Wrongful Death

Factors Affecting Lost Earning Capacity in Orange County Wrongful Death Cases – Part 1

The biggest element in most Orange County wrongful death cases is lost earning capacity-the money the deceased person would have earned had he or she lived to the end of his or her work-life expectancy. There are many factors that can affect this value, and they are generally the same factors that affect someone’s earnings while they are still alive. Factors your Orange County wrongful death attorney will consider...
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Plane Crash in Mexico Kills Four Californians

California officials are investigating a plane crash that occurred on a Sunday afternoon in which four Californian aid workers died across the U.S./Mexico border in Baja California. A Beechcraft A36 took off in Ensenada and was apparently bound for San Quintin. Experts said the plane hit a foothill that was projecting up nearly 4,000 feet, and it landed in a mesa area in the tough terrain around Baja. Those...
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Film Editor Found Dead in Local Park

Initial police reports on the discovered body of a missing hiker typify the kind of situation where vague details can leave open the possibility of a wrongful death scenario. According to local news reports, police found the body of 56-year-old Sally Menke on September 28 in Griffin Park, a local green area in Los Angeles near Glendale. Menke is known for editing credits on several of the popular Quentin...
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Metrolink Bus Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in Riverside

Los Angeles news reports show that a local resident died early the morning of September 20 after a Metrolink train hit the individual at Jurupa Avenue between the Riverside and Pedley stations while passing through the greater Los Angeles metro area. Just before 5:00 a.m., officials reported the accident, which many Los Angeles television stations have picked up. The reports do not include any news of injuries to passengers....
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Man Found Dead in LAX Bathroom Ruled Suicide

The Los Angeles County Coroner has examined a recent case of a man found dead in an LAX bathroom and pronounced it a suicide, according to recent news reports from KTLA Los Angeles. The coroner called it a suicide even though the man had a plastic bag over his head and his hands were bound. Police found Dominico Doy Nguyen, 35, on the morning of September 22, slumped over...
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California Statute of Limitations

Statutes of limitations in California courts vary depending on the individual case. A statute of limitation is the time limit from when an injury or damages took place that an individual or party has to file a suit in the court of law. These statutes are all different and have varying timeframes depending on the type of case. For example, a medical malpractice suit has a statute of limitation...
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Wrongful Death: Facts You May Not Know

It’s been a little more than a year since the death of superstar Michael Jackson here in Los Angeles. The case is a source of interest to many of the wrongful death lawyers at The Law Offices of Samer Habbas who grew up listening to the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five. Many consider Jackson’s death a wrongful death case caused by his doctor’s negligence. Jackson’s personal...
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Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions

The California wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas place an emphasis on client education so that their clients may make informed decisions about which course of action will be best for them. While our Orange County wrongful death attorneys can answer many questions during a free consultation, many clients struggling with the loss of a loved one want to know the same things. To that...
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What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

If the negligence or unjust actions of an individual or other entity results in someone being killed, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed against them, and they may be liable to pay monetary damages to the victim’s family. Unlike “normal” negligence lawsuits, which are usually filed by the party injured by the negligence, wrongful death claims differ from these in several ways. These differences can be quite complex...
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California Judge Will Hear Wrongful Death and Other Lawsuits Against Toyota

A California U.S. district court judge renowned for his ability to parse complex legal cases has been selected by a federal panel to hear an increasing number of wrongful death and other lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corporation. The lawsuits have been filed against the giant automaker for injuries, death and other damages caused by sudden acceleration, sticking gas pedals and other safety problems that have caused the automaker to...
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