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Widow Files Wrongful Death Complaint After Husband’s Death in Roane County Crash

autoThe widow of 79-year-old Elmer Solomon, of Oakdale, has filed a wrongful death complaint in Roane County Circuit Court, against Samuel D. Norman, of Harriman.

Solomon was travelling in a Nissan Versa, driven by Merley E. Tilson, 77, which collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Norman, at state Highway 61 and overturned. Tilson was injured in the accident while Solomon was killed.

The complaint claims that Norman did not yield the right of way, was driving on wrong side and failed to keep a lookout.

The plaintiff seeks $230,000 in punitive damages and $750,000 in compensatory damages.

Family Sues Construction Company over Daughter’s Death in I-75 Crash

autoThe family of a teenage girl, who was killed last month in a road crash at Interstate 75, Florida, has filed a wrongful death suit against Ranger Construction Company.

Liza Angulo, 17, was killed after the BMW she was driving crashed into a tractor-trailer that was exiting a construction site and a cement barrier fell on the roof of her vehicle.

The lawsuit claims that the accident occurred due to negligence of Ranger Construction Company. According to the plaintiffs’ attorney Carlos Silva, “We are very concerned with what’s happening on I-75, and really more than just the lawsuit, we want to make sure that Ranger Construction company goes ahead and takes care of the problem that’s going on there…There’s construction in the area and all around where the accident happened.”

Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit against Suge Knight, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube

autoWidow of Terry Carter, who was allegedly ran over and killed by his friend Suge Knight, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Carter succumbed to his injuries in January after he was backed over by Suge Knight’s truck in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, Tam’s Burgers.

The lawsuit filed by Lilian Carter seeks unspecified damages and names Tam’s Burgers, Universal Studios as well as the producers of film Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube, as co-defendants.

Wrongful death: Sixteen year old in Rollover, Ejected, Struck, Died

Sixteen year old Jasmine Tena was run over by a car Sunday night on State Road 429 in Apopka Florida after she was thrown from a Ford Expedition that rolled over the median. There is a funeral expense fund for Jasmine’s family on Gofundme.

The Apopka police expect there should be significant damage to the front of the vehicle that ran over Jasmine. She had been a passenger in the Expedition driven by 19-year-old Teodora Llanas Jr. 19-year-old Demetrio Rangel, was another passenger injured in the crash.

Llanas was treated and released from Orlando Regional Medical Center. Rangel was listed in critical but stable condition Monday at ORMC.

Tena wanted to be a cosmologist.

If you have any information on this crash, can id the vehicle that left the scene, contact the Apopka Police Department at (407) 703-1771 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).

American Medical Response to Pay $1.5 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

Justice scale on blue backgroundA Middlesex Superior Court jury has awarded $1.5 million to the family of a Plymouth woman in a wrongful death lawsuit against USA’s largest ambulance provider, American Medical Response (AMR).

The lawsuit claims that in 2009, an AMR ambulance was transporting Barbara Grimes, 67, back after dialysis. However, the emergency medical technicians, who were shifting her into the ambulance, leaned over the stretcher, due to which, Grimes fell on the ground, hit her head and died after 5 days. Marc Breakstone, the plaintiffs’ attorney said, “If the ambulance crew had only followed company safety policies regarding stretcher operation, it would not have toppled over. This needless death was easily preventable.”

According to AMR spokesperson Ron Cunningham, “We are very disappointed by the verdict…We are reviewing our options and are considering appealing the ruling.”

Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit after Fatal Road Crash in Georgia

autoFollowing the death of 5 Georgia Southern University students in multi-vehicle pileup on April 22, the mother of one of the victims has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The accident occurred at I-16, near Savannah, Georgia, after a tractor-trailer failed to stop, hence causing a chain reaction involving 6 other vehicles in front of it. Five people were killed while 3 others were injured in the accident.

On April 29, Kim Deloach McQuaig, the mother of Abbie Deloach, 21, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the concerned trucking company, Total Transportation, as well as its Tennessee-based parent company U.S. Xpress Enterprises.

The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and demands $15,000 in addition to punitive damages and attorneys’ costs.

Widow of Train Crash Victim Gets $20 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

autoA jury has awarded $20 million to the widow of Scott Spence, who was killed in a train collision in Stoddard County, Missouri, in October 2012.

53-year-old Spence was killed in a collision with BNSF train on a rural road in Stoddard County.

Following his death, his wife Sherry Spence had filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that the railroad crossing did not have lights, gates or a safe sight distance and the crew was negligent.

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit after Teenager’s Alleged DUI Death

autoFollowing the death of 17-year-old Nicholas S. Kilpatrick in a road crash in September 2014, his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in McHenry County.

According to the lawsuit filed by the victim’s mother, father, sister and three brothers, Kilpatrick was on his skateboard when he has hit by a pickup truck driven by 21-year-old Justin A. Raven. Authorities later charged Raven with felony DUI.

The plaintiffs are seeking $2 million in damages.

Court Says General Motors’ Bankruptcy Order Shields it From Wrongful Death, Injury Claims

autoAccording to a recent federal court ruling, General Motors’ 2009 bankruptcy order protects it from the death and injury claims filed due to faulty ignition switches in their older, small cars.

According to Judge Robert Gerber in New York, the plaintiffs who faced a decrease in the value of their cars would still be able to sue General Motors for any loss that incurred due to company actions after July 2009.

General Motors said the court’s decision of barring the matters of old GM is appropriate and that the Judge’s ruling “doesn’t establish any liability against GM, and the plaintiffs must prove the merits of their claims.”

Attorney Robert Hilliard, who represents several plaintiffs in their wrongful death and injury claims against General Motors, said, “Hundreds of victims and their families will go to bed tonight forever deprived of justice… GM, bathing in billions, may now turn its back on the dead and injured, worry free.”

WHAS Reporter Jeff Woods Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit

autoThe family of Fontaine Jeffrey, who was killed after getting hit by WHAS sports reporter Jeff Woods’ vehicle, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court.

Fontaine Jeffrey was killed on January 23, after she fell at a crosswalk in Louisville and got hit by a tow truck and Jeff Woods’s vehicle. The lawsuit claims that the driver of tow truck, Matthew Good, hit Jeffrey at the intersection of Jefferson and Second Streets. Afterwards, Jeff Woods struck her, “dragging her several feet down Jefferson Street.” The suit further alleges that Woods fled the scene afterwards and did not call for help.

The lawsuit, filed last week, accuses Jeff Woods, tow truck driver and the truck company for Fontaine Jeffrey’s death.