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How Does Qualified Immunity Affect Wrongful Death Claims?

Police officers are often confronted with very difficult decisions. When a dangerous situation appears to escalate, officers must often make a judgment call: Either try to diffuse the situation verbally or pull the trigger on the suspect. When an officer opts for the latter, he opens himself up to a potential wrongful death suit.

Wrongful death lawsuits against the police, however, differ from traditional wrongful death suits.

5 Actions That Can Make a Car Accident Even Worse

Getting into a nasty fender bender can leave you fuming. But some common antics by angry drivers after an accident can make the situation even worse.

Here are five things you should avoid doing after an accident, or else risk digging yourself deeper into trouble: