Wrongful Death

When a Death Becomes a Wrongful Death

Death is always heartbreaking. However, in some situations, a death happens because of another person’s wrongdoing or negligence. When a preventable accident happens and someone is killed, the individual who caused the accident can be held responsible. This is called a wrongful death. Under California law, the loved ones of a deceased victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold a person or company legally accountable for causing...
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Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions

Dealing with the untimely loss of a loved one can wreak emotional havoc for all family members. During this time, loved ones generally have many questions about what to do, who to turn to, and how to proceed legally if their loved one passed away in an accident. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, the last thing you may want to think...
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Valuing Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim That Involves a Minor

Prematurely losing a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another individual is devastating. When the loss includes a young child, the emotional pain and suffering can be even greater. While no amount of monetary compensation can undo the loss and bring a loved one back, filing a wrongful death action may provide the closure necessary to deal with the pain. Valuing a Child’s Life One...
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Learning About Wrongful Death Damages

The untimely loss of a loved one can be devastating. The pain and suffering become more painful and long lasting. You will have medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income, and loss of companionship to worry about. If the death of your loved one was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you can file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to recover your damages. What...
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The Importance of Protecting Your Future After Losing a Loved One In an Accident

There may be no event more tragic than the untimely loss of a loved one. This is especially true if you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence. In addition to the loss of the important role your loved one played in your daily life, you may also experience the tangible loss of his or her contributions to the household. These are all things that can be...
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5 Things To Help You Deal With the Untimely Loss of a Loved One

When you lose a loved one, it can feel like an essential part of you has been torn away, as if the world has come to a screeching halt.  All illusions of control and security will easily shatter, leaving you with a sense that things will never return to normal. Unfortunately, they may never will. Depending on how your relationship was with the deceased, you may never stop completely...
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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit In a Fatal Taxi Cab Accident Case

Losing a loved one in an accident can be a traumatic experience, especially when the victim was merely a passenger in a taxi cab. As a family member of a loved one who was killed in an accident, you may be entitled to filing a wrongful death claim seeking monetary compensation. Since these cases involve the death of an innocent victim, they should be valued at a much higher...
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4 Things To Remember When Choosing A Wrongful Death Attorney

Every year, millions of Americans are injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 37 million people are unintentionally injured every year. Unfortunately a significant portion of these injuries result in death. The wrongful death of a family member or loved one can be one of the most devastating experiences in life. Hiring a wrongful death attorney who understands your loss and is able to...
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3 Key Indicators You May Have a Wrongful Death Claim

As a close family member of someone who unexpectedly died due to the unlawful actions of another party, you may be dealing with grief, surprise and confusion. Amidst this time of mourning, you may not be able to look at the larger picture that you may have a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. When you start to question whether or not your loved one became the victim...
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