Wednesday, October 7, 2009

City Sued for Death of Bankruptcy Lawyer

The death of an 83-year-old attorney last April is now the subject of a lawsuit to be filed against the city responsible for maintaining the grass in Newport Beach where the man fell on his scooter because of a patch.

According to the claims filed by Sharon Neben Fogg, Marvin Neben was reportedly coming down from a ramp installed in his scooter when its wheels went into a hole which caused the scooter to tumble over and injure Neben. He died ten days later.

Neben’s death certificate indicates that the cause of death is coronary artery disease.

In cases like this, the family of the victim can file claims caused by the negligence of the city that should be making sure that public properties are safe for everybody’s use.

If proven negligent, the accused will have to pay compensatory damages that will somehow alleviate the pain and suffering of the victims or his beneficiaries.