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Recovering damages from a negligent driver who is deceased

A recent wrong-way car crash on Highway 126 just west of Ventura County raises a significant question about recovering damages from a negligent driver who was killed in the collision. The answer depends upon two California statutes and the existence of automobile liability insurance.

Fatal Malibu motorcycle crash leads to wrongful death lawsuit

Posts on this blog usually end with a suggestion to consult an attorney regarding commencing a lawsuit to recover damages caused by a motor vehicle accident. A recent lawsuit arising out of a fatal motorcycle accident in shows how one such consultation has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Jury says LA County liable for $13.9 million in collision damages

Lawsuits based upon the alleged negligence of a government employee can be difficult to win, but a recent jury verdict in Long Beach shows that sometimes, such claims can be successful. The jury decided that Los Angeles County was liable for nearly $14 million in damages for injuries suffered by a pedestrian in an automobile accident triggered by a county employee's negligence.

Fatal collision raises questions about cause and liability

Automobile collisions usually happen in only a few seconds and without warning. Sorting out the facts of an accident in order to explain its cause and to determine who may be liable for damages may take days or weeks. A recent collision between a passenger car and a petroleum tanker truck in Anaheim shows how even a relatively simple car accident can be difficult to untangle.

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