It is devastating when people take their own lives. However, sometimes, when that happens, it's not only their fault. Their choice to commit suicide could result in a wrongful death claim in some cases.
Imagine purchasing a drug over the counter. You've had it before and had no issues, but this time you woke up after overdosing, hooked up to an IV in the hospital.
Sometimes, when there are problems with the verdict of a case, a defendant's legal team will appeal it. That happened in a case that went to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, but the court has decided not to hear arguments about the case.
A wrongful death that is caused as a result of a car crash is devastating for the family of the victim. In many cases, the victims are young parents or even teenagers; these are people just beginning their lives.
Western Pennsylvania has some of the best deer hunting in the country and is a hotbed for all kinds of game. This means that there will be nearly a million hunters out in the woods sitting in deer stands or camping out in duck blinds once again during the 2016 hunting season. Whether going after a trophy buck, a big turkey or a flock of ducks, every hunter knows that hunter safety and caution need to be the highest priority -- just this week, a Utah sheriff was shot in the hand while hunting geese near Soda Springs, Idaho. The sheriff obviously had a lot of experience around guns, yet he was still shot.