A California father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with a boating accident that took the life of the plaintiff's wife and 12-year-old daughter. The lawsuit alleges that the driver of the motorboat that struck the family's boat was intoxicated at the time of the crash, and that he is therefore responsible for the fatalities and injuries that resulted.
Earlier this week, we wrote about a series of personal injury lawsuits that are currently pending in San Diego Superior Court regarding a fatal accident that killed three teens and seriously injured another last spring. It is likely that more legal claims will be made by the families of the other victims in the coming weeks.
Last spring, two teens were driving home from a spring break bonfire when they began to race one another on California State Route 52. Before long, their speeds began to exceed 100 miles per hour. Suddenly, one of the teens, a 16-year-old who had only had his driver's license for five months, crashed his vehicle, causing three of his four passengers to be killed and the fourth to be seriously injured. Media reports do not indicate that the driver suffered any major injuries in the crash.
The family of a man who died while in police custody has filed a lawsuit against the police department, alleging that it was the arresting officers' use of a Taser on the man that ultimately caused his death. The police department denies that it Tased the man, and states that the cause of his death remains unknown.
A man has filed a lawsuit against a California nursing home, claiming that the facility repeatedly left his mother outside in extreme hot temperatures, and that the negligence of the staff in doing so caused her death. The facility has been cited by the California Department of Social Services for neglect, but it is currently appealing the citation.
The widow of a fallen police officer has filed a wrongful death against two California cities and another police official, claiming that they are responsible for the death of her husband. The cities have already denied claims filed by the widow under a legal rule which she claims is inapplicable and outdated.
There's a reason that state parks post signs to warn hikers of danger: to warn about rough terrain ahead or of the chances of getting lost. In the case of a 35-year-old Encinitas woman and her 25-year-old cousin, who were hiking in Hawaii's Waialua River State Park in 2006, that danger was a 300-foot cliff.
After a San Diego man died while in police custody, his family asked police and other county officials why their brother and son passed away so suddenly and whether he was mistreated in the hours before his death. But although the incident occurred more than three months ago, the family is still waiting for answers. They are now considering a wrongful death lawsuit, hoping that it will compel authorities to give them the information they are looking for and that it will bring them closure.
After three of his family members were killed in a massive truck accident, a man is seeking damages from the trucking company that employed the driver who caused the crash. According to the plaintiff's wrongful death lawsuit, the company is responsible for the truck driver's negligent actions. Because those actions resulted in the fatal crash, the company is also responsible for the fatalities.
Four wrongful death suits have been filed against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, a race car driver, and race promoters following a tragic race accident that killed eight audience members and injured several dozen others. The accident occurred when one driver in the race lost control of his Ford Ranger vehicle during a turn, and rolled the car into the spectator area during a race held in California on Aug. 14, 2010.