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Can I Sue the Military for Wrongful Death of My Loved One?

Two soldiers were killed and six were injured in a deadly incident at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina in October. Two of the surviving soldiers remain in critical condition as of the time of this writing. Details are few regarding the nature of the accident, but it is known that it involved a military vehicle and a troop formation. The vehicle, a non-tactical utility vehicle, was pulling a water buffalo tank when it struck the troop formation from behind. Can I Sue the Army for Wrongful Death of a Family Member? It is pretty difficult to sue the federal government without its permission. However, there are three laws that can help you do it. The Federal Tort Claims Act. This act waives the federal government’s sovereign immunity under certain circumstances. It allows individuals to collect damages from the federal government for injury, death or property damage caused by the…
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Leaking Gas at Sperm Bank Leads to Death of Deputy

In February 2017, a man was killed and woman severely injured at Xytex Cryo International, a sperm bank in Augusta. In August, industrial giant Airgas was fined more than $300,000 for their role in the accident. Airgas was the provider of nitrogen gas used by Xytex to freeze sperm cells. On December 13, 2016, Airgas installed a 3,000-gallon nitrogen dispensing and storage tank at Xytex. On December 22, a Xytex employee was trying to cool freezers with the nitrogen when the nitrogen started to dispense into the room. An Airgas employee determined in January that the tank would need to be recalibrated from 30 psi to 20 psi. This mistake would prove deadly. The 911 logs from February 5, 2017 tell a terrifying story. That Sunday, an Airgas tanker truck arrived to deliver nitrogen. The driver connected the hose from his truck to the storage tank and began to fill…
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The Problem of Road Rage in Georgia

A fender bender in DeKalb County, Georgia turned deadly after one driver shot another, killing him. The driver of a beige pickup truck slightly rear-ended a silver Lexus, and when the driver of the Lexus got out of his vehicle and approached the truck, the driver fired a single shot through his closed driver side window. The shooter than remained at the scene until police arrived. Investigators are still trying to piece together what caused the pickup driver to shoot the other driver, but reporters indicated that road rage seemed to be the problem. Road Rage Statistics According to SafeMotorist, 66 percent of traffic fatalities involve aggressive driving. 37 percent of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm, and half of drivers who are on the receiving end of an aggressive road action admit to responding with aggressive behaviors themselves. Even scarier – 2 percent of drivers admit that they have…
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