At the outset, I had no idea of internet interest in the topic "wrongful death", but I did know that many survivors lives are unfortunately altered by a "wrongful act, neglect or default" that takes a family member from them.
In six months, my blog has recorded over 1,700 "views".
Eighty percent of this blog viewers "arrive" via search engines, 10% are "direct traffic" and the remaining 10% are referred from other sites.
Eighty-eight percent of these views were recorded in the US. Although people in all 50 states have visited the blog, New York (778), California (146), Massachusetts (69), Florida (52), Pennsylvania (42), New Jersey, Texas and Ohio (30+ each) were most heard from.
Other than the "home" or title page, I was interested in which blog entry topics received the most views. Surprisingly to me, the most viewed entry over six months was MIT & the Suicide of Elizabeth Shin (April, 2000). I do not know if that is so because "MIT" is such an internet draw, or suicide... The second most viewed entry was Hempstead Woman Killed By High Teen Driver: Kayla Gerdesabout a woman who was killed while mowing her front lawn. The third most visited entry was Rochester Area Man Falls to Death at Construction Site. Fourth in number of views was Bristol Mountain Snowboard Fatality: Assumed Risk or Wrongful Death?, and then Olympic Luge Fatality: Assumed Risk or Wrongful Death? .
Finally, after all these entires, the next popular views were law practice questions: Necessary Elements of Pleading in New York Wrongful Death Action and Q&A for Potential New York Wrongful Death Lawsuit Plaintiffs.
Although death is always a serious matter, I have tried to include some "curiosity" entries, like Mom of Teen Killed By Filing Cabinet Sues Doctor an unfortunate girl pinned between a filing cabinet and a car, or Wrongful Death by Poligrip Denture Cream? (zinc poisoning), or Man on Beach Struck & Killed by Airplane: Bad Luck or Wrongful Death? , or the seemingly frivolous Cause of Death: I.R.S. Raid? or a host of others (pick your own!).
I have also purposely avoided some of the more outrageous "celebrity" wrongful death cases: Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson, Notorious BIG, and the woman who allegedly was "outed" by Nancy Grace before she committed suicide.
Thanks for reading!