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Wrongful death damages could help family members in taxi accident

A lawsuit was recently filed by a Massachusetts family stemming from a fatal accident that occurred approximately an hour east of the Worcester area. The family of a man struck and killed by a taxi cab filed the lawsuit against the taxi cab driver and the taxi cab company. The 44-year old victim was struck by the taxi cab as the driver made a u-turn in a parking lot. The victim has four children and two grandchildren.

Fatal accident claims life of pedestrian in Massachusetts

A fatal accident in a neighboring community northeast of Worcester recently claimed the life of a 67-year old pedestrian. While walking alongside the roadway, the victim was struck and killed by a pickup truck. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital following the fatal accident. Authorities are investigating the accident and reviewing evidence and witness accounts of what occurred, leading to the fatal accident.

Truck accident claims life near Worcester

A fatal accident just west of Worcester recently claimed the life of a tow truck driver. The 22-year-old tow truck driver was assisting a motorist in the breakdown lane when he was struck by a box truck. According to authorities, the 45-year-old box truck driver was travelling in the right-hand lane when he hit the tow truck driver. According to the owner of the tow truck company, the tow truck driver was loading a disabled vehicle onto his flatbed tow truck when he was struck and killed.

Fatal workplace accidents by the numbers and what families can do

When a loved one has been wrongfully killed in a fatal accident, families may be left with myriad difficulties and unpleasant challenges ahead. Fatal workplace accidents are a serious concern for workers and their families. In 2012, there were 4,628 fatal workplace injuries in the United States. In 2013, there were 3,929 worker fatalities following fatal workplace accidents throughout the private sector. A little over 20 percent of fatal workplace accidents occurred in the construction industry.

A better understanding of wrongful death claims

Sadly, many families do not need statistics to tell them about the unfortunate impact of fatal car accidents. Following a fatal car accident, family members of victims may face unexpected financial challenges as a result of the accident. It is because of these challenges, along with the emotional struggles that family members may experience, that the option of bringing a wrongful death claim exists.

Two Massachusetts' police chiefs involved in fatal accident

Families face a variety of challenges following the unexpected loss of a loved one, some of which the legal process can help with. A retired Massachusetts' police chief was recently killed while riding his motorcycle. Another retired Massachusetts' police chief was also injured while also on his motorcycle as the two former police chiefs rode their motorcycles together. According to authorities, a passenger vehicle crossed the center line and hit the two motorcycles head on. A 55-year old former Massachusetts' police chief was killed in the fatal accident and a 75-year old former Massachusetts' police chief was left in critical condition. The accident is being investigated.

Driver charged in death of 20-year old jogger in Massachusetts

Families of a victim killed in a wrongful death accident do not have to face the future following the accident without help. A 20-year old woman recently out for a jog in a neighboring community about an hour east of Worcester was recently killed by a driver driving with a suspended license. The victim was thrown 20 feet when an SUV came around the corner and struck her. The 44-year old driver of the SUV was charged with charged with motor vehicle homicide, or negligent operation; speeding, operating after suspension of a license and a marked lanes violation.

Pedestrian killed in fatal Massachusetts accident

The loss of a loved one is inherently traumatic and the financial harm following a fatal accident may only add to the tragedy. A pedestrian was recently struck and killed in a community about an hour from Worcester. Police and emergency responders found the victim in the middle of the street; unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 35-year-old man was subsequently arrested in the death of the 34-year-old victim and charged with leaving the scene of a crash that caused injury or death, as well as with homicide via motor vehicle. The accident reconstruction team and other police agencies are investigating the accident.

Woman charged in fatal Worcester hit-and-run accident

Family members of those wrongfully killed in a fatal accident should be aware that there are different options for legal recourse against the responsible party.

Massachusetts' head-on car accident results in fatalities

When a fatal accident has claimed the life of a loved one, a wrongful death claim provides an option for families to recover for the harm suffered.

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