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.
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.
The essence of a wrongful death claim is that the events leading to the death of a loved one were avoidable in the absence of a negligent or other wrongful act on the part of someone else. This is clearly evident from news accounts surrounding the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Hartford in connection with the suffocation death of a firefighter in 2014.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Roe v. Wade in 1973, the heated debate over when a fetus becomes a “person” for illegal abortion charges has plagued the legal systems as both sides try to push their agenda. Now the same debate is the focus of a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Connecticut. The case involves a 22-week-old fetus that was born alive but then died as the result of a medical procedure performed on the mother.
One of the considerations that must be taken into account when preparing a lawsuit, including a wrongful death action, for trial includes what is known in the legal profession as "motion practice." These are pretrial efforts by both plaintiffs and defendants to influence how, where or even whether the trial will be held by attempting to persuade the judge in the matter to rule on matters such as proper service of process, proper venue, proper jurisdiction, and whether the plaintiffs have properly stated their case.