The girl wanted her current boyfriend and ex to fight. She was warned numerous times by someone else not to drive her boyfriend to her exe's house, that someone could die. She still insisted on driving her bf to fight after the warnings. Her bf was killed in the fight. Can she be charged?... Read more »
It's hard to say on this fact pattern alone. There are certainly fact patterns that can result in both a charge and a conviction if it arises to that level. But it's certainly possible to get charged. Getting charged means there is probable cause which is not a high standard. Getting convicted in a...Read more »
Details about the case won't be released to me, because it has to do with the murderer and not the victim. Can I take this to court and have all evidence and case info released to me? Also would I be able to sue the state for wrongful death?
The driver at fault also died and was in a company owned vehicle. Should I wait till their insurance offers a settlement before hiring an attorney. I'm my aunt's beneficiary. She had no children and was widowed
Wrongful death cases can be quite complicated. An estate will need to be set up. You should at least schedule a free consultation with a local personal injury attorney to discuss the law and the applicable legal rights. Insurance companies are well represented by attorneys, investigators, and...Read more »
You should at least talk to the attorney about the proposed division, get something in writing, if you aren't sure then go to the hearing. He was your dad and it may bring you a bit of closure. End of the estate!
It would be a difficult case--much would depend on what you signed. However I would check with a member of the Va. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults. The law generally places little value on the life of pets, and little value on their meaning to the owner, and finally "emotional distress"...Read more »
My brother committed suicide in California where he resided. His "fiancé" knew he was suicidal as he had attempted before and he told her he was going to kill himself for the 17 hours prior to his death. She had a duty of care to him, his suicide was foreseeable and she was listed on his... Read more »
You have a brutal situation, and I apologize for having to treat this in a cut and dried manner. First, it may possibly be a police matter. If you know the insurer you would want to advise them that there is a question as to the beneficiary's right to claim.
Died 5 days after we were called. Did not Know he was there. Was denied being with him the day he died. Found out through medical records that the jail had broken his ribs.Do I have a wrongful death case?
Impossible to say without a more in-depth review of the facts, including whether the inmate had an underlying medical condition. Consult a wrongful death / civil litigation attorney either through this website or other internet searches. Broken ribs could have been caused by attempted...Read more »
My nephew shot and killed my sister and my niece was there too he was 18 she was 24. They were having an argument with my sister who was 46 when the shooting accord. A jury trial is October 29 and 30. I have been through check and back with this and have been struggling with PTSD because of this.... Read more »
She was not eligible for a learners permit. She was killed in the accident. The step mother was the only person above the age of 18. There were 3 children under the age of 12. What kind of suits can I file?
When a family member dies as a result of the neglect or wrongful action of another, a lawsuit for damages may be brought by the personal representative of the decedent within two years after the death of the injured person. (Va. § 8.01-50, 8.01-244).
Most wrongful death cases are litigated in state courts. Only under certain less common factual scenarios will a wrongful death case be heard in federal court. A person with a wrongful death action needs to speak with an attorney not only regarding the wrongful death action, but to make sure they...Read more »
If you are asking "what is going in," here is the likely answer:
There is wrongful death lawsuit being brought by the estate of the deceased. There is a basis for you to receive some or all of the proceeds from the lawsuit if the lawsuit is successful. The Executor/Personal representative...Read more »
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