking as the Rotweilers tried to break out of their cages and attack. The county prosecutor asked a court to order the dogs destruction because, "they were raised in an environment that created basically a murder weapon."

Motorcycle accident claims life of Birmingham man

Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles often result in the motorcyclist suffering serious or wrongful death. When a car or truck crashes into a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is often thrown from their bike. Injuries common in motorcycle accidents include head and brain trauma, broken bones and burns and road rash.

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