Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wrongful Death in Drowning Incident

The parents of 16-year-old, Jesus “Jesse” Prado, who drowned almost four months ago in the Ironwood High School pool in Glendale, Ariz., have filed a wrongful death claim. Prado died two days after a classmate pulled him from the pool’s deep end. Prado's family is seeking $26 million in damages from the city of Glendale and the Peoria Unified School District and more than $170,000 in medical expenses plus $10,000 in funeral expenses.

Friday, August 20, 2010

$3.7 Million Dollar Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed

The family of Lindsay Leonard has filed a wrongful death lawsuit for $3.7 million against the city of Portland, Oregon. “Leonard was crossing a street in 2009 when she was hit and killed by a passing car, and her family is claiming that a streetlight above the crosswalk was not lit, the lawsuit said. Additionally, the lawsuit claims crosswalk markings were in "disrepair" and that the city had known about the potentially hazardous issues at the intersection for at least a year prior to the collision.” In addition to naming the city of Portland as a defendant, the lawsuit also names Portland General Electric (PGE) as responsible for the unlit streetlight, the driver of the vehicle - who was not charged by police in the incident - and the driver's company, which owned the car.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Three Car Accident Leaves One Injured

18-year-old, Kristopher Lee Sweigart, was driving his Chrysler convertible when he struck a guard rail and then the back of a semi-trailer truck due to him not being able to reduce his speed as he approached a construction zone on the highway. A third vehicle, a 1995 Nissan driven by Sylvestre Sanchez-Garcia, 18, was able to avoid the other two vehicles, police said, but his vehicle spun around several times before landing in a ditch. According to the report, Sweigart had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he was listed in good condition Wednesday.