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Wrongful Death Lawyer Interviews
September 2, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Tampa, FL Gaps in training are a likely cause of death and injury at the hands of police officers in the US according to one veteran police officer and instructor in law enforcement procedures. Tom Bosley, who served as a Florida law enforcement officer for over 30 years, says when deadly shootings make the headlines one of the first questions to be asked should be about the training the officer had to deal with that situation.Read [ Failure to Train is Core of Police Shooting Problems ]
July 12, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Corpus Christi, TX: Veteran attorneys Bob Hilliard and Steve Berman were already preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shootings on June 12, 2016.Read [ Lawyers Target Makers of Assault-Style Guns ]
July 11, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Corpus Christi, TX: Top attorney Bob Hilliard was clearly shaken following the deadly rifle rampage by a rooftop sniper that killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas, Texas. Ironically, Hilliard’s firm is days away from filing a lawsuit against gun manufacturers on behalf of victims of the Orlando nightclub AK-47 assault rifle shooting.Read [ Deadly Dallas Shootings Underscore Lawsuit against Gun Makers ]
June 14, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Frisco, TX: Although there are a number of lawyers who have had suicide as a wrongful death suit, there is no one who focuses their entire practice on wrongful death by suicide like veteran Texas attorney, Skip Simpson.Read [ Suicide as a Wrongful Death or Medical Malpractice Suit ]
April 21, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Record Damages for Death of Alabama Policeman ]
Birmingham, AL A jury in Alabama was simply standing up for its community and following the rule of law when it awarded $37.5 million to the family of a young Huntsville police officer who was dispatched to investigate a 911 at a Mexican restaurant and then shot dead at point blank by the El Jalisco's intoxicated manager Benito Albarran, according to attorney Matthew Minner.
September 12, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Double Fault Ford Case Yields Record-Breaking Amount ]
Jasper County, MS Veteran Mississippi attorney Tab Turner has handled close to 300 Ford Explorer rollover cases, but the Brian Cole wrongful death case stands out for several reasons. "There's no question this is the largest award I've seen," says Turner, referring to the $131 million the jury awarded to the Cole family in compensatory damages.
August 6, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against BP And Toyota in Flash Fire ]
Harrisburg, PA: A wrongful death lawsuit contends dangerous conditions and severe safety violations are responsible for catastrophic burn injury and death. Early on March 5, 2010, a young college student on his way to work stopped to gas up his Toyota Yaris at a BP station in the town of Battle Creek.
July 14, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ E-Ferol Attorney Says Mothers Needed to Know Why Babies Died ]
Fort Worth, TX It took almost three decades for some of the families affected by the E-Ferol tragedy to be awarded compensation for the wrongful death or injury caused to their premature babies. According to attorney Art Brender, whose Fort Worth firm spent more than seven years litigating on behalf many of those families, they wanted more than compensation. "The mothers of the babies just wanted to know what happened," Brender says.
November 21, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ The Taser Attorney ]
Woodland Hills, CA California attorney Peter Williamson is fast becoming Taser International's worst nightmare. Over the last decade and more, the makers of the controversial handheld electroshock gun have been the target of dozens of lawsuits, ranging from product liability to police misconduct and wrongful death. However, Williamson and his co-counsel John Burton are the first attorneys to obtain a favorable verdict on behalf of a plaintiff.
November 20, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Firm Takes Another Turn at Bat ]
Helena, MT A jury in Montana recently ordered the makers of the legendary Louis Slugger baseball bats to pay the Patch family $850,000 in a wrongful death and product liability suit the family never expected win. "When we were talking to them after they had no idea how much they had won," says attorney Michael Kauffman from Drake Law Firm. "I think hope the money will go towards what they want to achieve. They don't want another family to go through what they went through."
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