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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim for the Death of a Loved One Killed In a Motor Vehicle Accident

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According to data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 37 thousand people lost their lives due to road related incidents in 2016. Among the fatalities, the collected studies indicate that negligent behaviors contributed to the increase of deaths. Roadway safety is not new to drivers as every [ read more ]

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Important Factors to Consider When Filing for a Wrongful Death Claim in the State of California   

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If you have lost a person you cared for due to the negligence of another party, you should know that you might have the opportunity to seek financial restitution for your sudden loss. In legal terms, this type of claim is known as a wrongful death case. When a tragic and sudden death has [ read more ]

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A Basic Overview of Wrongful Death Claims in the State of California

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Dealing with the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one can be an extremely painful experience for anyone, especially if the victim’s death could have been prevented. While no amount of monetary compensation could ever restore a family’s loss, a wrongful death claim could provide the financial means necessary to relieve the monetary burdens that [ read more ]

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How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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Experiencing the death of a loved one can be very traumatizing. It can cause a prolonged period of sadness and grief, also known as a bereavement period, and leave a person feeling a wide range of emotions. An unexpected and surprising loss of a loved one can be an even more emotionally challenging experience, [ read more ]

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What Kind of Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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A wrongful death lawsuit is an action brought by the survivors of a deceased person. Under California Law, a survivor can bring a legal action when “the death of a person was caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.” Thus, a wrongful death case is one where a survivor is suing the [ read more ]

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San Diego Motorcycle Accident Results in Wrongful Death near Mount Hope

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Tragically, a 25-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead after an SUV collides with a motorcycle on Friday, November 8, 2014, at approximately 5:30 p.m.  This San Diego motorcycle accident occurred when an SUV, which was leaving the Mount Hope cemetery, pulled out directly into the path of the motorcyclist, who was traveling eastbound on Market [ read more ]

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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If you have lost a loved one due to the carelessness or neglect of a third party, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help a grieving family obtain the justice they desire as well as help with the financial burden a family often faces.  In order to file a wrongful death claim, you must [ read more ]

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A Federal Judge Denies a Motion to Dismiss the Zahau Family’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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A United States federal district judge denied a motion to dismiss a $10 million dollar wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Rebecca Zahau.  Ms. Zahau’s body was found hanging at an infamous Coronado mansion on July 23, 2011. The lawsuit alleges that Rebecca Zahau’s death was not a suicide, but rather a murder [ read more ]

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