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Category Archives: Wrongful Death


By Richard Irwin |

There are some very unique rules regarding who is a dependent of the deceased employee thus entitled to death benefits, how much they are entitled to and how said benefits are paid depending on the extent of dependency. In this blog, I will cover some (not all) of these special rules/laws. First, for injuries… Read More »

Important Factors to Consider When Filing for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in the State of California

By Sara Morgan |

In the State of California, a wrongful death lawsuit is allowed when a party has committed a negligent, intentional, or reckless act that has led to another’s death. Wrongful death claims fall under the umbrella of personal injury lawsuits, however, these claims are brought forth by the survivors of the deceased victim. If you… Read More »

Medical Malpractice: An Overview

By Sara Morgan |

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by negligent care or attention by a medical provider or  professional, such as a doctor, nurse, technician or staff member. The laws in regard to medical malpractice vary from state to state. The following is an overview of medical malpractice law along with its rules and… Read More »

An Overview on Wrongful Death Claims

By Richard Irwin |

When an individual passes away suddenly due to the negligence of another, the victim’s survivors may have the opportunity to bring forth a wrongful death lawsuit. The following is a brief overview on wrongful death claims. Understanding a Wrongful Death Claim A wrongful death claim may arise when a victim has died due to… Read More »

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Case, and Other Elements to Consider

By Richard Irwin |

The passing of someone you care about can be one of the most difficult experiences to endure. The trauma is magnified when the death of your loved one could have been prevented, or worse, was caused by the negligence of another individual, establishment, or entity. Common Causes of a Wrongful Death There are several… Read More »

Who is Liable for Damages When a Car Accident is Caused by Road Debris?

By Richard Irwin |

Potholes. Debris in the road. Forgotten traffic cones and signs. Large pieces of furniture that were dumped by third parties but ignored by the state. There is no telling what you are going to run into when you are driving along the highway or interstate, which means that you may have very little, if… Read More »

How are Pedestrian Accidents Settled?

By Richard Irwin |

When a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the victim is not likely to walk away without a few cuts, bruises, and serious injuries. Vehicles are much larger, and much heavier than the human body, so any sort of impact, no matter how slight, may result in serious and long-term injuries or death. The… Read More »

Big Rig Driver Charged With Manslaughter and Gross Negligence After Causing “Deadliest Crash in California in Decades”

By Richard Irwin |

Last October, a tour bus load of people was heading home to Los Angeles on Route 10 after spending a night at the casino located near the Salton Sea, southeast of San Diego. Most passengers, tired from a night of gambling, had fallen asleep. However, they were rudely awakened shortly before dawn to screams… Read More »

Car Crashes in Reverse: Back Up Safely

By Dennis Stout |

California car crashes do not always happen when cars are moving forward. Careless or negligent conduct while driving a car in reverse can also lead to an injury or fatal crash! Car crashes that occur while the vehicle is in reverse do tend to happen at lower speeds – it is rare for someone… Read More »

Texting While Driving is Not the Only Danger for Motorists

By Richard Irwin |

Thanks to public awareness campaigns and laws criminalizing the use of cellphones while driving (not only in California but throughout the United States), many motorists in the Golden State are – or should be – aware of the risks and dangers associated with texting while driving. One oft-cited statistic, for example, compares reading a… Read More »

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