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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Top 5 Causes of LA Traffic Accident Deaths

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Imagine having a whole year with zero traffic deaths in the entire city of Los Angeles. Sounds wonderful, right? That’s the ambitious goal of the city’s Vision Zero project, which aims to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2025. Currently, LA has about 200 road deaths per year, so reaching a level of zero will […]

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Who Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against?

Who can I file a wrongful death case against

After losing a loved one, you may be wondering whether you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against someone you feel is responsible for their death. In California, any person or company whose negligence causes a person’s death can be found liable. Let’s take a closer look at what this might mean for your situation. […]

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How Does a Survival Action Differ From a Wrongful Death Case?

How Does a Survival Action Differ From a Wrongful Death Case?

After the tragic death of a loved one, it’s time to explore your legal options. If someone negligently caused your loved one’s death, you may have a case for legal action. In this situation, many people wonder how a survival action differs from a wrongful death case. Let’s take a closer look at each option […]

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How Long Does a Typical Wrongful Death Case Take?

How Long Does a Typical Wrongful Death Case Take

When you’ve already suffered the loss of a loved one, starting a wrongful death claim may seem a bit intimidating. You may be wondering how long the process will last and whether it will bring you more anguish. So let’s look at how long most wrongful death cases take and what you can expect if […]

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What Role Does a Wrongful Death Attorney Play in my Case?

What Role Does a Wrongful Death Attorney Play in my Case

When a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence, it’s time to consider whether you have a wrongful death case. Although it’s difficult to contemplate taking legal action during a period of mourning, this is exactly why you need a wrongful death attorney. Here’s a closer look at the role a wrongful death attorney […]

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

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

Losing a loved one is almost unimaginably difficult. It shakes up your entire life, especially if you’ve lost your spouse or someone who helps run your household. But even as you’re coping with this loss, legal issues arise that need immediate attention. One of those issues is whether your loved one’s death was wrongful in […]

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