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Family files lawsuit against stadium for man's death

North Carolina football fans may be interested to learn that the family of a man who died after a fall at the stadium where the Denver Broncos play their home games filed a lawsuit against the stadium on Oct. 24. The man reportedly fell about 60 feet from a railing in a stairwell following a Broncos game on Oct. 24, 2016.

Parents to sue Boy Scouts for the death of their 15-year-old son

North Carolina residents who have children in the Boy Scouts of America may be interested to learn that a family is suing the organization for the death of their 15-year-old child. The boy reportedly died from heatstroke while on a trip in west Texas in June.

Employer's liability in murder case

North Carolina companies should know that they could be held responsible for the actions of an employee if they had prior knowledge of the employee's abusive behavior. In April 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit decided that a lawsuit against a home improvement chain alleging its negligence in the murder of a pregnant employee by a supervisor will be sent back to the lower court to be heard.

When can someone file a wrongful death claim?

A death in a North Carolina family can substantially disrupt normal life and inflict financial hardships. When a surviving family member has cause to believe that negligent actions by another party resulted in the death, then a lawsuit can be brought forward on behalf of the victim's estate. Generally, any wrongful acts or neglect that might have imposed liability for damages upon someone if the victim had survived would serve as qualified reasons to pursue damages for wrongful death.

Family sues German airline for crash that killed loved ones

North Carolina residents may be interested to learn that the family of an American mother and daughter who were killed in a plane crash that occurred in the French Alps filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Feb. 1. According to reports, the family is seeking compensation from Germanwings after the co-pilot of the flight crashed the plane in a remote area. The German airline company's parent company, Lufthansa Airlines and United Airlines were also named in the lawsuit.

Offering legal help for victims of distracted drivers

Today's world is a busy one. From computers and fax machines to navigational devices and cellphones, we find ourselves relying on technology to help us with our tasks. However, our North Carolina personal injury law firm has seen firsthand how multitasking when driving, especially texting, has lead to serious car wrecks that result in catastrophic injuries to those involved.

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