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Wrongful death is a claim in tort against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives. Unlike criminal law, private parties may bring the suit. The defendant has fewer due process and Constitutional protections such as immunity or the right to refuse to give testimony. The standard of proof is typically preponderance of the evidence as opposed to clear and convincing or beyond a reasonable doubt. Click here to learn more.
Car accidents often carry legal consequences in proportion to the severity of the accident. Nearly all common law jurisdictions impose some kind of requirement that parties involved in a collision (even with only stationary property) must stop at the scene, and exchange insurance or identification information or summon the police. Failing to obey this requirement is the crime of hit and run. Click here to learn more.
Workers compensation provides compensation for employees who are injured in the course of employment. Depending on the jurisdictions, provision can be made for weekly payments in lieu of wages, compensation for economic loss, reimbursement or payment of medical and like expenses, benefits payable to the dependents of workers killed during employment. Click here to learn more.
is a type of tort in which the misfeasance,
malfeasance or nonfeasance of a professional, under a duty to act, fails
to follow generally accepted professional standards, and that breach of
duty is the proximate cause of injury to a plaintiff who suffers
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