Jones & Hill Aug 2017

Wrongful Death What Are the Next Steps?

Deaths resulting from defective products such

Last month we talked about offshore injuries and just how many injuries happen on the job. But what if what happens is worse than an injury? Offshore oil and gas workers are seven times more likely to die on the job than the average American worker, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. When you lose a loved one, your grief may be compounded by frustration and anger. You have to deal with external problems including medical bills, legal arrangements, and other things having to do with wills, trusts, and the funeral — all on top of coping emotionally. You also have to make a decision about seeking financial compensation for wrongful death.

as auto equipment, pharmaceuticals, or appliances rushed to market or poorly designed

As you go through this, you’ll need help establishing negligence, deliberation, or recklessness. Then you’ll need to determine the worth of the case through net accumulations. In this difficult time, it will be

Wrongful death is defined as negligent, deliberate, or reckless behavior. Examples of this include ...

• Negligence of a maritime company in launching unseaworthy vessels • Medical Malpractice, including cases where highly paid obstetricians and hospitals cause birth injuries • Car accidents caused by drunk drivers or negligent commercial truckers

comforting to have the help of a professional who can be sensitive yet practical. We have experience

in these cases, and we’re hard-pressed to think of anyone who could ever need our support more.

Make the most of these last few summer weeks and wrangle the kids for this fun, easy dessert! You can even save the leftovers in the freezer for those busy back-to-school nights. Ritz Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches



4 ounces dark chocolate pieces, melted

24 Ritz (or generic butter round) crackers

1 pint of your favorite ice cream


1. Melt chocolate pieces in a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir until smooth and drippy. 2. Arrange crackers, bottom side up, on a cookie sheet. Use fork to drizzle melted chocolate over crackers, then place them in freezer to cool quickly.

3. Remove crackers from freezer and place small ice cream scoop in the center of 12 crackers. Press remaining crackers, chocolate side down, onto the ice cream scoop. 4. Freeze at least four hours before serving. Wrap individual sandwiches in plastic wrap to store in freezer for up to seven days — but they’ll never last that long.

Recipe inspired by

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