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Posts tagged "negligence"

What is medical malpractice?

Family members of patients who have been harmed by their doctors, another medical professional or hospital may wonder what options are available to aid with the damages they have suffered. Families may be left with medical and funeral costs during an already difficult time following the unexpected loss of loved one. Different options, depending on the circumstances, may be available to victims of medical negligence. Surviving family members of a victim of medical negligence may have the option to pursue a wrongful death claim for recovery of damages.

Who may bring a wrongful death suit in California?

California residents are involved in car accidents daily, and approximately eight Californians die as a result of a car crash every day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Oftentimes, a fatal accident can be attributed to another driver's negligence. In these tragic situations, the victims' loved ones and family members may elect to file a wrongful death cause of action.

Do I need a lawyer if I was in a California truck accident?

It is an unfortunate reality that, as long as vehicles travel the roadways of Los Angeles, there will be car accidents. Although the occurrence of these car accidents can likely be decreased through efforts put forth by authorities and other groups, accidents always happen whether they are a result of negligence or just pure mishaps. However, the question that many may ask themselves after getting into a car accident is whether they should hire an attorney to help them through the difficult times.

Truck accident occurrences in California

California drivers are likely to see large trucks on city streets, local roads and on the state's highways. These trucks are busy shipping goods that will eventually make their way throughout the state and country. In particular, Los Angeles sees many trucks because of its close proximity to major shipping ports that bring goods in from around the world.

Overturned logging truck kills one motorcyclist, injures another

As residents of California are aware, state roadways can be quite busy at times. Therefore, it may be easier to driver a smaller vehicle in order to get places. However, busy streets mean that there will be a wide variety of other vehicles traveling the roadway and some of them may be hauling commercial loads. These types of vehicles are no match for a motorcycle and it is essential that both the motorcyclist and the truck driver exercise the utmost care in order to avoid a truck accident.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit and recovering damages

Many Californians cannot fathom losing a loved one unexpectedly in a tragic accident. Unfortunately, these things do sometimes happen. An unexpected loss can happen under numerous different circumstances. However, in some cases, after unexpectedly losing a loved one the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against another individual or entity.

Tractor-trailer accident leaves one dead and eight injured

Eight people are injured and one person is dead after a tragic accident that occurred recently in California. The accident involved a total of 11 cars and one big rig. The tractor-trailer accident occurred when a big rig that was hauling a double load of sand lost control of his vehicle.

Are some police in California using too much force?

Residents of certain parts of California seem to be concerned that police are using too much force when trying to stop suspects that they believe present a danger to those immediately surrounding them. Those that carry these concerns may be aware of the incident that occurred recently in California that left one man dead. His family is now seeking compensation from the city through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Tragic fatal accident leaves students and chaperones dead

A trip that began with a sense of hope and inspiration for low-income students that may actually be able to attend college ended in disaster when a crash left 10 people including students, chaperones and drivers fatally injured. There were three tour buses full of students and chaperones traveling from Los Angeles to a college campus approximately 650 miles north.

Three-month-old boy killed at California Art Walk event

Every year the state of California likely has numerous festivals that the residents and visitors take part in to celebrate or get together and have a fun time. One of these festivals is the Art Walk event. Although these types of events are meant to be enjoyable, there are always dangers present when a large number of people gather together. The dangers that presented themselves at the 2011 Art Walk event tragically resulted in the death of a three-month old boy. As a result, the parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their loss.

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