Death is a fact of life. However, sometimes the death of a person is the fault of someone else. In these cases, known as wrongful death cases, the law recognizes that in wrongful death cases the person who caused the death should be held accountable. While criminal law addresses cases where someone intentionally caused the death of another, civil law is more often used to address situations where someone negligently caused the death of another through their careless actions.
In California, you are able to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit in these situations if you meet the eligibility requirements.
Personal injury attorneys get a bad and unwarranted reputation for hoping bad things happen to good people in order to get a paycheck. This could not be further from the truth. As dedicated personal injury attorneys, we know more than others how horrible an accident is and how it can completely change your or others’ lives for the worse. While we pride ourselves on relentlessly seeking justice for those who have been wrongfully injured, our sincere hope is that we never have to represent you.
Unfortunately, personal injury cases are incredibly common,
Can a stunt double sue for on-set injuries?
Los Angeles movie-set accident attorneys know firsthand the price that stunt double actors pay for the personal injuries or death they suffer on-set when a stunt goes wrong.
While stunt double actors may expect to suffer an occasional broken bone or bruising in the course of the normal workday, stunt double actors don’t sign up to die on-set. So, when an actor is killed during the shooting of a movie scene,
Will Venus Williams be found liable in a fatal car crash that claimed a man’s life?
Venus Williams, regarded as one of the all-time best professional women’s tennis players in America is no stranger to the Grand Slam on the court –and on the road.
Williams was involved in a two-car California car accident that sent an elderly man to the hospital with head trauma and after two weeks in ICU he died of his injuries. His wife, who was the driver of the other car, was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries but survived.
Q: Is a school responsible for training its workers in how to properly work with the special needs population?
The future looks anything but bright for a privately-operated, publicly-funded special needs school barred by the California Department of Education from taking on new students a few months after an alleged wrongful death occurred involving a student on the bus ride home.
The action against Bright Futures was reportedly based on a finding that the school’s Riverside campus was among other things “harmful to the health,
Q: Who can sue for wrongful death?
When somebody mentions a personal injury lawsuit, most people have an idea of what that entails. They know somebody was hurt by someone or something and is suing for financial compensation for their injuries which could include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and more. But many people don’t understand the legal doctrine of wrongful death.
The similar in many ways to a personal injury action, a wrongful death lawsuit is somewhat different and more complex in nature.
Q: Does the baby of a deceased car accident victim have a claim for wrongful death?
When someone is killed as a result of the negligence, product liability, or intentional actions of another person or entity, a wrongful death lawsuit can help close surviving family members with the financial burden of their tragic and unexpected loss.
Car accidents that result in the death of a victim often lead to a wrongful death action.
Wrongful death actions are often complex and require the skill of an experienced personal injury attorney who can review all the circumstances and determine which family members are entitled to sue and what type of relief the family can request.
Q: When and what type of damages can a surviving family member sue for in a wrongful death action?
There are a number of factors that go into determining whether or not a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate in the wake of a person’s death at the hands of another person or entity.
A wrongful death lawsuit is brought by the close surviving family members of a victim who died as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of someone else. It’s necessary to prove that said conduct occurred and that that action or inaction caused the death of the victim.
Surgeons are required to perform surgeries responsibly. They are required to hold themselves to a high standard of medical practice. Sadly, they do not always do so. Doctors, even the most experienced ones, can act negligently before, during or after surgery. If this has happened to you, you can sue the surgeon for surgical malpractice. Talking to a personal injury or wrongful death attorney can be beneficial if you are uncertain about whether malpractice occurred.
Common surgical errors
Surgical errors are actually more common than you would think.
If you are injured during the course of medical care after a healthcare professional breaches the standard of care, you may have a case of medical malpractice. Like most claims for personal injuries, medical malpractice damages have the potential to be significant. In California, though, medical malpractice damages have been capped. This means that the amount of money you are able to collect if you win a case is limited.
A personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death attorney will be able to assist you in determining what your damages might be in your particular situation,