The news isn’t lacking when it comes to stories of negligence, and this wrongful death case might interest you. If you’ve been a fan of the New England Patriots in New Hampshire, you might have heard about this wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed against former tight-end Aaron Hernandez. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, he’s being sued by a family who believes he killed a member of their family in a shooting. The news doesn’t say exactly what happened to lead to the death of a 27-year-old man, but Hernandez is now in the middle of a tricky legal battle while he professes his innocence.
According to the news from Dec. 17, the wrongful death lawsuit was filed this week in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The news reports claim that Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him; the lawsuit claims he murdered a 27-year-old semi-professional football player in June. The court files state that damages and a real estate attachment are listed as $6.25 million or more combined; additionally, the family is requesting that the New England Patriots don’t pay the additional $3 million to Hernandez, even though it’s part of his contract.
The wrongful death of a loved one can be devastating, especially when it involves someone so young. If your loved one was killed at work, in a car accident, due to medical malpractice, or from another negligent situation, you may have a right to seek compensation. There is no reason you should have to pay for the medical bills and funeral costs caused by another negligent party.
Source: Charlotte Observer, “Wrongful death lawsuit filed vs. Aaron Hernandez ” No author given, Dec. 17, 2013