Category: Wrongful Death

Nashville Woman Killed in Head-On Collision on West Virginia Turnpike

Posted in Car Accident,Negligence,Wrongful Death on April 7, 2015

A woman was killed and three children who were riding in her car were seriously injured on March 22 after a man driving an SUV entered the West Virginia Turnpike going the wrong way in Raleigh County near the Ghent toll booth and collided with her vehicle head-on. According to a news report out of… read more

State Supreme Court Ruling Allows Widow’s Wrongful Death Case to Proceed in Spite of Expired Statute of Limitations

Posted in Wrongful Death on January 14, 2015

A decision released by the Washington State Supreme Court in December 2014 helped clarify the requirements for a plaintiff to be allowed to amend a previously filed complaint in order to sue the proper defendant after the statute of limitations on his or her claim has expired. In Martin v. Dematic, Washington #89924-0 (2014), the state… read more

Suit Dismissed Against Tennessee-Based Movie Theater Chain, Regal Cinemas

Posted in Personal Injury,Premises Liability,Wrongful Death on November 5, 2014

Last January, a young man with Down Syndrome was killed by police officers moonlighting as security guards in a Baltimore movie theater when he tried to sneak into a movie without a valid ticket. According to news reports released at the time, the police officers handcuffed the nearly 300-pound man, dragged him out of the… read more

New Analytical Tool Helps Law Enforcement Predict Where Accidents Will Occur

Posted in Car Accident,Motorcycle Safety,Negligence,Personal Injury,Tennessee Accident Law,Wrongful Death on September 18, 2014

According to a report by NationSwell, the Tennessee Highway Patrol has a new tool at its disposal to help accident victims by arriving at the scene more quickly, therefore providing more immediate medical care to those who need it. The new program is called the CRASH program, short for “Crash Reduction Analyzing Statistical History.” Evidently, the… read more

Motorcycle Accident Near the Tennessee/North Carolina Border Claims One Life

Posted in Motorcycle Safety,Personal Injury,Wrongful Death on June 13, 2014

Earlier in May of this year, a fatal motorcycle accident near the border of Tennessee and North Carolina claimed the life of one motorcyclist. According to a report by the Citizen Times, the accident occurred on Interstate 40 near mile marker 5 in North Carolina around 9:30 in the morning. Evidently, the three-wheeled motorcycle collided… read more

Blountville Woman Pleads Guilty to Numerous Charges Relating to 2012 Death of Former Highway Patrol Officer

Posted in Car Accident,Negligence,Wrongful Death on March 25, 2014

Earlier this month, a 21-year-old Blountville woman pleaded guilty plea to several charges stemming from a 2012 accident she caused that took the life of a former Tennessee Highway Patrol officer. According to a report by TriCities.com, the woman was traveling on Route 75 when her vehicle crossed the center line for an unknown reason…. read more