Category: Wrongful Death

Tucson Adults Beware: Wrongful Death From Underage Drinking Is On The Rise

With schools and colleges here in Tucson having a reputation for underage drinking, it’s worth having a look at the potential liability for adults, especially when a teenager or young adult causes a wrongful death. The worrisome fact is that underage drinking is on the rise throughout Pima County. The results are often disastrous, and adults should take notice. Continue reading “Tucson Adults Beware: Wrongful Death From Underage Drinking Is On The Rise”

Tucson child drowns

As reported recently, a 2-year-old boy has become the first drowning victim in Tucson in 2014. The young boy was found unresponsive in a hot tub, inside a gated area surrounding the apartment swimming pool and other leisure facilities.

The unfortunate incident happened during the evening hours, at an apartment complex located near 4200 East Monte Vista Drive. Although the details are still being investigated, similar child-drowning cases resulting in wrongful death are common throughout the U.S. Continue reading “Tucson child drowns”

Arizona Leads The Nation In Work-Related Wrongful Deaths

In another worrisome first for Arizona, a recent report indicates that Arizona suffers the nation’s highest rate of work-related wrongful death, and Tucson seems especially hard-hit. Nationwide in 2013, about 4,500 workers died on the job, and Arizona had more than its share. In fact, during 2013 our state led all others, with an average of more than 8 workplace deaths per million workers.

Of Arizona’s total work-related deaths, nearly ten percent were homicides, about five percent resulted from animal attacks, and the remainder were mostly due to unsafe workplace conditions and other job hazards. Continue reading “Arizona Leads The Nation In Work-Related Wrongful Deaths”

Wrongful Death

Another Hit-and-Run Wrongful Death of Cyclist

As reported in local news, Tucson has once again been the scene of yet another wrongful death following a hit-and-run accident between an apparently-intoxicated driver and an innocent bicyclist. The victim this time was a 58-year-old Tucson citizen. Although the accident was witnessed and the victim was quickly transported to a hospital, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after admission there. Continue reading “Another Hit-and-Run Wrongful Death of Cyclist”

Tucson Motorists Risk Death From Prank Shooter

According to a recent news article, Tucson police are warning motorists to be on the lookout for a dangerous prankster armed with a BB gun. It seems the miscreant has been cruising highways on the northwest side of the city, shooting at motorists and their cars.

The suspect is described as a scruffy-looking Asian male driving a dark-colored Hundai or Honda sports coupe. Although his motivation remains unknown, his actions are potentially deadly: He appears to be targeting drivers in fast-moving vehicles, and the potential for a fatal outcome is very real. Continue reading “Tucson Motorists Risk Death From Prank Shooter”

Wrongful Death Drowning

Wrongful Death Tragedy

Wrongful Death

 The death of a child in a preventable accident is always a sad event, and for Arizona residents who have children it should be cause for reflection on how to keep children safe and avoid similar circumstances. According to a recent news report, several days ago an Arizona family experienced an all-too-common tragedy when their 3-year-old child drowned in the swimming pool at a local residence. Although adults at the house performed CPR, and firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes after receiving the dispatch and transported the young boy to a nearby hospital, it was already too late. Continue reading “Wrongful Death Tragedy”