If you lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you may be considering filing a wrongful death suit. Wrongful death suits are civil cases where family members of the deceased can seek financial compensation for their loss, among other types of damages. The Balance explains the basic elements of these suits, and how you can proceed if you wish to file.
Commercial trucking is a vital component of America's economy, and the drivers directing the semi-trucks and tractor-trailers you see on Covington's roads are typically well-trained. Yet that does not mean that these massive vehicles pose no risks to the vehicles around them (indeed, according to data shared by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 116,000 crashes involving large trucks and buses in 2017 alone). Truck accidents can often be catastrophic, leaving victims to have to deal with enormous expenses. The question then becomes who is liable for such accidents?
No one wants to have a car accident, but they still happen to many of us. Car manufacturers are constantly creating new models of cars that adhere to changing safety standards. Even with these efforts, people suffer injuries and even lose their lives in car crashes every day.
We here at the Russell & Ireland Law Group LLC are often asked how far does liability extend when an accident occurs on someone's property. You of course hope that no one who enters your property is ever injured or hurt, yet your responsibility to ensure that does not happen depends on the duty of care that you owe them. That duty can change depending on who is injured and why they were on your property in the first place.