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    Wrongful Death by Police: Should You Take a Settlement?

    For at least the last few years, anyone tuned into national news is aware of what seems a wave of police brutality and cases of wrongful death by police shooting working through the newspapers and courts. The Los Angeles Police Department reported that 2017 was a record year for settlement payments, at nearly $81 million (not […]

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    Know the Risks of Asbestos Exposure

    Asbestos was used in many industrial and building materials throughout the twentieth century, even though the dangers of asbestos exposure had been studied and documented in the 1930s. Corporations continue to be liable for irresponsible practices that threatened their employee’s lives, and the lives of others in the immediate area that have been involved with […]

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    Elements of a California Wrongful Death Suit

    In order for a wrongful death suit to be successful, there are certain elements that need to be present. It is important for the surviving family to understand all of these elements before pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in California. Element 1: Did the Wrongful Death of a Human Being Occur? The answer to this […]

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    California Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

    Statute of Limitations laws limit the amount of time a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit. Statute of limitations laws help to guarantee that the legal process can move forward in a timely manner, that evidence will still be fresh and that witnesses are still available to testify. In the event of a wrongful death, […]

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  • Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case?

    If you have suffered the sudden death of a loved one at the legal fault of another, you may have means for a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits are filed by the survivors of the deceased when death was the result of another party’s negligence or improper actions. Wrongful death cases can only be […]

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  • Big Rig Accident Wrongful Death

    KCRA reports one person has died in a crash this morning that shut down all lanes of Highway 12 west of Interstate 5, police said.  Officers did say it will be hours before Highway 12 is reopened.  Two separate crashes in the same area prompted the blockage, which extends from I-5 to State Route 160. […]

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  • Wrongful Death Damages

    When a loved one dies, it is the non-economic damages that resonate with a jury.  Jurors are asked to identify the loss to the plaintiff of the decedents love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society and moral support.  The jury instruction (CACI 3921) states “no fixed standard exists for deciding the amount of non-economic damages.  […]

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  • California “Move Over” Law and Wrongful Death

    California motorists are required to take action when approaching an area on the freeway where emergency vehicles are present and displaying emergency lights.  This is known as the “Move Over Law,” where motorists must safely move over to a lane not adjacent to the emergency vehicles. If not practical or safe to do so, the […]

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