Traffic Deaths on the Rise in California

Traffic Deaths on the Rise in California

Los Angeles has seen a sharp rise in traffic deaths. LA’s car accident fatalities increased 24% in a single year, with bicyclist and pedestrian deaths rising too. This trend isn’t confined to LA or California. Traffic fatalities are up across the state and the nation due to a pandemic-related increase in dangerous behaviors like intoxicated […]

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New Law Expands Non-Economic Damages in Survival Actions

New Law Expands Non-Economic Damages in Survival Actions

When someone in California is killed due to the negligence, recklessness or intentional wrongful act of another person, there are two causes of action that arise: A wrongful death lawsuit to compensate the survivors for their own economic and non-economic losses; and/or A survival action to compensate the estate for losses suffered by the decedent […]

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Can Minors File Wrongful Death Claims in California?

Can Minors File Wrongful Death Claims in California?

It’s hard to imagine the anguish of being a minor child left behind after a parent’s wrongful death. Even as this young person struggles to accept the tragic loss of their loved one, other hardships also surface. The adult’s death puts the family’s finances in jeopardy, creating an additional burden of funeral expenses and burial […]

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When is the Hospital Responsible for Paying Your Wrongful Death Claim?

When is the Hospital Responsible for Paying Your Wrongful Death Claim?

If you lose a loved one due to a hospital’s poor care, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Under California Code §377.60, state law entitles heirs, dependents, and estate representatives to pursue compensation for wrongful deaths. A successful wrongful death claim eases your burden at a difficult time. As you struggle […]

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$450,000 in Emotional Damages in Wrongful Death Settlement

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This tragic story illustrates that after a wrongful death, a family can obtain a high-value settlement that is comprised entirely of emotional damages. The medical bills can be negotiated away and the family takes the settlement for their tremendous suffering. Of course, compensation usually comes after a long period of almost unthinkable grief and loss. […]

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