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Wrongful death lawsuit filed following Hawaii bicyclist's death

Unless one has been through it themselves, it can be hard to imagine the pain of losing a parent or loved one in an accident caused by driver negligence. Families who have been through this may consider taking legal action against the parties responsible for their loved one's death. Filing a wrongful death claim may provide financial relief to a grieving family, as well as an opportunity to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Wrongful death lawsuit settles for millions

A significant number of wrongful death lawsuits in Hawaii stem from fatal motor vehicle accidents. Bicyclists and pedestrians may be more susceptible to fatalities as they do not have the protection offered by a three-ton vehicle. A family mourning the death of a real estate executive from Michigan was recently awarded $15,100,000 in what is believed to be our state's largest wrongful death settlement. It is reported that a significant portion of the proceeds from the settlement will be given to a charity.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Hawaii

Losing a loved one is a painful experience, particularly if their death could have been avoided. Sadly, many deaths in our state occur due to another person's negligent actions. If a loved one passed away in an accident, there is a good chance that one or more parties are liable for their death. Many cases involving car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice or workplace accidents are caused by negligent drivers, property owners, physicians and supervisors. However, some wrongful death cases, such as assault and battery, involve intentional wrongdoing.

Tragic accident renews debate over skydiving flight safety

A tragic airplane crash in Hawaii has sparked calls for better safety regulations in the aviation industry. Eleven people were killed northwest of Honolulu when a twin engine turboprop plane taking passengers on a skydiving trip crashed shortly after takeoff. It was the worst civilian airplane accident since 2011.

Wrongful death damages for surviving family members

Wrongful death legal resources are critical for surviving family members coping with the unexpected loss of a loved one. When a loved one has been unexpectedly killed in a car or other accident because of the negligence of another party, the negligent party may be liable to compensate the victim's family for the harm they have suffered.

Three people are killed in fatal helicopter accident

Hawaii is very beautiful place, which is why many tourists come to the islands each year. There is a lot to offer the tourists as they take their vacations. Many of the activities involve being on or around the water, but there is much more to see than that. Also, there are tourist attractions in many locations on the islands and in order to see all that people want to see they will need to fly to various locations. This could involve flying in planes, but people also take helicopter rides as well.

Helping navigate the aftermath of a wrongful death

Losing a loved one is always difficult, but when the death is unexpected it can be even more devastating, as the family has no time to prepare both emotionally and financially. This can leave the family not only grieving the loss, but also trying to figure out how they will pay for things after losing the income of the loved one.

Drunk driver causes fatal accident in Hawaii

There are very few guarantees in life in Hawaii and it can be very unpredictable. However, one guarantee is that everyone will pass away at some point in time. It is not a guarantee that people like thinking about, but it is a fact of life. How people pass away though is as unpredictable as life itself though. Some people may die at an old age after living a long, full life. Others though may pass away at a much younger age due to diseases or in a fatal accident.

Who can initiate a wrongful termination lawsuit?

At some point in time people in Hawaii will lose loved ones in their life. No one lives forever. The hope is that the loved one will live a long, full life and pass away peacefully in their sleep and many people do end up dying in that manner. However, many other people die much younger and unexpectedly. This could be because of a disease or illness or because of a fatal accident. Anytime this occurs it is very difficult on the family, but it can be particularly difficult when they know the accident could have been avoided.

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