Cooper Elliott Blog topic: Wrongful Death

How Justice, Compensation, and Listening Helped a Family Heal After a Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death| December 11, 2014

It was a family’s worst nightmare. Around 5:00 one morning, Genie Henderson*, a 21-year-old with a job at a senior living facility, was on her way to work driving northbound on the local highway. She had no way of knowing that a drunk driver, having mistaken an exit ramp for an on-ramp, was driving southbound …

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Justice for a Wrongful Death Sabotaged By Irresponsibility

Wrongful Death| December 9, 2014

One summer day, Jim Harrison*, 45, a married father of two young girls, noticed water dripping from the ceiling, so he went up to the attic to take a look. The source of the water, it turned out, was a leaking condensation pump from an attic-mounted air-conditioning unit they’d been having problems with. Unbeknownst to …

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Honoring a Victim and Her Survivors in a Wrongful Death Case

Wrongful Death| November 18, 2014

We think it’s critical to remember what this statistic represents: each alcohol-related death happened to a special person with hopes, dreams, and goals –someone with loved ones whose lives will forever be affected by such a tragedy. So as wrongful death attorneys, we always want to learn as much as possible about the individuals involved. …

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Helping One Family Move On After a Wrongful Death

Clients SuccessesWrongful Death| November 14, 2014

It’s a natural human tendency to make assumptions and draw conclusions based on preconceived ideas or personal biases. One wrongful death case of ours not only illustrates this tendency, but demonstrates that some good can come from a tragedy as long as we set our preconceived notions aside and invest some extra time to discover …

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