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What Is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim arises under California law when a person dies because of another person’s negligent or wrongful act. A wrongful death is particularly devastating because it is both unexpected and preventable. The survivors of the victim may file a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the wrongdoer. Note that a wrongful death lawsuit…

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Recognizing a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results when there is a severe bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain functioning, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The injury to the brain might only be temporary, or it could cause permanent damage or even death. TBIs are a…

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Were You Injured by a Drunk Driver?

Nearly everyone understands the dangers associated with drinking and driving. Media is saturated with campaigns that discuss legal penalties faced by those who are arrested while intoxicated behind the wheel. Of course, many other advertisements show the serious injuries and fatalities that may result from drinking and driving. Sadly, even with this information, many people…

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Settling a Wrongful Death Claim

Trials are not always necessary to resolve a wrongful death lawsuit. Sometimes the parties reach an amicable settlement agreement outside of the courtroom, either before or after the proceedings begin. A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract in which one party forgoes his or her claim if the other party pays the amount set…

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Why Are Accidents Involving Semi Trucks Common in Riverside?

Help with Riverside Commerical Vehicle Accidents Semi-truck accidents are a small minority of total motor vehicle accidents in the United States. State and federal regulations passed over the last few decades reduced the number of semi-truck accidents that occur. But when these accidents do happen, they are twice as likely to be fatal. Unfortunately, Riverside…

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What Rights Does the Victim Have After a Car Accident?

When you sustain injuries in a car accident that was not your fault, the person that caused the accident is responsible for your injuries and damage to your vehicle. If the other driver acted negligently, you likely deserve compensation. Medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all recoverable damages. Unfortunately, insurance companies want…

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Do I Deserve Compensation for My Slip & Fall Accident?

If you slip and fall on an individual’s or business’s property, they may owe compensation for your injuries. However, the case must meet several criteria for a valid slip and fall claim. We all fall down from time to time, and not every accident deserves compensation. Only under certain conditions is the owner of the…

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Can I Get Compensation for my Whiplash Injury?

There are many different ways a car accident can cause injuries. These include broken bones, cuts, burns, and soft tissue injuries like whiplash. Whiplash refers to any painful neck injury. It can result from stretching and strains to the tendons, ligaments, or muscles in the neck. Whiplash occurs when the head is violently “whipped” forward…

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I Was Hit By a Car While Walking, Now What?

A pedestrian accident can leave you in critical condition. Since a pedestrian lacks protection from a vehicle, this type of accident can result in a severe injury like fractures to the extremities, a disability, and even death. As an injured pedestrian accident victim, you can seek monetary compensation for your damages if the driver was…

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Auto Accident Laws in California

Laws vary from state to state. Federal laws are applicable in all 50 states. Laws on employment discrimination and immigration can be both from the federal and state. States are responsible for creating the rules of conduct within the state. These usually include laws about civil conduct and criminal offenses. A person involved in a…

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