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Wrongful Death Archives

Wrongful death vs. survivor actions: what’s the difference? P.2

Last time, we began looking at the differences between personal injury, wrongful death and survival claims. As we noted, each of these causes of action may be available after a motor vehicle accident, depending on the facts and circumstances of the crash. In cases where a fatality occurs, both wrongful death and survival actions should be considered.

When a mining accident claims a life

Mining is a very dangerous job. It seems like every time an accident happens, it is never minor. Support collapses, cave-ins and exposure to toxic gas are just a few of the hazards that lurk in mining tunnels. Unfortunately, all too often workers lose their lives due to accidents that could have been avoided if mining companies followed and enforced safety regulations.

Can an adult child sue for wrongful death after a parent dies?

While it's often said that parents will do anything for their children, the same is true with children who often feel a role reversal once they reach adulthood themselves. This instinct to protect our parents is strong and most commonly crops up when one parent dies, leaving the other to cope with their loss.

How to prevent fatal boating accidents

Kentucky residents that enjoy spending time on the water know the risks that they are taking, especially when it comes to boating accidents. There are several different types of issues that lead to common and even deadly crashes. Many times, these accidents could be avoided if the right preventative or precautionary measures are taken.

Hospital negligence contributes to baby’s death

Medical malpractice cases can be long and somewhat difficult, but the compensation for the emotional and financial losses may be something residents in Kentucky wish to fight for. Those who have found themselves in critical situations due to medical negligence are capable of making these gains.

Preventing falling accidents at the workplace

Kentucky employees statewide go to work expecting their safety to be protected as well as possible. Though accidents can sometimes happen, there are measures in place that are meant to keep people safe from falling accidents. If someone falls due to improper implementation of these measures, then it could be considered a wrongful death case.

More tractor trailers to appear on KY roads

Tractor trailers are a common sight to people in the Lexington area since two major highways cross paths there. These heavy trucks transport goods to stores and retailers throughout the state and if it appears that more of them are on the road, it is not peoples’ imagination.

Electrocution hazards in the workplace

Electrocution and injury from electric energy is a risk for many Kentucky workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration lists electrocution as one of the “Fatal Four” occupational hazards. Medscape states that there are 1000 deaths from electrical contact each year in the united States.