Sooner or later we all come across debris scattered around the highway. Normally it’s trash of some kind that you can just drive over. Unfortunately for Shawn Collingwood, the debris he encountered weighed 123 pounds. A giant metal piece of mining equipment fell off the back of a tractor trailer and flew through Collingwood’s front windshield killing him instantly. Shawn Collingwood’s wife Carrie sued Consol Pennsylvania Coal Co., the company that owned the mining equipment, O’Brien’s Rent All and Sales company, which owner the tractor trailer, and employee John Milner, the man who was driving the trailer. During the wrongful
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An Oregon family called local police to help their drunken son who was threatening to kill himself. Instead of helping, police shot the 18-year-old with bean bag rounds and then decided to shoot the teen with real bullets, killing him as his friends and family watched. Police determined that 18-year-old Lukus Glenn was a threat to his family as he moved closer towards their house. A jury didn’t agree with the officers and awarded the family $2.5 million in the wrongful death claim filed by the Glenn family. A wrongful death claim provides compensation for medical and funeral costs, as
A spouse, parents, or children are able to bring legal action against the person or entity whose negligence caused the death.
When an accident such as this results in death, the family of the decedent is entitled to wrongful death damages.
In signifigant injury cases, where there is plenty of insurance coverage, pain and suffering can exceed three times medical bills.
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