Wrongful Death

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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Man Dies After Assault Outside Newport Beach Nightclub

A 27-year-old Corona del Mar man who was assaulted outside a Newport Beach nightclub early Thanksgiving morning died from his injuries after his family took the man off life support. Police say the assault took place around 1:40 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning as he was leaving Code Restaurant/Lounge at 4221 Striker Way. Witnesses saw the victim confronted by a man in the parking lot and said the man punched...
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Taser Played Role in Man’s Death, Lawsuit Filed by Sammer Habbas

The following are snippets from an article published on pe.com: Marlon Acevedo, 35, was high on PCP when he clashed with Riverside police one year ago on Halloween, according to the coroner’s report. He was in the street screaming at passing cars, and officers struck him with batons and shocked him several times, the report said. He died at a hospital less than an hour later… Samer Habbas, the...
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Wrongful Death in Westminster Fatal Collision?

The Orange County Register reports that Dieu Vu, a 72-year-old Westminster cyclist has been killed in an accident involving a raised pick-up truck and an adult tricycle. On Monday, March 23, 2009, a pick-up truck driven by Michael Sindar turned right at a green light and collided with Mr. Vu, who was riding an adult tricycle across the intersection. Reviewing the OC Register story from the perspective of a...
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