Wrongful Death Claims Against Trucking Companies

Wrongful Death Claims Against Trucking Companies

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California has the second-most reported fatal truck crashes of any state, second only to Texas. If you lost a close family member due to an accident involving a truck driver, you may have a claim for wrongful death against the driver and the company that employed them.  Truck driving accidents are serious and can often lead to serious injury or death to those involved. When someone dies in a trucking accident, the law allows close family members to bring a wrongful death suit on their behalf. This wrongful death suit will, if successful, entitle the loved ones to compensation for the loss of the person’s life measured over a variety of ways.  Compensation can include pain and suffering, lost income, and other losses associated with the lost life and its…
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Wrongful Death Can be Due to Violence

Wrongful Death Can be Due to Violence

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Violence causes thousands of wrongful deaths in the US, often at the hands of violent criminals and trigger-happy law enforcement agents. Reliable statistics show that police shootings are increasing, with the police shooting 523 civilians in the first six months of 2021 alone. So, what can family members of these fallen citizens do? They can hire a Beverly Hills wrongful death attorney and file a claim for wrongful death compensation. What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? Families of victims of violence may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to get justice for their loved ones and obtain compensation for their losses. Importantly, some violent acts that cause wrongful deaths are deliberate, while others aren’t. So long as a person was killed due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful…
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When is it Time to Call a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

When is it Time to Call a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

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The family of any person who dies due to another’s negligence or wrongful act is likely entitled to compensation under California’s wrongful death statute.  Some examples of incidents that often give rise to a wrongful death case include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, incidents related to medical malpractice, bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, and serious slip and fall accidents. So, who can team up with a Beverly Hills wrongful death attorney to seek justice? The following persons may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in California: The victim’s spouse.The victim’s children.The victim’s grandchildren. Keep reading to learn more. Timing is Everything California’s statute of limitations with regard to wrongful death lawsuits is two years. This means that anyone wanting to bring a claim must file it within two years of…
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Find the Right Wrongful Death Attorney

Find the Right Wrongful Death Attorney

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Did you know that annually, over 173,040 Americans die as a result of accidental injuries, translating to 52.7 deaths per 100,000 Americans? Additionally, wrongful deaths are the third cause of death in the US. In many cases, these untimely fatalities could have been prevented if concerned parties like employers, drivers, doctors, and property owners acted responsibly. As a result, victims’ families should enlist a Beverly Hills wrongful death attorney to determine whether they are entitled to compensation.. Keep reading to learn more. Top Causes of Wrongful Deaths Many accidents cause wrongful deaths in homes, workplaces, and hospitals. Some of the most common include: Automobile accidents.Bicycle accidents. Medical malpractice and negligence.Work-related accidents due to negligent employers.Criminal acts like assaults and robberies. How a Beverly Hills Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help You …
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How a Wrongful Death Can Impact Your Family

How a Wrongful Death Can Impact Your Family

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Wrongful death refers to an accident that kills an innocent victim due to another person’s negligence. These deaths are prevalent in the U.S., with 130,557 accidental deaths occurring in one year alone. These figures translate to 41.3 deaths per 100,000 persons in the country. Many of these deaths leave families that are devastated and experiencing various forms of loss. Below, we discuss how these deaths affect families and the losses they incur. If you have been affected by a tragic loss, don’t hesitate to hire a Beverly Hills wrongful death attorney to help you fight for compensation. Emotional Loss Most deaths cause emotional loss and pain to families. It can be even worse when the loved one’s death was preventable had someone acted responsibly. They can lose the support, companionship,…
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Who Can File for Wrongful Death?

Who Can File for Wrongful Death?

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Who Can File for Wrongful Death? A wrongful death lawsuit allows the family to recover damages, both for what their loved one experienced before death and the losses from not having the decedent around. Here is who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The basic law in California is that family members or the estate can sue for wrongful death. The question is how far the definition of “family” stretches and whether there is a hierarchy of plaintiffs. What California Law Says About Wrongful Death The state’s law is set forth in the California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. The following people have the standing to file a wrongful death lawsuit: Surviving spouseDomestic partnersChildrenGrandchildrenAnyone else who would be entitled to the deceased’s property This does not mean that everyone could…
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How a Wrongful Death Claim Works in California

How a Wrongful Death Claim Works in California

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After losing your loved one to someone else’s negligence, your family is entitled to financial compensation. First, you have to file a wrongful death claim. Here are some steps in the process. After you hire a wrongful death attorney, you will need to figure out who files the lawsuit. California law gives the list of family members who can file a claim. You can only file one lawsuit, but all eligible family members can join the case. Then, you should consider whether the estate should file a survival action for what the deceased person went through before their death. What Wrongful Death Damages Can Include Before filing the wrongful death claim, you should properly value the possible damages in the case. Wrongful death damages could include: Loss of earnings that…
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Common Fatal Injuries

Common Fatal Injuries

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When people die in an accident, not much is known about the actual cause of death. It is important to know this for an accident lawsuit. Here are three common fatal injuries. Head Injuries Trauma and damage to the head are the most common causes of accident-related injuries. With a brain injury, the person can suffer a hematoma and bleeding on the brain. Then, the brain could stop performing its necessary function as tissues and cells are destroyed. Blunt force trauma to the head could cause immediate death. The brain usually sends signals to heart muscles to keep pumping blood, and impact could cause this signal to stop. Loss of Blood Uncontrollable bleeding is a cause of death in many accidents. This is one that could often be prevented with…
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Possible Wrongful Death Claims from COVID-19

Possible Wrongful Death Claims from COVID-19

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The extent of legal claims that might result from the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis is unknown, though many people might have a right to take legal action for various reasons. If you lost a close family member who contracted the novel coronavirus, and you believe another party was to blame, you might have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It is true that not every death stemming from COVID-19 will be legally actionable. However, some people contracted the virus due to the negligence of others, or they did not receive the testing or treatment they needed to survive the virus. Some examples of wrongful death claims that have been filed already are as follows: Against a nursing home - Nursing homes have been particularly high-risk facilities for COVID-19…
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