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What Happens After the Wrongful Death of a Child?

Damages can be an uncomfortable topic of discussion during a lawsuit that involves the wrongful death of a child. In these cases, there is an incalculable degree of mental anguish, pain and suffering. There may be no exact calculation for damages. Our attorneys present the facts to a jury, and they come up with the amount in damages based on their own knowledge and experiences. In this video, personal injury attorney Patrick Montoya describes damages after the wrongful death of a child. Video Transcription Damages with children can become very difficult. And frankly damages in any lawsuit especially due to mental anguish, or pain and suffering, there’s no exact calculation for that. So, oftentimes and frankly what we do here is, we present it to the jury. And it’s up to a jury to make that calculation based on their own experiences and knowledge. Frankly, just through living through life…
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Are Criminal Charges Needed In Order To Sue?

A year after a deadly boat accident, the state attorney’s office has finally decided that the boat driver will not be criminally charged, but the family of the victim is still pursuing their lawsuit against him. This situation leaves many wondering: are criminal charges needed in order to sue someone for negligence or a wrongful death? What Happened? Back in May of 2014, a boat party was stranded on a sandbar in Biscayne Bay when the tide washed out. Several of the partygoers immediately jumped out to help dislodge the boat, but one of those Good Samaritans was killed by the boat’s spinning propellers. That young man’s family has filed a negligence case against the boat driver, who authorities have refused to criminally charge. The boat driver, a famous South Florida DJ, was hosting a party sponsored by a vodka company when tragedy struck, and the victim’s family claims that…
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Chain-Reaction Crash Proves Fatal

Just north of Miami, a truck carrying concrete barriers pulled out of a construction zone and merged onto Interstate 75. After joining traffic the truck was hit by a Mitsubishi car that got lodged under the rig and dragged almost a quarter of a mile down the road. While still in motion, another car, a white BMW, hit the trailer of the big truck and concrete barriers toppled on top of it. Before the scene could settle, another truck ran into the crippled 18-wheeler, and finally brought this chain-reaction crash to an end. The driver of the Mitsubishi, an aspiring doctor who just passed the United States Medical Licensing Exam, did not survive the crash, and his passenger was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the BMW, a 17-year-old who had just graduated from American Heritage High School in Plantation, also passed when the concrete…
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VA Hospital Makes Public Apology for Deaths Caused by Negligent, Delayed Care

According to CNN, the director of a VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia has publicly apologized for the deaths of three veterans at a facility that were caused by delays in care. Another public apology from an official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was also prompted by a CNN investigation that detailed the deaths at the Augusta facility, and also other deaths and delays at other VA hospitals. The investigation revealed that military veterans are dying because of long waits and delayed care at VA hospitals across the U.S. At the Augusta medical center, the VA confirmed that three veterans died as a result of delayed care, and documents at that facility showed a waiting list of 4,500 patients. The investigation also found that the situation has been especially awful at the Williams Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. There, veterans waiting months for basic…
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Fifty People Killed in Tragic Plane Crash in Russia

According to NBC News, 50 people were killed when a passenger plane crashed in central Russia on November 24. NBC News reported that a 23-year-old Boeing 737 that had recently left Moscow exploded after a failed attempt to land at the Kazan International Airport. Flight U363 took off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and crashed just over an hour later. Officials said that the plane had attempted to land several times prior to the crash. According to eyewitness reports, the aircraft lost altitude quickly and its fuel tank exploded on impact. Authorities reported that 44 passengers and 6 crew members were confirmed dead. The son of the president of the province of Tatarstan and the regional head of the FSB intelligence service were named among those who had died. A spokesman for state aviation oversight agency Rosaviatsia said authorities would search for the flight recorders for more information on what caused…
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NTSB Discovered Plane Engine in Fatal Crash Caused a Previous Plane Accident as Well

A year and a half after a plane crashed into a supermarket, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released an updated report indicating the engine on the plane was also used in another fatal plane crash. Last year, a single-engine Seawind 3000 plane crashed through the roof of the DeLand Publix supermarket on International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida shortly after takeoff. The 60-year-old pilot suffered third-degree burns in the crash and died a month later as a result of injuries related to the accident. A passenger in the plane and three people in the grocery store were also injured. According to the NTSB report, the serial number of the engine installed on the Seawind 3000 was the same as that of the engine on a Piper 300 that was involved in a fatal accident in 1993. In that accident, the airplane lost partial engine power during takeoff in…
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