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Wrongful Death Archives

What is third party liability when it comes to work accidents?

Like other states in the country, California has a workers' compensation system. What this means for family members trying to recover from the loss of their loved one after a fatal workplace accident in Los Angeles County is that they can hope for some help via workers' compensation.

Fatal car crash in L.A. area claims 1 life

A fatal accident along a Los Angeles area freeway claimed the life of one victim and left other people injured. The accident, which ultimately developed in to a four-car pileup that closed the freeway for hours, involved two law enforcement officers transporting inmates, although both prisoners were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Who can bring a wrongful death claim?

When the negligence of another person leaves a Los Angeles resident dead, many people, sometimes hundreds, are affected negatively. The deceased will have lots of relatives, friends and other colleagues who will probably miss the person profoundly, and many of them may have even counted on the person for some sort of support.

South Los Angeles woman dies after pedestrian hit-and-run

A Los Angeles woman in her 30s from South Los Angeles died following a pedestrian accident in which the driver who struck her fled the scene after the fatal car crash. Although the woman was still alive when rescuers arrived at the scene, she suffered extensive brain damage and had to be removed from life support a day or two later.

California teen killed and others injured in boating accident

This blog recently discussed boating safety and the dangers of boating incidents, especially during the popular summer boating season. A recent California boating accident killed one teenager and injured two other victims. A 16-year old boy was killed in the fatal boating accident, which involved a collision between a boat and a personal watercraft. When authorities arrived at the scene of the boat accident, they discovered 3 injured victims who were transported to the hospital. The 16-year old boy subsequently died from his injuries suffered in the boating accident.

Staying safe during summer boating season

This blog recently discussed wrongful death resources that may be available to the families of victims of fatal accidents. As the summer season is upon us, many people enjoy taking to the water for a variety of activities, including boating. While boating is fun way to spend the summer, there are also risks associated with the favorite pastime, so it is important to know how to stay safe on the water and what to do if a boating crash or fatal boating accident takes place.

Wrongful death legal protections help family members

The wrongful death of a loved one can be an overwhelmingly devastating experience for surviving family members. While dealing with the emotional devastation of unexpectedly losing a loved one, surviving family members may also be left facing unexpected financial challenges, including the potential loss of income and unexpected costs such as medical expenses, funeral expenses and others.

What is a wrongful death claim for damages?

When a loved one is wrongfully killed because of the negligence of another party, the loved one's surviving family members may bring a wrongful death claim for the damages suffered and to also hold the party liable for the fatal accident. A wrongful death claim for damages is brought on behalf of the lost loved one's estate for the benefit of family members.

Surviving children bring wrongful death claim in California

When a loved one has been killed in an accident, surviving family members may be left to cope with emotional losses and unexpected financial challenges. Recently in California, a group of siblings brought a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that a hospital and ambulance service negligently caused the death of their mother.

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