Wrongful Death

Toyota Begins Settling Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A few years ago, wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits flooded Toyota’s offices. The office recently settled the first of many wrongful death suits. There are still hundreds of lawsuits pending. The suit was filed on behalf of Paul Van Alfen and Charlene Jones Lloyd, a couple who died when their Toyota Camry hit a… read more

Drug Rehab Center Charged with Overmedicating Patients

New Life Lodge, Tennessee’s largest drug rehabilitation center, is under fire for the deaths of two patients at its facility within a few months of each other in 2010. Lindsey Poteet, a 29-year-old patient, died on September 1, 2010, the day the facility stated that she would complete her rehab program. She showed pneumonia-like symptoms,… read more

Father Files Wrongful Death Suit against Property Owners

A fire at the Summerview Apartments in San Antonio, Texas resulted in the death of six-year-old Rudy Alejos, as well as burn injuries sustained by his mother, Debbie Abby Garcia. Rudy’s father, Raul Alejos, filed a wrongful death suit against Drought Properties, Inc., the company that owns the apartment complex. According to My San Antonio.com,… read more

Drowning Death Ruled Accidental Despite Killer’s Confession

Authorities in Kansas City have ruled the death of 19-month-old Jermane Johnson Jr. an accident even though someone has admitted to holding his head underwater with intent to kill. This is because the someone in question is a 5-year-old girl. The 5-year-old told detectives that she pulled Jermane into the tub to drown him “because… read more

Suspect in Dragging Death Pleads Not Guilty

Detra Farries, the woman accused of dragging a tow truck driver to his death in February 2011, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. The charges against her include felony hit-and-run, vehicular manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident in the death of Allen Rose, 35, in Colorado Springs on… read more