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- The Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
When a person dies as the result of someone else's negligence, recklessness or deliberate action, surviving family members can file a civil wrongful death claim or lawsuit. For instance, wrongful death may occur as a result of negligence or intent when a victim dies in a traffic accident, a slip-and-fall accident or due to medical negligence, etc.
- What Types of Damages Are Recoverable in Wrongful Death Cases?
A sudden death, like that resulting from an accident, leaves a void in a family’s life. Wrongful death laws vary by state. Generally, bereaved family members can seek money damages for both past losses, such as accident-related medical expenses and funeral costs, and future losses, such as future economic contributions to the family’s household.
- Federal Tort Claims Act Practice Alert: U.S. v. Wong
According to the United States Supreme Court, the two- year and six- month time limits in 28 U.S.C.§ 2401(b) of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) "are just time limits, nothing more. Even though they govern litigation against the Government, a court can toll them on equitable grounds."
- Safety Regulation Violations Lead to Charges in Employee Death
Charges were filed against employees of Bumble Bee Foods in the 2012 death of a worker who was performing maintenance on a 35-foot-long oven at the Santa Fe Springs Plant in California.
- Personal Injury Attorneys In California Need To Be On The Lookout For Legionnaires’ Disease
Few people realize Legionnaires’ Disease can occur in nearly any location. The first reported outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak was at a Legionnaires Convention at a hotel in Philadelphia in 1976. Since then, outbreaks have been traced in California and other states to building water systems, spas and pools, fountains, and ventilation and cooling systems in hospitals, nursing homes, apartment complexes, shopping centers, fitness centers, dental offices, and individual homes.
- Swim at Your Own Risk: Tips for Swim Safety
Every year Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season and also the start of the season during which the risk of drowning exponentially increases.
- Infant Wrongful Death Due to Medical Errors
Negligence resulting in the death of an infant at, or shortly after, birth is avoidable.
- Is a Medical Malpractice Attorney the Same as a Wrongful Death Attorney?
If you or someone you know has recently lost a loved one due an incident of ‘Medical Malpractice’ – you may be wondering what your legal options are, and what type of attorney to consult with in order to get the legal advice you need. There are two types of attorneys you might want to consider and should contact in order to get the necessary legal advice to decide your best course of action.
- What is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
If you or someone you know works in the medical field, you may have heard the term ‘Medical Malpractice’ – and you may be wondering “what is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?”
- How California Lawyers Will Assess Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicle Accident Liability
Now may be the most dangerous time in the short history of self-driving autonomous vehicles when automakers are testing their autonomous self-driving vehicles on the roads and highways in California, across the country and internationally to work the bugs out of their systems. But how will California autonomous self-driving vehicle accident lawyers assess and prove liability in accidents involving these cars once more of them are on the road? This article begins to examine just that.