What Makes a Death a Wrongful Death?

A gavel is sitting near a white piece of legal paper on a desk. Underneath the gavel are the words, what makes a death wrongful.

Each year, tens of thousands of people die as a direct result of another’s actions. Medical malpractice and automobile accidents account for the majority of deaths, coming in at 90,000 and 45,000, respectively. What distinguishes a wrongful death is that it was due to someone’s negligence or intentional action. However, wrongful death cases are not always cut and dry. […]

What Makes a Tragedy a Wrongful Death?

A woman with white lily flowers and coffin at funeral in church

While every tragic death leaves survivors dealing with pain and loss, not every tragedy is a wrongful death. In a wrongful death, some person or entity is responsible for an individual’s demise. The deceased did not cause his or her death by their own actions or lack of actions. A family member may file a wrongful […]

He Told The ICE Agent What He Had In the Bottle was Juice. What Happened Next is Unthinkable

Border patrol officers make teenager drink liquid meth

Teenagers often make poor decisions. Adults should have enough sense to protect teens from doing something potentially deadly. That was not the case with two United States Custom and Border Protection officers four years ago, who basically caused the death of a 16 year old boy attempting to bring liquid methamphetamine into the United States. The teen […]