Category Archives: Wrongful Death

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Can a Family Member Sue for Wrongful Death?

  • Dec 2 2019

If the negligence or wrongdoing of an individual or party causes the death of an individual, the party responsible for causing the death might be held liable for civil damages under California’s wrongful death laws. The law provides a process for a person’s loved ones to seek compensation for their loss and the damages caused by the loss of a family member. A California wrongful death attorney can guide a family through the process of filing a wrongful death claim seeking justice for the untimely death of their loved one.

J&Y Law Firm discusses five things you didn't know about wrongful death actions.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Wrongful Death Actions in California

  • Nov 18 2019

Losing a family member can be difficult under normal circumstances. However, when the death is sudden and caused by a preventable act, the family can suffer additional pain and suffering. A California wrongful death attorney helps family members seek compensation for the loss of a loved one by filing a wrongful death claim. Below are some facts about wrongful death actions in California that you might not know. 

Five FAQs About Wrongful Death Claims in California


J&Y Law Firm discusses the best ways to prove a wrongful death claim.

How Do You Prove a Wrongful Death Claim?

  • Aug 15 2019

The death of a loved one or family member can be difficult for anyone to experience. The loss and grief can be almost unbearable. However, when the death was preventable, there is an added level to the grief and loss. Had it not been for the negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing of another person, your loved one would still be with you. If you are unsure whether your loved one’s death qualifies for a wrongful death claim, talk to a California wrongful death attorney.

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How Common is Wrongful Death in California?

  • Nov 30 2018

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.

An adorable preschool age girl looks away and smiles as her unrecognizable mother buckles her into her car seat.

Reducing Your Child’s Risk of Injury With Proper Car Seat Safety

  • Nov 19 2018

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,

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Was Deadpool 2 Stunt Double in Too Deep?

  • May 27 2018

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,

Wrongful Death Car Accident

Venus Williams Should Expect to be Served Per Widow’s Attorney

  • Dec 31 2017

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.

Lights Out for Bright Futures?

  • Aug 31 2017

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,

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Checklist

  • Aug 25 2017

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.

20 Year Old Organ Donor Mom Killed in Crash Leaves Baby Girl Behind

  • Aug 18 2017

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.

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