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What You Should Know When Considering Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in California

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California’s wrongful death law is set forth under the Code of Civil Procedure §377.60. Here, the law explains that California allows families the opportunity to seek damages when a loved one has passed away as a result of another’s wrongful actions. By filing a wrongful death claim, the following damages may be sought: Funeral, [ read more ]

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California DUI Accidents Involving Fatal Injuries

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Every single person deserves a safe road and when an intoxicated motorist decides to place innocent people at risk of injury, this is morally and legally unacceptable. Even as the State of California, and the nation as a whole, have made incredible progress toward reducing the amount of intoxicated drivers on the road, there [ read more ]

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Rise in Vaping Injuries Place E-Cigarette Companies Under Scrutiny

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Recently, vaping culture took the nation by storm, especially among users as young as 13 years old. Unlike cigarette use, vaping did not carry the same stigma of harmful effects of long-term use. In fact, many companies claimed that their e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative than smoking traditional cigarettes. This past week, health officials [ read more ]

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

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When a person suddenly passes away, the incident is always tragic for the victim’s family members and loved ones. The sudden death of the individual can be even more difficult to cope with when the death was caused by another’s negligence. If you or someone you know lost a loved one as a result [ read more ]

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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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Injuries Commonly Sustained in a Slip and Fall Accident

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Of all the injuries that one may sustain in an accident, those pertaining to a slip, trip, or fall are the most likely to occur. In fact, statistics indicate that slips and falls are a leading cause of injury in America. Learn more about the types of injuries that one can sustain after a [ read more ]

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Pedestrian and Cyclist Accident Rates Are Rising

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Before cars, roads were made for people and bicycles. Now there are entire cities where the roads are well-designed for motorized vehicles, but not for the road users who are biking or on foot. Sadly, this has created a sort of baseline for the deaths and injuries among pedestrians and cyclists throughout the country. [ read more ]

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California Car Crash Basics – Wrongful Death of a Pregnant Mother

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When a car crash results in the death of a pregnant mother and her child, the surviving family takes a double hit. Not only have they lost a loving mother or wife, but they have also experienced the loss of an unborn child or sibling. Unfortunately, there are some confusing elements to the personal [ read more ]

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Seeking Compensation for Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents

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Statistics indicate that drunk driving kills more than 1,000 victims in California each year. Left behind each of those victims is a grieving family. Many struggle to pay for final expenses. Others have have lost a supporting income and lack the savings or resources needed to help them recover. As a result, they may [ read more ]

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