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Wrongful Death and Overworked Doctors and Nurses

BOISE and NAMPA, Idaho. It is well documented that getting less than five or six hours of sleep can impair a person’s judgment. Drivers are advised to not get behind the wheel if they have not properly slept the night before. Federal regulations require that truck drivers

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Can I Sue for Wrongful Death or Injury of My Dog or Cat in Boise, Idaho?

BOISE or NAMPA, Idaho. It’s a pet owner’s worst nightmare: your dog or cat has been hit by a car. If your dog or cat survives his or her injury, vet expenses can go into the thousands of dollars, not to mention the emotional suffering of the

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More Families Seek Wrongful Death Claims for Police Brutality

BOISE and NAMPA, Idaho. Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune reported that the family of Sandra Bland, an African American woman who died in a Texas jail, will receive a $1.9 million settlement for her wrongful death. The family hopes that the settlement will result in jail

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Leading Causes of Wrongful Death in Boise and Nampa, Idaho

Leading Causes of Wrongful Death in Boise and Nampa, Idaho

BOISE and NAMPA, Idaho. When a person is killed due to the negligence or neglect of a company or person, families have important protections under the law. Survivors may have the right to bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of money can replace the

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Preventing Hot Car Deaths in Boise and Nampa, Idaho

Preventing Hot Car Deaths in Boise and Nampa, Idaho

With summer officially here, the days are warmer. With the warmer weather come unique dangers, particularly with regards to children being left in hot cars. According to CNN, three times more children have died in hot cars this year when compared to last year. While these deaths

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Is it Possible to Sue for Wrongful Death for Prescription Painkillers?

Is it Possible to Sue for Wrongful Death for Prescription Painkillers?

The American Bar Association notes several recent cases where children were able to recover wrongful death damages even when their parents were killed before the child was born. The case cited involved a doctor who worked at a pain management clinic. The doctor allegedly prescribed a deadly

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Wrongful Death in Prisons: A Rising Concern

Wrongful Death in Prisons: A Rising Concern

Boise State Public Radio reported recently on the practice that places dangerous inmates in solitary confinement, only to then turn around and give him a cellmate when overcrowded conditions leave officers with no other choice. With overcrowding in prisons, officers who send inmates to solitary, often send

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Wrongful Death Accidents Increasing in Idaho, NHTSA Reports

Boise and Nampa, Idaho drivers may be at a greater risk of getting killed or injured in an auto accident, according to recent data. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that after years of declining numbers of traffic deaths, in 2015, the number of people killed

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Four Kinds of Claims You Can Make in Idaho

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Four Kinds of Claims You Can Make in Idaho

If you’ve lost a loved one in Boise or Nampa, Idaho due to another person’s negligence, your family may be facing tragic and difficult times. For the surviving children, spouses, and parents, there are no words that can offer consolation. Individuals bring wrongful death claims not just

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Wrongful Death Lawyer’s Facts: Should Boise Families Be Allowed to Collect Pain and Suffering Damages?

Wrongful Death Lawyer’s Facts: Should Boise Families Be Allowed to Collect Pain and Suffering Damages?

According to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, most states and jurisdictions allow families to collect pain and suffering in wrongful death lawsuits. Yet, while many jurisdictions allow families to collect these damages, some jurisdictions, like Boise, don’t allow a victim’s loved ones to seek pain and

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