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April 11, 2019

Opioid Lawsuit Goes After the Kingpin

In California alone, there were 2,199 opioid overdose deaths in 2017 -- and list was one of the lowest numbers in the United States. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Centers for Disease Control, that's a rate of 5.3 deaths for every 100,000 people. The national rate is 14.6 deaths per 100,000 people. More than half…
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April 9, 2019

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In California, a wrongful death lawsuit is brought under California Code of Civil Procedure $377.60. These actions are made because someone you love was killed by someone else, usually through that person’s negligence or reckless act. Not just anyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit though. Here, you learn who can in the State of California file a wrongful death…
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April 9, 2019

Can heirs get punitive damages in a California wrongful death lawsuit?

Heirs of a decedent who died due to someone else’s fault and negligence are entitled to receive compensation for the same. Compensatory damages from a wrongful death action include things like lost wages, loss of future income, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and the like. The above compensatory damages are what we know in California as economic and non-economic…
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Car Accident
March 25, 2019

What Happens to Passengers In UBER Who Need Medical Treatment?

Uber, it's a convenient service that many of us throughout California and beyond use on a regular basis. As a passenger of Uber, what happens if the driver is in an accident and you need medical treatment? Who is responsible for that medical treatment? When it comes to Uber, the lines of responsibility become blurred, but what you should if in an accident…
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March 25, 2019

How long does a wrongful death lawsuit take?

Unfortunately for many of you -- if you are reading this -- you have experienced the loss of a loved one caused by the act or inaction of another person or entity. It could have been something like a car accident that caused immediate death or exposure to asbestos that caused mesothelioma, and, thus, a long and painful death. Whichever…
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Car Accident
January 29, 2019

How Is Fault Determined After a California Car Accident?

In the vast majority of car accidents on the road, a legally responsible party will ultimately be found to have a causal role in the accident. There are a number of studies and reports we have cited to in past blog posts that highlight more than 90% of vehicle crashes involve some kind of human error. These errors — which are better…