Family of woman struck, killed by Pontiac police car sues | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

PONTIAC — The family of a woman killed when she was struck by a Pontiac Police Department squad car in August has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the department and

Source: Family of woman struck, killed by Pontiac police car sues | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

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Yes, the police may be sued for negligent actions also. This is a wrongful death lawsuit. It means that the family may sue for the loss of a loved one.

How Not to Be Afraid of Using a Lawyer

Using a lawyer can be frightening.

Most people will possibly use a lawyer once or twice in their lifetime.

There are many misconceptions about lawyers.

Such as they are too expensive for the typical person.

They are mean.

You can do it on your own.

In work injury, personal injury and Social Security Disability cases a lawyer only gets paid if you win.

There are no hourly fees and no upfront fees.

The lawyer gets paid a percentage of the award at the end of the case.

Your lawyer works in partnership with you to present your best case and win as much money as is allowed pursuant to the law.

The lawyer wants to win for you so there is no reason to be afraid.

The other side, the insurance company, has a number of lawyers helping it and giving it advice to protect its interests. So should you.

A lawyer has a large amount of experience in dealing with insurance companies, judges and other lawyers.

The lawyer knows what to expect and what you need to prove to win your case.

Make sure that you get an experienced lawyer on your side.

Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer and Social Security Disability lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

 

Missouri trooper gets 10 days ‘shock time’ plus two years probation in handcuffed drowning death | Law and order | stltoday.com

Victim’s life vest came off in Lake of the Ozarks.

Source: Missouri trooper gets 10 days ‘shock time’ plus two years probation in handcuffed drowning death | Law and order | stltoday.com

Gut wrenching story.

Nothing will bring back this young man. The only remedies the law provides is criminal and civil damages. $9 million is a lot of money but it does not replace a son, a friend, or a brother.

Suit claims driver fell out of St. Louis trash truck, causing fatal crash

Desmond Terry, 59, died not quite three months after being injured, the suit says.

Source: Suit claims driver fell out of St. Louis trash truck, causing fatal crash

 

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The two main parts of a lawsuit involving personal injuries are that someone is at fault and owes a duty to the injured person, and damages such as medical treatment or death resulted. The most difficult part of many wrongful death cases is proving that the at fault person owed a duty to the dead person.

Owner of tour bus in crash that killed 13 had faced previous negligence lawsuits – LA Times

The owner and operator of the tour bus involved in the Desert Hot Springs crash that left 13 people dead had been previously sued at least twice for negligence after collisions with vehicles, one of which ended in three deaths.

Source: Owner of tour bus in crash that killed 13 had faced previous negligence lawsuits – LA Times

Horrible tragedy. One of the reasons for civil lawsuits involving negligent acts is to deter others. No amount of damages will bring back loved ones who died.