Wrongful Death Archives

Russell County accident takes life of local high school teacher

A high school science teacher in Russell County died after being involved in a wreck that occurred on Aug. 21. The wreck happened at approximately 7 a.m. when the 2008 Suzuki Forenza that the science teacher was driving hit a 2005 International Tractor Trailer. The Suzuki got pinned beneath the 18-wheeler on U.S. 431 and Highway 169.

Man charged with woman's death in motorcycle accident

A 45-year-old Alabama man was charged with manslaughter and homicide after he allegedly caused an accident that resulted in the death of a woman. According to the report, the wrongful death occurred when the man crashed his motorcycle. The woman had been riding as a passenger. According to the indictment, the man allegedly recklessly caused the death of the woman. In addition the man violated state law regarding the operation of the motorcycle. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital but died shortly after as a result of her injuries. She has a surviving husband and daughter. No other information was given.

Suit filed in vehicular manslaughter case against bicyclist

Birmingham bicyclists may be interested in learning more about an unprecedented case against a bicyclist in San Francisco who has just pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter. While allegedly riding recklessly through several city intersections, the bicyclist struck a pedestrian who later died from his injuries. According to media sources, the resulting vehicular manslaughter charge, which is believed to be the first of its kind filed against a bicyclist, is intended to send a safety message to all cyclists that the rules of the road apply to bicycle riders as well as to those driving motor vehicles.

Family awarded $375,000 in nursing home wrongful-death case

The family of a former patient at a nursing home in Alabama was awarded $375,000 after the care facility was found guilty of causing his death. The arbitration to reach the decision took a week in the wrongful death case.

Alabama authorities looking for F-150 pickup after fatal crash

Alabama authorities have more information about the hit-and-run accident that left one dead and three injured on Interstate 65 on June 18. The Alabama State Troopers say they have new evidence and believe that the vehicle that left the scene of the fatal accident was a dark-colored 1998 to 2004 model Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Wrongful death suit filed after boy killed by airport sign

A wrongful death suit has been filed in the case of a boy killed at an Alabama airport. The 10-year-old boy was killed when an airport sign fell down and struck him and three of his family members. The wrongful death suit raised by his family alleges that the designers and contractors involved with the construction of the sign were aware that it was unstable. The sign itself was an arrival and departure sign placed in a new terminal and weighed somewhere between 300 and 400 pounds.

Family mourns death of girl after Alabama car accident

The family of a 10-year-old girl is mourning the loss of their family member after she died in a severe car accident. The accident happened at the intersection of Bailey Cove and Weatherly Road in Huntsville, Alabama. The girl and her family were reportedly returning home from their vacation in Panama City, Florida.

MRB Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Following WheelChair Death

Marsh Rickard & Bryan attorney Roger Lucas has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a 94-year-old Decatur woman who died after her wheelchair rolled downhill last year.  Her body was found in a ditch by the employees of Country Cottage Assisted Living LLC where she was a resident.

United States Has 150 Work-Related Deaths a Day

A report by the AFL-CIO, released on May 7, 2013, shows that in the United States, approximately 150 people a day die of work-related fatalities and illnesses. The statistics include all of the 50 states, including Alabama. Work-related deaths can occur as a result of a wrongful death, illness or disease. The report shows that in a year, over 137 people a day or 50,000 a year die as a result of illnesses that occur as a result of their work environments.

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