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Weather Channel sued after fatal motor vehicle accident

New Mexico fans of the Weather Channel show "Storm Wranglers" may be aware that its hosts, Kelley Williamson and Randy Yarnall, died while chasing down a storm in Texas. On March 28, 2017, while the two were following a tornado, their live stream suddenly came to an end. The two had run a stop sign and smashed into a car driven by a 25-year-old employee of the National Weather Service. All three were killed.

Lawsuit filed against PG&E on behalf of wildfire victim's family

Some people in Arizona may have heard about the 2018 Camp Fire in California, and Pacific Gas & Electric is facing a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a victim. The fire started on November 8 and resulted in more than 80 deaths along with the loss of thousands of homes and hundreds of businesses. According to the lawsuit, this fire occurred because PG&E failed to maintain its equipment properly.

Wrongful death lawsuit alleges Amazon caused death of worker

The surviving family of a deceased 53-year-old man who worked for, Inc. has filed a lawsuit that claims the company's mishandling of disability benefits resulted in the man's death. The lawsuit alleges that Amazon lost the man's final appeal for disability benefits. The legal filings assert that the company found his paperwork fives months following his death.

How damages are distributed in wrongful death cases

When a person is killed as a result of the negligent or wrongful actions of another person or entity in New Mexico, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against the responsible party or parties. The lawsuit must be filed by the personal representative of the victim. If the lawsuit is successful, New Mexico outlines how the damages should be distributed to the decedent's family members.

Wrongful death claim filed against airline

New Mexico residents who travel often may be interested to learn that a family filed a lawsuit against Alaska Airlines after an elderly woman suffered a fatal fall down an airport escalator. According to the report, the 75-year-old woman was in a wheelchair when the fall took place. She died three months following the incident.

What can family members do after a fatal car accident?

Car accidents are an all too common occurrence. In New Mexico in 2016, there were 358 fatal car crashes resulting in 402 deaths, a significant increase from only 298 deaths in 2015. Numerous factors can lead to accidents, and as impaired and distracted driving increases, fatalities from car accidents will also rise.

What's Next After an Amusement Park Accident?

Each year, thousands of people are injured at amusement parks, whether from water slides, roller coasters, slip-and-fall incidents, bumper cars, or some other reason. If you are harmed at a park or one of your family members is injured, it is important that you understand your rights and know what to do next. In certain circumstances where an injury is caused by the negligence or error of the park owner or management, the injured party may be eligible to bring a negligence claim against the park.

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