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Wrongful Death Archives

Wrongful death damages may be appropriate after fatal accident

The most important aspect of our lives is the relationship we build with friends and family members. While those relationships will not last forever, it's really difficult when they are cut short prematurely due to a loved one's fatal accident. Getting the news that a family member has died suddenly in a fatal accident can be devastating. Finding ways forward after suffering such a horrific loss is important for those who were left behind.

What does a wrongful death suit accomplish?

It's possible that a loved one's death was one of the most unexpected, and most traumatic things, that has ever happened to you. Picking up the pieces after such a loss can take time and effort. It may be in the best interests of loved ones left behind to file a wrongful death suit. The process of seeking a wrongful death suit could also honor the person's memory who unexpectedly lost their life.

Vehicular manslaughter charged after CA man's death

A recent accident which police have tied to street racing between at least two teenagers left both a man from the greater Los Angeles area and his dog dead. The man was out with his pet for a morning jog when at least one of the vehicles involved in the street race slammed in to him.

A wide variety of incidents can lead to a wrongful death claim

When people in the Los Angeles area hear about a wrongful death lawsuit being filed, they may have questions about exactly how such a lawsuit is possible. Afterall, in most lawsuits, the person bringing a claim actually needs to be alive. However, a wrongful death lawsuit is a unique legal mechanism by which the deceased person's surviving family members can bring a legal claim to attempt to recover financial compensation - when, that is, another party caused the death in question.

What type of damages are available in a wrongful death case?

Our readers in Southern California likely know that a wrongful death lawsuit can result from a tragic accident in which a negligent or reckless person's actions cause the death of another person. The sad reality is that these types of accidents are far more common than anyone would like to see. So, in a wrongful death lawsuit, what types of damages could be recovered?

Is a wrongful death lawsuit an option if deceased was unemployed?

Our readers in the Southern California area who have seen previous posts here that have covered wrongful death lawsuits know that part of the compensation that can be sought in these types of cases is lost wages that the deceased would have been projected to earn, but for the accident that led to death. However, is a wrongful death lawsuit an option if the deceased was unemployed?

Wrongful death claims can provide a family with resources

After the unexpected loss of a loved one, a family in Los Angeles can be left reeling. Most of our readers have probably heard about the "stages of grief," but these stages can be harder when the surviving family members had no way to see the death coming. This is often the case in incidents that involve negligent or reckless behavior that causes the death. In short, the family members want answers.

Know the basics about wrongful death cases in California

Many of our readers in California have probably seen news reports before about families who decide to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit after a loved one is killed as a result of another person's negligent or reckless conduct. However, some people may not know the basics about wrongful death lawsuits. This knowledge can be crucial when making a decision to take legal action.

Another police shooting leads to wrongful death lawsuit

Our readers may have seen a previous post that discussed a wrongful death lawsuit based on a police shooting that was settled recently. It seems that these types of incidents are popping up in the news all too frequently these days, for all the wrong reasons.

Settlement reached in police shooting wrongful death case

California residents are, unfortunately, all too familiar with police shootings that occur in the state. The issue has serious implications for law enforcement officials and residents throughout the state. In some cases, police shootings result in legal action on the part of the families of the person who was killed by law enforcement officials. That was the case in Sacramento, when a wrongful death lawsuit was filed based on a police shooting that occurred in 2016.

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