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What is a “Wrongful Death” Action?

Posted in Accidents, Insurance, Wrongful Death on Fri June 9, 2017

When someone tragically dies in an automobile accident or as the result of the negligence of someone else, it may give rise to what is known as a “wrongful death action.”  There is substantial confusion about what this means. We are often asked to explain the process.

What constitutes wrongful death?

The first step is to determine if there is liability.  In some states, such as North Carolina, if the person who was injured or died contributed to the accident in some way,

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Pedestrian accidents: Death rate for teens up 13 percent

Posted in Personal injury on Fri November 18, 2016

Keeping kids safe is a 24/7 job. Even the simple act of walking has become more dangerous in recent years. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to helping kids avoid serious injuries, the rate of fatalities from 12 to 19 year old pedestrians getting struck by a car are up 13 percent since 2013.

What do we know about pedestrian accidents and teens?

We know that every week in the United States there are approximately five teen pedestrian deaths.

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