Whenever there's a fatal accident, the odds are good that the victim's survivors will also suffer. Their financial and emotional losses sometimes cause them to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
South Carolina readers might be interested to learn that The Weather Channel is being sued by the family of a man who was killed during a high-speed tornado chase involving the stars of the TV show "Storm Wranglers." The accident was livestreamed by the pair, who were also killed in the crash.
South Carolina motorists who are concerned about road safety should know that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released data that shows the number of 2017 fatalities involving large trucks, or vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, rose by 9 percent. In comparison, the overall number of road fatalities fell by 1.8 percent during the same time period.
South Carolina readers may have heard that a passenger was killed when an engine exploded on a Southwest Airlines flight on April 10. The accident could lead to multiple lawsuits against the airline, which had a spotless fatality record until the incident.
Myrtle Beach fans of the late actor Bill Paxton might be interested to learn that his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a surgeon who operated on him there. Paxton died on Feb. 25, 2017 at the age of 61.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol recently responded to a collision between a motorcyclist and the driver of an SUV. This incident occurred in Horry County on Tuesday, May 16. Sadly, the motorcyclist died in the incident. Per the laws of the state, the victim's loved ones may be entitled to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.
A South Carolina man was riding on his motorcycle when he was struck by a truck near Myrtle Beach State Park recently. Sadly, he died a few days after the incident. While this case is still being investigated, if negligence is believed to have contributed to this man's death, his surviving family members may seek damages in civil court.
A South Carolina woman who defied the odds and beat cancer not just once but twice, was killed in an auto accident recently while on her way to her final treatment session. The other driver involved is believed to be responsible for the wreck. As such, the victim's surviving family members may seek damages in civil court.
A South Carolina man was sleeping in his home when a car crashed through the building and struck him. Sadly, he died as a result of this incident. Per the laws of the state, the victim's surviving family members may seek compensation for their losses by pursuing damages in civil court.
A man was killed and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash that recently occurred in Florence. The South Carolina Highway Patrol are still in the process of investigating this incident. If driver negligence is suspected to have caused this crash, the victim's surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim against this individual in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.