The parents of a 3-year-old girl, who fell to her death at the Embassy Suites in Anaheim during a vacation to Disneyland, have filed a lawsuit against the hotel. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Jesus Martinez Avila and Alejandra Sandoval Duran have filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court stating that negligence on the part of the owners and property managers of the Embassy Suites led to the death of their daughter. …Read the rest »
Category: Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death - Bisnar Chase Blog
Wrongful death is a term used to describe a death due to the negligence or irresponsibility of another party. These deaths can occur in any personal injury situations and the surviving family members can pursue emotional damages on account of the responsible party’s negligent actions.
Bisnar Chase updates this blog to keep viewers aware of dangerous wrongful death situations.
A court in Florida has granted tennis player Venus Williams an emergency court order preventing the plaintiffs from taking evidence from two vehicles involved in a fatal car accident in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed against Williams. According to a report in The Daily Mail, the tennis star filed a request for the court order fearing that crucial evidence could be lost if data was taken from the vehicles.
The wrongful death lawsuit against Williams was brought by the family of Jerome Barson. His wife, Linda, was driving a car, which t-boned Williams’s vehicle at an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on June 9. A police report placed the blame for the crash on Williams because she …Read the rest »
The family of an autistic teenager from Whittier who died when he was left in a sweltering school bus for hours in 2015 has been awarded $23.5 million in a settlement with the bus company whose employee has been convicted in connection with the teen’s death. The parents of 19-year-old Hun Joon “Paul” Lee, who was a student at Sierra Vista Adult School, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in December 2015 after their son was left unattended on a bus for seven hours on a day when temperatures reached nearly 100 degrees. …Read the rest »
A jury has awarded $1.26 million to a family whose dog was shot and killed by a police officer in February 2014, very likely the largest U.S. jury verdict in a police dog shooting. According to a WJZ news report, the three-day trial took place in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County in Maryland. The plaintiff’s attorney, Cary J. Hansel, said the verdict from the jury sends a strong message to police about what the community expects from them. He called the shooting and killing of the dog “senseless, unnecessary and unconstitutional.” …Read the rest »
The Newport Beach personal injury law firm of BISNAR CHASE has filed two auto products liability lawsuits against Nissan on behalf of one plaintiff who was rendered a permanent paraplegic, and family members of another victim who was killed. Both were involved in California car accidents where Nissan’s defective seatbacks collapsed and caused the catastrophic and fatal injuries. The defective car seats in the Nissan vehicles in which these victims were traveling were the primary cause of the catastrophic injury and fatality.
A man was electrocuted at a Fullerton intersection after walking over a downed power line, The Orange County Register reports. Officials say the incident occurred the afternoon of April 25, 2014. Police responded to reports of a man who was down on a sidewalk at the South Brookhurst Road and West Commonwealth Avenue intersection. Witnesses told officers the man had been pushing a shopping cart when he walked over the downed power line. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the line may have fallen after a mylar balloon hit electrical equipment. …Read the rest »
The family of 9-year-old Tommy Botell Jr., who watched the boy get crushed by a falling retaining wall at the Lassen Volcanic National Park, has settled with the federal government in the wrongful death case for $3.5 million. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Northern California family had taken a trip to the park in 2009. Tommy was sitting on a wall near a hiking trail with his sister when it collapsed. Sections of the wall fell on them as the two children tumbled about 30 feet and their parents struggled to grab them.
Tommy had cried out to his mother that he couldn’t see as he died in her arms, the report states. The wall had deteriorated and rolled over Tommy crushing his brain stem. U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory F. Hollows said park superintendent Delores Koontz did not repair the wall in spite of knowing that it was dangerous and then tried to cover up her mistakes after Tommy’s death. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner issued a statement that the settlement agreement should not be construed as an admission of wrongdoing or fault on the part of park employees. …Read the rest »
Anthony Duran, 14, was killed in an Orange County DUI accident after a suspected drunk driver struck him. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Rose Drive near Castner Drive in Placentia, the night of January 11, 2013.
Police say the boy was riding his skateboard north on Rose Drive when a vehicle hit him. The driver of the car was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, but was released pending further investigation. Police are also looking into whether speed was a factor. Duran was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The investigation is ongoing.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2010 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were no fatalities, but 17 injuries involving DUI crashes in Placentia. In Orange County as a whole, 45 people were killed and 1,317 were injured due to alcohol-related crashes during the same year. …Read the rest »
Researchers will examine the brain of troubled former NFL star Aaron Hernandez who tragically committed suicide in his prison cell for possible brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. According to People.com, authorities performed an autopsy on Hernandez’s body, but his brain was withheld until investigators could determine how the 27-year-old died.
His brain will be released to Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center at the request of Hernandez’s family members. The center studies CTE, which is a progressive, degenerative brain disease found in some athletes, including football players who have experienced …Read the rest »
The families and estates of more than a dozen victims who were killed in the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando have filed a federal lawsuit against Twitter, Google, Facebook and YouTube for allegedly contributing to the radicalization of the gunman who was inspired by ISIS. According to a news report in the Daily Mail, the estates of three victims originally filed the lawsuit in Michigan in December. Last week, it was amended to include 10 more plaintiffs. …Read the rest »