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Category Archives: Wrongful Death

What Do You Need to Prove as the Plaintiff in a Wrongful Death Case?

A wrongful death claim is a civil suit filed by a person who seeks to hold another person or entity responsible for negligence that resulted in the death of a loved one. For the plaintiff to be successful in such a case, he or she must prove the following elements: Duty of care: The plaintiff… Read More »

Suffolk County to Pay Out $1.5 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

Suffolk County will pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a teenager who died nearly 10 years ago in a crash involving two police officers. On March 12, 2008, the 17-year-old girl, Teaisha Scales, was reportedly riding in a 1998 Cadillac DeVille, driven by her boyfriend. The sedan crashed into… Read More »

Family of Worker Killed in Cesspool Accident Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a 59-year-old man who was killed in a cesspool accident in May 2017 has filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit with the Suffolk County Supreme Court. In the suit, the family claims the man’s employer, its contractors, the highway department in the Town of Huntington and the owner of the home… Read More »

Long Island Teen Killed in Football Training Accident

It’s a story that has made national news and sparked debate over the training equipment and exercises commonly used during high school football practices. A popular student-athlete has died after taking part in a pre-season conditioning drill in August at a Long Island high school. The 16-year-old boy died after being struck on the head… Read More »

Texas Hot Air Balloon Tragedy May Lead to Increased Safety Regulations

The fiery crash of a hot air balloon in central Texas that killed all 16 people on board may spur the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adopt greater safety standards. The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) considers the crash a “major event” due to the loss of life and… Read More »