Whenever a life is wrongfully taken, there is the potential for a wrongful death lawsuit to find a fair remedy for the losses of the survivors of the individual who was killed. At a cursory glance, the law provides relatively plain guidelines for determining lost projected earnings and other kinds of economic damages, but California also provides for wrongful death claims to seek compensation for much more personal losses. This presents an extremely complex negotiation that can be just as much an exercise in philosophy as arithmetic.
Manufacturing defects in automobiles can cause a variety of problems, from the annoying to the fatally dangerous. If you believe that your vehicle may have a manufacturing defect, it is not wise to wait for something to go wrong. A cursory understanding of what can be classified as a manufacturing defect can help you decide how to proceed.
Under any circumstances, the death of a loved one is a devastating tragedy. But when that death was the result of murder or criminal neglect, the law has the power to seek punishment for those responsible. Even if an if an individual is found guilty of criminal charges, they may also be held liable in civil court.
Traffic fatalities from accidents involving commercial trucks are up 4.4 percent from 2014 to 2015. The finding was part of a report by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An NHTSA Administrator told Overdrive Magazine, a publication dedicated to trucking information, that these accidents generally occur when one of the five factors are present:
In wrongful death suits, there is a statute of limitations that governs how long after the death a claim can be pursued. If the statute of limitations has run out on your particular claim, there are still ways you can pursue justice for the loss of your loved one. To extend the time frame of the claim, you may either request that the court waive the limit, or request that the opposing part waive the limit, or use circumstances to toll the statute.
A man was tragically killed in a collision with a motorcycle on June 26 while walking outside by his home near San Bernardino. The man had reportedly left the house to take a walk just moments before being struck and killed by the motorcyclist, only about 25 feet from the home.
Summer is upon us and it is the time of year that many people are choosing to spend their free time and weekends heading down to a nearby beach, lake or river. For many residents of California's Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the Colorado River is the destination of choice for getting out on the water and relaxing with loved ones. Tragically, every year there are individuals who will never return from that day on the river. Increased river traffic means a seasonal rise in boating and other water-related fatalities.
There is no greater fear for parents of young children than their children dying. When that happens, if there is fault, parents may file a lawsuit alleging what is legally known as wrongful death. This was done recently by the parents of two boys who drowned in waters overseen by the Port of Los Angeles.
Individuals and families in California and across the rest of the country sometimes suffer the cruelest of fates, namely, the wrongful death of a loved one.
College sports fans in California may be interested in a case filed against the NCAA, the manufacturer of a helmet and three sports officials at Frostburg State University, including the head coach, the trainer and the running back coach. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in 2013 by the parents of a Division III player at the university who died during practice in 2011.