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California Amends Wrongful Death Legislation

California has temporarily changed the types of money damages available in wrongful death cases. The amendment applies to all existing wrongful death cases for which the plaintiff filed a motion for trial preference, as well as all wrongful death cases filed between January 1, 2022, and January 1, 2026. 

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How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

Surviving family members or a deceased person’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party whose wrongful act or failure to act caused the death of a close relative. If your loved one met an untimely death because of someone’s wrongful or illegal negligent, reckless, or intentional act, you might...

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Benefits of Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit arises when a family member dies because of the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. The lawsuit is a civil action that is separate and apart from any criminal charges filed against the party responsible for another person’s death. The civil lawsuit is not dependent upon...

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