Wrongful Death

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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Do I Need to Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Dealing with the unexpected death of a loved one who was killed due to the wrongful actions of another party can be devastating. In appropriate cases, having an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer supporting you and handling your claim can make a big difference in bringing the closure you need and getting you and your family the compensation that you deserve. Why Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer? Hiring...
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The Damages Available in Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death is defined as losing a loved one due to the negligent actions of another party. A wrongful death may be caused by a vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, or any other accident that results in death. If you lost a loved one in an accident, you should consult an experienced wrongful death attorney as you may have certain legal rights and...
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What To Do When Nursing Home Abuse Results in Wrongful Death

Nursing home abuse or neglect can be a traumatic experience in an elder’s life. In more severe cases, such abuse or neglect may even result in the victim’s death. When a nursing home resident dies due to the facility’s negligence, abuse or neglect, the family members may be entitled to money damages by filing a wrongful death claim with the help of a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney. Investigating...
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Wrongful Death Claim v. Survival Action: What’s the Difference?

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent Before you determine what is the best option in your specific situation, you should first consult with an experienced Orange County wrongful death attorney.acts of another person or party, you will have two different options of pursuing damages against the wrongdoer under the California legal system. You can either file a wrongful death lawsuit under California Code of Civil...
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Non-Economic Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one in an untimely manner due to the          If you have decided to file a wrongful death claim, your Irvine wrongful death attorney will assess the specific facts of your case to determine what economic and non-economic damages you are entitled to. Economic damages are generally easier to calculate as compared to non-economic damages.reckless or negligent actions of another party is devastating....
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All Heirs Must Be Joined in a California Wrongful Death Claim

When you untimely lose a loved one due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to money damages by filing a wrongful death action. If there is more than one heir to the deceased victim, all parties will need to band together to pursue one California wrongful death lawsuit. California’s “One-Action Rule” The reason why the heirs of California residents who die in fatal...
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Evaluating Wrongful Death Claims: The Sex Factor

California has a specific wrongful death statute that governs who can make a claim for the wrongful death of another and what damages they are entitled to. Based on the terms of this statute and various other factors, the insurance carrier and the parties’ Irvine wrongful death attorneys will evaluate the claim to determine how much damages to award the plaintiff. Negotiation of a wrongful death claim often involves...
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