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Liability in Wrongful Death Cases

While no amount of compensation can replace a loved one, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help you hold the responsible party liable for you loved one's untimely death. It can also help you obtain the compensation you need to afford medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other general and punitive damages. A successful wrongful death suit will require you and your Austin wrongful death attorney to prove liability in order to seek compensation.

Hospice Care Negligence

Hospice care (also known as palliative care, when begun at diagnosis) is for terminally ill people who have stopped life-saving treatment. It is intended to keep recipients comfortable and cared for during their final days. However, without proper caution, training, and attention, caregivers can make major mistakes and do great harm to terminally ill patients. Patients can contract serious infections, experience additional pain and suffering, and even die sooner than necessary when hospice care is administered inappropriately.

Liability for Water Park Injuries

Water parks are popular destinations for families and thrill-seekers, especially during the summer months. However, they present an overabundance of opportunities for accidents. The types of injuries possible at a waterpark range from mere slips and falls to severe physical harm and wrongful death. One such water park accident occurred earlier this year and resulted in the death of a 10-year-old boy, who died due to a deadly neck injury while on a waterslide at a Kansas water park.

Road Rage Liability

Road rage occurs when a driver exhibits angry, aggressive behavior on the roadway in an effort to intimidate other drivers or relieve stress. This can take any of the following forms:

  • Rude or inappropriate gestures
  • Yelling and hurling insults
  • Deliberately running other vehicles off the road
  • Forcing other drivers into a physical confrontation
  • Making threats
  • Intentionally colliding with other vehicles
  • Brandishing weapons
  • Encouraging passengers to engage in any of the above

David Komie Awarded Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney for 2017

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) is a newly-formed company - founded in 2014 - that recognizes attorneys for not only achieving greatness in their practices but, more importantly, have earned the trust of clients new and returning. Although the AIOPIA does use multiple factors when selecting its yearly membership candidates, it primarily focuses on how lawyers interact with clients and how clients rate their lawyers after a case closes. This uniquely steered selection process has allowed the AIOPIA to already become a go-to name when it comes to fairly assessing attorneys from all around the country and in all types of practice areas in regards to client satisfaction.

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Most motorcyclists understand that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous compared to operating a vehicle. When motorcycle accidents happen, they often result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities. According to 2015 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists were 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and nearly five times more likely to suffer injuries.

The best way to avoid becoming another motorcycle accident statistic is to pay close attention to safety. Many accidents can be avoided and prevented by relentless vigilance and continual education about the safest way to ride.

Can You Sue If You Were Injured by a Bouncer?

A bar or nightclub employee, as well as the property owner, could be held liable for any personal injuries suffered by their patrons, such as injuries caused by a bouncer or security personnel. On many occasions, security personnel may become aggressive and inflict serious harm on patrons.

Bouncers and security guards are duty-bound to conduct their business in a non-negligent manner. In other words, they are vulnerable to face a premises liability claim if their conduct results in negligence.

In order for an injured patron to succeed in a lawsuit against a bar or nightclub for negligence, he or she must prove that the establishment breached a duty owed to the patron and that breach caused an injury. Security personnel is not immune from assault claims, so any intentional acts of putting another person in imminent physical contact or causing bodily injury can constitute as assault. For instance, a bouncer that violently pushes a patron and causes injury could be charged with assault and also held civilly liable for their actions.

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