When one member of a family dies suddenly, it affects everyone. Any such loss will disrupt your family life, but unexpected death often creates the most difficulty. After all, an accidental death likely means you didn't have a chance to say goodbye or resolve any conflicts in your family. If the person who passed away was still relatively young, they may not have taken the time to create a thorough estate plan before their death.
Trucker fatigue poses a serious hazard to everyone on the road. Victims of accidents caused by tired commercial drivers should learn all they can about trucker fatigue so they can use the information to obtain the compensation they may be entitled to.
As a young driver, you may not realize that there are many dangers lurking on the roadways of Connecticut. For example, there are people who drive distracted on a regular basis, thus greatly increasing their likelihood of causing an accident.
Do you find yourself on the road during the morning and evening rush hour periods? If so, you know that sitting in traffic is a way of life. You also know that some drivers don't care what is happening around them, which can lead to distracted and aggressive driving and an increased likelihood of an accident.
Every state has its own medical malpractice laws on the books, which means that every state handles its medical malpractice claims differently. According to a study featured in BMJ Quality Interests and Safety, the variation between the way states handle medical malpractice claims as a result of a lack of standardization of state regulations created to supervise and publish negligent and malpracticing physicians.
The grieving period following the death of a family member is one of the most difficult times that any family can endure. However, this time period can also be very difficult from a financial perspective. Indeed, if a primary breadwinner in the family dies in an accident, the loved ones left behind might find it difficult if not impossible to pay for their daily living expenses -- not to mention the fact of losing future income, savings and the chance of future inheritances.
A truck accident case can involve multiple defendants. Therefore, it is vital to review the facts of a particular truck accident matter carefully in order to ensure that all potential defendants have been considered. Some of the most likely "suspects" for defendants following a truck crash might include the trucking company, contractors, insurance companies, employers and the truck driver him or herself.
It can be easy to almost reflexively think of wrongful death claims in terms of litigation: how to establish all of the elements of the cause of action, what the statute of limitations is, whether a survival action is also a possibility, and so on. But too much focus on the litigation-related aspects can lose sight of the important consideration that many wrongful death lawsuits in Connecticut will be settled between the plaintiff and defendant before reaching the point of a jury verdict.