Summertime is a time for taking family vacations and creating precious memories in New Jersey. National parks are a popular destination. Many parks are located near water. Such was the case for a family vacationing in another state this past March. The death of a child led to a wrongful death lawsuit.
College sports are a very big deal to the universities and colleges that field teams. The caliber of the program attracts student athletes who want to play the sport. A successful team boosts the school's standing and attracts more young athletes, further enhancing the success of the school's athletic program. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the governing body of collegiate athletics and is classified as a nonprofit. In a recent case in New Jersey, a family is bringing a wrongful death suit against the NCAA regarding the death of their son.
There are many group homes across the country and in New Jersey, and they exist for multiple reasons. They are normally professionally staffed to care for the people entrusted to them. In a tragic occurrence in a group home, the staff failed in their obligation to care for a resident, and it resulted in a wrongful death suit.
Residents of nursing homes in New Jersey are typically elderly and may be confused or suffer from depression. These feelings may be tied to their surroundings and may inspire desires for escape. Such may have been the case in a recent death at a nursing home that may result in a wrongful death claim.
Police officers take an oath to uphold the law. Often in the pursuit of their jobs, they will be involved in high speed pursuits of suspects trying to evade the law. High speed chases may result in car crashes involving vehicles not being pursued by the police. A young woman died as the result of a recent high speed chase in New Jersey. A civil suit for wrongful death is being brought by the young woman's family.
Bullying has become a very serious issue in our society, and it is perhaps nowhere more serious than in our schools. There have been bullies in New Jersey as long as there have been children. However, the advent of the digital era and social media have made it inescapable for its victims. In days past bullies could be physically avoided and left behind at the end of the school day, but now they are ever present not only to the victim but also to the victim's peers via social media. One such situation resulted in a wrongful death suit.
One of the most difficult decisions a family may make is to entrust a family member with special needs to the care of others. The need for such a decision to be made can result from the lack of means to care for the individual at home or concern for the person's safety or for the family's safety. Such a decision led to a wrongful death at a New Jersey home for the disabled.
Those riding on motorcycles often suffer severe or fatal injuries in accidents because they are largely unprotected against impacts. Other drivers bear the responsibility of driving safely and cautiously around bikers, especially trucks and other vehicles that can do serious damage in a collision. A recent accident in New Jersey illustrates how motorcycle accidents can result in the wrongful death of an innocent biker.
The elderly are to be loved and well taken care of as members of the senior community. When a senior is in the care of staff in a nursing home facility, it is expected that the person will receive a good level of care. Residents of New Jersey may pass away of old age in these homes; however, there are those who die from a wrongful death due to negligence.
In New Jersey and elsewhere, a pedestrian typically has the right of way. When a driver assumes the responsibility to operate a motor vehicle, he or she must follow all the traffic laws. Pedestrians trust that when they walk along the road or through a crosswalk that others will abide by the very laws set to protect them from danger. When a driver negligently causes a fatal pedestrian accident, a wrongful death claim may be filed in a New Jersey civil court by the victim's surviving family.