Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Drunk Driver Causes Deadly Wrong-Way Freeway Crash In Riverside

Early Sunday morning, July 15, 2018, a driver of a red Ford Mustang entered the eastbound 60 Freeway heading westbound before slamming into a black Dodge Caravan near the Main Street exit. Jehan Mapatuna, the passenger in the Caravan was killed. The drivers of both vehicles were seriously injured and taken to the hospital. The driver of the Caravan, Alazar Omari, told ABC 7 that they were heading home...
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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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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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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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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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