In late April, Home Depot's request to have an appellate court decision reconsidered was denied. The company is facing a lawsuit claiming that its negligence led to a pregnant employee's death. The woman was murdered by a supervisor at an offsite location. According to the lawsuit, the company knew that it was allowing a person with a history of harassing females to work as a supervisor.
The sudden loss of a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another can be devastating beyond words. While no amount of time or money can erase the pain that such a loss may impose on a family, there are legal actions that can be taken in a Missouri civil court as a means of alleviating some of the financial strain such a loss may cause. The scenarios that can warrant a wrongful death suit can be varied and can involve vehicle accidents and other fatal situations.
When a loved one dies suddenly, the loss can leave a family struggling. These issues may even be more challenging if the death resulted from the negligence of another party. Missouri families facing these circumstances have every right to seek advice and assistance in considering whether a wrongful death claim may be appropriate.
Car accidents can occur anywhere and at any time. Yet, when a car accident occurs and one party is found to be negligent or faces a criminal charge related to purposely causing harm, injury or death to another, the door may be opened for families to pursue a wrongful death suit. Recently in Missouri, a man was arrested and charged with murder after hitting a 15-year-old boy who later died from his injuries.
Fatal accidents often leave the family of the victim shocked and traumatized. In Missouri, the families of deceased victims of accidents may choose to file a wrongful death claim against another party.
Coming to and crossing intersections in a vehicle can be a vulnerable position for any motorist to be in, at any time of day. One Missouri car accident that happened recently in the middle of an intersection has left one elderly woman dead. The crash may open the door to a possible wrongful death civil suit against the driver who hit the woman's vehicle.
A hit and run accident that happened in early July has turned deadly. The man who was responsible for the Missouri accident faces criminal charges related to the incident. Now that the victim has passed away, there may be cause for the family to file a wrongful death suit in a state civil court.
Walking down a roadway or highway can be a dangerous activity any time of day. However, when it is nighttime, it can be even more dangerous for pedestrians to walk alongside the road. For one Missouri man, walking along the road led to his death after he was involved in a car accident.
While most states already have laws on the book pertaining to the legality of texting and driving, texting and operating an aircraft is not yet an official crime. However, a pilot who was believed to be texting and flying a helicopter at the same time has been determined by authorities to be the cause of a deadly crash in Missouri. This finding may very well open the door to a wrongful death suit.
Anytime there are cars lined up at a stop light, the drivers may truly be at the mercy of the other drivers behind them. For two drivers stopped at a Missouri roadway light, the actions of a truck driver coming up behind them appear to have led to their deaths. The families of those who died retain the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Moreover, the truck driver is facing criminal charges for his role in the incident.