Tag: wrongful death

Hit-And-Run Driver Charged After Fatal Death Of A Four-Year-Old In A Stroller

Pedestrian accidents are far too common in St. Louis. There is a much higher risk involved when a pedestrian is hit by a car or truck, and the accident is more likely to have fatal consequences. That is exactly what happened in St. Louis County following a recent hit-and-run. Four-Year-Old Dies in Hit-and-Run A mother was […]

Written by on November 5, 2019

Learn More About Wrongful Death Lawsuits; Should You Sue?

When you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of someone else, nothing can take your pain away. In St. Louis, there are many wrongful death cases every year, and they are truly heartbreaking. Many families are confused about the idea of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Perhaps you have had the same […]

Written by on October 23, 2018

Could This be a Legal Precedent for Auto and Truck Accident Settlements?

In Canada, an alarming trend has been noted in the justice system. Drivers at fault for hit-and-run deaths are walking away with little more than a slap on the wrist and victims’ families are up-in-arms. With careless driving on the rise in the U.S., often due to technological distractions, the St. Louis personal injury attorneys […]

Written by on August 15, 2017

Fatal Accidents Upend Families

Accidents on our roads are common, and fender benders happen all the time. But when a fatal accident happens, not only is there pain and sorrow involved, but it can upend an entire family. Emotions are Just the Beginning Certainly, emotions are a huge part every time a loved one dies in a fatal accident. […]

Written by on May 30, 2017

Hoffman and Gelfman: Your St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys

Just last month, a boiler at the Loy-Lange Box Company in the Soulard neighborhood exploded with such force, it traveled several blocks before landing on another business, leaving the St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers at Hoffman & Gelfman to speculate regarding potential maintenance issues and how they may have contributed to the explosion. Three Killed, […]

Written by on May 25, 2017

What You Need to Know About “Wrongful Death”

Accidents are part of life. Mistakes are made and people get injured. Sometimes deaths occur because of the carelessness of other people. This is part of the definition of a wrongful death. A wrongful death is when a person dies because of the wrongful conduct of a person or people. After the death, the deceased person’s beneficiaries […]

Written by on June 4, 2015

Fatality Caused by a Truck Accident May Be Grounds for a Lawsuit

Statistics show that most fatal car accidents involve other cars, and not trucks. However, that doesn’t mean that trucking accident fatalities do not occur. Roughly one percent of all trucking accidents result in a fatality, which is about double the percentage of fatalities in car crashes. Even the most learned professional driver can make a costly […]

Written by on January 29, 2015

A Cautionary Tale: Lack of Proper Elevator Inspection Causes Fatality

It’s common knowledge that elevators require operating certificates, and regular inspections are also required by law. However, one Missouri building failed to obtain an operating certificate for an elevator, and the result was tragic. St. Louis music legend, Bob Reuter was killed when he fell eighteen feet down an elevator shaft after opening the manual […]

Written by on December 9, 2014

Jury Awards $97 Million in Wrongful Death of Small Town Mayor

The family of Bert Reeves, a former South Carolina mayor who was shot to death by a police officer in his town, has finally found justice. In a wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and the municipality, a jury awarded a total of $97.5 million to the family. The damages include $7.5 million in actual […]

Written by on November 20, 2014