If you are reading this and you have lost a loved one, please accept our deepest condolences. There is absolutely no amount of money that can restore the life that was lost nor heal the pain that a survivor feels. Wrongful death claims are an attempt to hold the guilty accountable and compensate the survivors for financial and emotional losses. A wrongful death claim can be filed when a person’s death was caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another. Arizona law allows a surviving spouse, child, parent/guardian, or personal representative of the deceased person to bring a claim
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In January of 2008, Joyce Jacobs was standing at an intersection waiting to cross the street, when an out-of-service city bus made a left-hand turn running her over and killing her. After the bus driver saw that he ran over Jacobs, he called the city’s Regional Transit instead of calling the police. John Jacobs, Joyce’s husband, filed a wrongful death claim against the city asking for $9 million. Sacramento Regional Transit argued that Jacobs was in the middle of the street when the bus struck her, but the jury believed that she was in the lines of a crosswalk. The
Patricia Preiss’s 9-year-old daughter Elizabeth Olten was murdered by 15-year-old Alyssa Bustamante in October of 2009. Bustamante was sent to Pathways Behavioral Healthcare for treatment prior to Elizabeth’s death for attempting to commit suicide. Elizabeth’s mother has filed a wrongful death claim against Alyssa and two of Pathways’ personnel stating they knew about Alyssa’s violent tendencies, but failed to detain the teen. Preiss also stated that Pathway personnel also knew about threats Alyssa made towards Elizabeth prior to her death. Alyssa, who is now 18 was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole
A police officer is supposed to make decisions with the utmost regard for the preservation of life. Unfortunately for Bernie Villegas, he was killed by police when he was talking with a group of friends outside of his apartment complex. Police were responding to a 911 call that reported a man was standing outside with a gun. When police arrived, Villegas was standing and talking with a group of friends while he was holding a BB gun, a present for his son. Five members of the city’s SWAT team turned a corner and shot Villegas without giving him any commands
Monster Energy Drink is known for supporting athletes, bands, and their fans. Monster’s website says, “Monster is… a lifestyle in a can.” 14-year-old Anais Fournier won’t be able to experience that lifestyle. Fournier went into cardiac arrest and died after consuming two Monster Energy drinks in a 24-hour period. Anais’s family filed a wrongful death claim against Monster Energy stating that the ingredients used in the Monster Energy Drink recipe is what caused their daughter to go into cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only case where someone has died after consuming a Monster Energy Drink. The U.S. Food and
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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