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Wrongful Death Archives

Understanding the common causes of fatal motorcycle collisions

As a previous post noted, motorcyclists tend to face many dangers on the roadway. While the warmer months mean more motorcyclists traveling, whether alone or in large groups, it also means the potential for a serious and even fatal collision. When a motorcycle accident occurs, a rider could be thrown from their bike resulting in trauma to the head and body, even when a helmet is worn. This could ultimately result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities.

Speed a factor in a fatal motorcycle crash in Montana

Now that spring weather is here to stay, motorists in Montana and other states across the nation can expect to share the road with motorcyclists on a regular basis. Whether it is a single biker travelling on his or her own, or a group of bikers, drivers are expected to use care and caution when operating their vehicles around motorcyclists. This means double-checking mirrors and blind spots, looking for motorcyclists when crossing a road or turning onto a road, and ensuring that they are not traveling too closely to a biker. Failure to uphold this duty of care could result in a serious motorcycle collision, as evidenced by one recent wreck.

Suspect in fatal Montana accident arrested

The loss of a loved one is a difficult event with which to deal regardless of the circumstances. When tragedy, such as a fatal accident, strikes, the unexpectedness can be even more challenging to handle. In these instances, it may be difficult to navigate one's emotions, but this heartache shouldn't paralyze surviving family members into inaction. Instead, they should consider if they have legal standing to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Recoverable damages in a wrongful death suit

The loss of a loved one is a difficult event for anyone to process. While death is a normal and natural part of life, it is difficult for individuals in Montana and elsewhere to accept the fact that a family member was suddenly taken away from them in a fatal accident. A surviving family member is not only left with the grief from their loss but also the financial hardships stemming from the tragic event.

Helping you navigate a wrongful death action

Death is often an event that is difficult for residents in Montana and elsewhere to cope with. While it is an unaffordable occurrence in life, it can happen at unexpected moments. A work accident, automobile collision or a defective product could be the cause of a fatal accident that suddenly and tragically took the life of a loved one away from you.

Fatal accident in Montana may be attributable to drunk driving

Two people are dead in fatal accident on a Montana highway following a head on collision that happened recently. This tragedy happened at nighttime, when visibility is reduced. According to authorities, one vehicle was heading the wrong way on the multilane road and was traveling faster than the posted speed limit.

Accidental death may be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit

Under the law, a wrongful death occurs when the cause of the death is the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual or entity. In Montana, wrongful deaths happen in an unfortunate number of ways: car and motor vehicle accidents, medical mistakes, incidents on dangerous premises and others. When a person dies and it is the fault of another person, business or entity, then the responsible party may be sued in civil court.

Consider your rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit

When a loved one is lost in a tragic or unexpected way it can be painful for his surviving relatives to move their lives forward in his absence. All across Montana families are coping with the deaths of individuals who are near and dear to their hearts and who were taken from their lives entirely too soon. When an accident or incident that occurred because of another person's negligence robs an individual of his life, it is possible that the victim's relatives may have rights to sue the responsible party for their damages under a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful death suits arising from medical malpractice

Doctors undergo extensive training so that they can provide their patients with the necessary care to improve their patients' physical and mental health. However, despite their experience and knowledge, doctors sometimes make mistakes and errors that impose hardships on those individuals whom they treat. In Montana and jurisdictions all throughout the United States, patients have died as a result of medical malpractice at the hands of their doctors.

What is the difference between homicide and wrongful death?

A death can be a traumatic event for the loved ones of the deceased person. In Montana, certain relatives may file wrongful death legal claims against the person or party who causes the death of a victim; wrongful death lawsuits are often filed after criminal matters related to the death are resolved. Because criminal charges, like murder and manslaughter, are sometimes alleged against individuals accused of wrongful death, readers may wonder just what the differences are between these claims.

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