For many college students in California and across the country, becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority is an important part of their college experience. While such an organization is often a positive experience, a recently filed wrongful death lawsuit alleged that a California fraternity engaged in illegal hazing. The actions reportedly led to the death of a college student.
The loss of a child is a parent's worst nightmare. This loss can be especially difficult when it comes during the holidays and as a result of a preventable accident. Unfortunately, one family in California is now coping with an unexpected, unimaginable loss, reportedly as a result of an accident involving a sheriff's deputy. They could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit as a result.
School-aged children in the United States often spend a great deal of time with educators; some may ultimately spend more time with teachers and counselors than they do with their parents. As such, parents are forced into a position that they must trust that these educators will notify them if they notice concerning behavior, such as the expression of suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, a wrongful death lawsuit recently filed in California accuses a school district, counselor and principal of negligence in the events leading up to a 12-year-old girl's suicide.
When behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, drivers often make multiple decisions. Often, these decisions and the reactions that they prompt are made subconsciously. Unfortunately, even a split second of inattention can result in a car accident with serious consequences. In fact, a wrongful death lawsuit could potentially follow a recent collision in California that resulted in a fatality and sent two children to the hospital.
Halloween, for many families in the United States, is a time of fun and family togetherness. Unfortunately, it turned into tragedy for one family in California, allegedly because of the actions of a driver who was under the influence. In what could ultimately result in a wrongful death lawsuit, police say that three family members were killed.
Car accidents can happen for a variety of different reasons, such as lack of visibility or even a single moment of distraction. Because of this potential, drivers in California and across the country must take measures to ensure that they are vigilant at all times. Unfortunately, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol reduces a driver's ability to do so. In fact, a driver may now face a wrongful death claim after he allegedly caused a fatal accident while under the influence of alcohol.
People -- regardless of any mistakes they may have made in their past -- should be able to feel safe in their settings, even if that setting is a state prison. Unfortunately, when law enforcement officials fail to take appropriate action to ensure inmate safety, lives could be lost. In fact, California recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit regarding a man who was discovered dead in his cell.
Because driving is so commonplace for many drivers in California and across the country, it may be easy to take for granted the variety of different traffic laws put into place to ensure that everyone can safely use the country's roadways. Unfortunately, failure to obey traffic lights, for example, can come with tragic consequences. In fact, a recent study shows that the number of fatalities related to drivers running red lights is at the highest level in a decade.
Many people would argue that drivers of traditional motor vehicles have a safety advantage over other types of users -- such as motorcyclists -- because of the size differences and physical protections that traditional vehicles provide. Unfortunately, a collision between a sport utility vehicle and a motorcycle, for example, can easily have devastating consequences. In fact, four motorcyclists in California were recently killed, reportedly after they were struck by an SUV. Though the SUV driver is facing criminal charges, she could also face a wrongful death lawsuit.
While there are certain actions that pedestrians can take to protect their safety, there are often incidents that they cannot anticipate in which nothing they can do can protect them from the negligent actions of others. Unfortunately, one family is now grieving -- and possibly considering a wrongful death lawsuit -- following a fatal accident in California. The driver of the vehicle believed to be responsible faces criminal charges.