Archive for Huntsville Wrongful Death Lawyer

Hodges settles wrongful death case in Morgan County for policy limits

Our firm represented a widow that lost her husband as a result of a negligent driver.  The driver ran a stop light causing a multi-car pileup and significant injuries to our client.  Unfortunately, our client was unable to overcome the significant injuries he suffered and passed away as a result of this bad decision made by the negligent driver.  Jeremiah was able to force all insurance companies involved to tender their policy limits or, stated differently, to pay all of the available insurance proceeds.

It is worth noting that driving is one of the most dangerous things that we all do each day and must be treated that way.  This particular wreck changed two families lives forever.  Our client missed her late husband every day and always will.  The negligent driver must carry the burden of killing another human being.  Please be careful when driving and remember to refrain from texting while driving.

Surviving Family Alleges Wrongful Death Against California SWAT

The surviving family of a man killed by a California SWAT team is seeking $20 million against the city of Anaheim.  The family claims that the SWAT team, without provocation and before giving any warnings or commands, opened fire on a father holding the barrel of a BB gun while he was talking with his friends.  The family claims that the police officers’ story that he pointed the gun at them and threatened them is blatantly false.  They point out that he was holding the BB gun, a present for his son, by the barrel, pointing upward, and was absolutely no threat at all.  This isn’t the first time Anaheim police have faced scrutiny for an accidental killing, there was a $50 million suit this summer involving an unarmed man and just this past week a man on a bike was shot and critically wounded because the police thought he was armed with a pistol.  Since 2005, Anaheim has paid $2.2 million to settle cases involving officer shootings.

‘Jackass’ Involved in Wrongful Death

The parents of a man killed while riding with Jackass star Ryan Dunn are suing both Dunn’s estate and the bar that served him alcohol.  The two were killed when an intoxicated Dunn drove his car through a guardrail, causing it to flip into a ravine, crash into a tree, and burst into flames.  At the time of the accident, Dunn’s blood-alcohol levels were more than twice the legal limit.

Wrongful Death Lives On

Four years ago in Chicago, an iron gate fell and crushed three-year old while he pedaled his tricycle.  Now, despite being settled, the wrongful death case filed by his mother lives on as her attorneys battle over legal fees.  The attorneys that the mother previously hired and fired argue that they deserve the $500,00 that they have billed.  The mother’s current attorneys dispute this, pointing out that many entries for daily work exceed even a 10-hour work-day.  Particular were two days in June, where the previous two attorneys had billed 19 hours each.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed by Mark Fidrych’s estate

The widow of the 1976 American League Rookie of the Year, Mark Fidyrch, has filed a lawsuit in connection to his accidental death in 2009.  Mark “The Bird” Fidyrch was working on his Mack truck in his garage when his sleeve became tragically caught on the power takeoff shaft.  Fidyrch’s widow alleges that the Mack truck was in a “dangerous and defective condition” when it was sold, naming multiple Mack Truck sales and service companies in the complaint.