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Who Can File for Wrongful Death Without a Spouse and Kids?

By Dennis Stout |

Typically, when a wrongful death occurs, a spouse or children will file a lawsuit against the responsible party. However, when the person who passed away has no spouse or children, it can become a little less clear as to who, if anybody, has the legal right to file the lawsuit. If you are looking… Read More »

What Counts as a Wrongful Death in California?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Losing a loved one is incredibly painful. If it happens because of natural causes, it’s hard enough, but if it happens as a result of someone else’s negligence – whether or not it was intentional – the situation becomes much more difficult. A loved one may have died young, years before it would have… Read More »


By Sara Morgan |

My heart sank when I ran across an article about a workplace incident that resulted in the death of a 42 year old man on November 10, 2020.  Early reports indicate a 12-1/2 ton mold used in the manufacturing of large product parts for the transportation market had fallen on top of the worker,… Read More »

Is an Auto Accident Death a Wrongful Death Case in California?

By James Heiting |

Every day in the United States, more than 90 people die in car accidents. The fact is that, even though driving seems harmless, it’s actually a pretty dangerous activity. There are a number of reasons why the accident rates for driving are so high. People are distracted by their cell phones and other devices… Read More »

The Future of the “No Driver” Trucking Industry and How It Can Affect You

By James Heiting |

Autonomous vehicles are the future of the auto industry. The fascination that consumers and companies alike have with Automated Driving Systems (ADS) has opened a new era of transportation forcing changes to the traditional means of transportation. This past February alone, companies made over $1.6 billion dollars in investments to the industry, thus marking… Read More »

Anesthesia Errors That Result in Death

By Sara Morgan |

 Anesthesia is a powerful sedative that can help patients through delicate medical procedures. Anesthesia, however, requires specialized training and is so powerful, misuse including life long disability brain damage and/or death could quickly result in devastating physical consequences for the patient. Unfortunately, these types of errors can occur (more often than we would hope)… Read More »

Learn About Wrongful Death Lawsuits in the State of California 

By Sara Morgan |

Losing a loved one as a result of another can be one of the most catastrophic situations a person can endure. When a person has lost his or her life as a result of another, the survivors may have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death claim. California law surrounding wrongful death claims… Read More »

An Overview of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By Dennis Stout |

Wrongful death laws are statutory and thus vary from state to state. In California, only specific, enumerated, parties have the legal standing to bring forth a wrongful death claim. Some general examples of those who may make a claim for wrongful death are: The victim’s surviving spouse; The victim’s surviving domestic partner; or The… Read More »

Casualty in the Workplace: Workers’ Compensation Benefits vs. Wrongful Death Claims

By Richard Irwin |

Anyone can experience an accident at a workplace at any time and some lines of work are naturally more dangerous than others. Even so, we have to examine the facts of each individual event to determine the proper cause of action for the victim’s loved ones. In some cases, accidents can occur that tragically… Read More »

Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits in the State of California 

By Sara Morgan |

Losing a loved one is devastating. This event can be even more hurtful if your loved one passed away due to the negligence of another. This article will highlight important wrongful death laws in the State of California including important aspects of filing for a claim and what type of damages are available. Equally… Read More »

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