Wrongful Death

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Who Can Be Held Liable in Single Vehicle Accidents?

Many injured drivers assume that they cannot receive compensation if they have been involved in a single-car accident. While that is often the case, it is not always true. Here are three other parties who could be responsible for a single-vehicle crash. The State or Municipality The government has a legal obligation to maintain their roads in good condition for drivers. If they knew or should have known of a defect in the road, they must fix it in aRead More …

California Survival Cause of Action

a damaged car after a collision

When a loved one dies from injuries resulting from someone else’s negligent or intentional wrongdoing, California Survival Cause of action may be available. Survival actions are those that would have been filed had the decedent not died from his injuries. Generally, California law allows the personal representative of the decedent’s estate to commence a lawsuit that survives the death of the loved one. If there is no personal representative, then it is the “successor in interest” that is permitted toRead More …

How Wrongful Death Cases Work in California

Negligence Per Se

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, you can hold them responsible in a court of law and can be compensated in accordance with your financial, physical, and emotional damages. If, on the other hand, someone’s negligence leads to another person’s death, the victim obviously has no recourse. Certain of the victim’s family members, however, do have the ability to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one via a wrongful death lawsuit. If the negligence of another causesRead More …