FLORIDA – The family of an 11-year-old girl who was tragically killed while playing miniature golf at an Orlando resort filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the resort on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. The lawsuit seeks more than $27 million in damages, including damages for the emotional distress suffered by the girl’s parents and 14-year-old brother. On June 27, 2012, Ashton Jojo was electrocuted while retrieving a ball from a pond. The lawsuit claims that the resort, Orange Lakes Resort in Orlando, failed to hire a certified electrical contractor or obtain the proper permits to replace aging electrical equipment. Filing a Wrongful Death Claim If your loved one was tragically killed while staying at a resort like Orange Lakes Resort, please consult a reputable wrongful death lawyer today. Even if you think you may not have a case, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer. During a consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer, you may learn that your legal rights entitle you to compensation for the damages associated with a tragic loss. The various types of damages recoverable in a wrongful death claim include final medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of victim’s future earnings, loss of victim’s future savings, loss of companionship, loss of support, and loss of love. As hard as it may be to think of seeking legal counsel, do not wait [...] Read more »
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JULY 21, 2009 – A 50-year-old maintenance worker was found dead between school grounds, authorities said. James Jeffredo of Indio is believed to have been electrocuted when he came into contact with a energized electrical circuit while working on a control panel in a common area between John Glenn Middle School and Amelia Earhart Elementary School, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. Jeffredo, an irrigation specialist, died within minutes of the 12:47 p.m. accident in the 42500 block of Dune Palms Road, authorities said. Because of the summer holidays, school was not in session. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating the accident.
JUNE 9, 2009 – According to the Long Beach Fire Department, a 28-year-old landscape worker and his 46-year-old supervisor were injured Tuesday morning in a trench accident in Long Beach. The 28-year-old employee came into contact with a power line at 7:44 a.m., and went into cardiac and respiratory arrest. His supervisor, in the process of removing the worker from the trench, was also shocked. Firefighters performed CPR on the employee, who is in critical condition at a local hospital; the supervisor suffered less serious injuries. The cause of the Long Beach electrical shock accident is under investigation.