When people in Maryland visit a water park to have some fun, they likely lack awareness of the risk of infection by a microorganism. A wrongful death lawsuit brought forward by the family of a young woman who died after becoming infected with a brain-eating amoeba at an outdoor recreational park includes the accusation that visitors were not made fully aware of the risks.
Maryland residents may be interested in a lawsuit that had been filed in California involving the collapse of a balcony of an apartment building. The incident left six people dead and injured seven more. The victims and families settled a case against some of the companies responsible. The exact details of the settlement were not disclosed.
If Maryland employees are injured or killed by someone they work with, their employer might be liable even if the incident occurs away from work. A lawsuit has been filed against Home Depot after one of its employees was murdered by a supervisor, and the U.S. Court of Appeals has remanded it back to the trial court..
The Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, which is an annual report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, indicates that between 2014 and 2015, the number of trucks involved in fatal crashes rose by 8 percent. Per the 2015 report, 4,050 trucks that weighed more than 10,000 pounds were involved in 3,598 deadly crashes.
Maryland NASCAR fans may be interested to learn that Tony Stewart, the driver who was accused of being responsible for the death of 20-year-old Keven Ward Jr., filed a motion on March 28 to have numerous claims against him dismissed. The accident occurred in August 2014 during the Empire Sprints race in New York.
Maryland residents may have heard about the charter motor coach that was hit by a CSX train in Mississippi. The incident took place on March 7 and left four passengers dead and roughly 40 others injured.
Maryland travelers likely remember the horrific 2015 Germanwings plane crash that occurred when the co-pilot deliberately flew the aircraft into a mountainside. Now, the family of an American mother and daughter killed in the tragedy have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Germanwings, parent company Lufthansa Airlines and United Airlines, the U.S. airliner that sold the victims their tickets.
Maryland residents who are following the Bobbi Kristina Brown wrongful death case may have heard that her partner, Nick Gordon, was ordered to pay her estate $36 million. The decision was announced by Brown's estate on Nov. 17.
Earlier this month, a Baltimore school bus collided with both a passenger vehicle and a city bus. Even though the school bus was not carrying any students, the collision resulted in six deaths and 11 injuries.
In a fatal accident, two Utah Boy Scouts killed a motorcyclist when they cut down a tree. Now the motorcyclist's family is naming the Boy Scouts of America, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Boy Scout Troop's leadership, two Scouts who felled the tree and others in a wrongful death suit.