Category Archive: Wrongful Death

  • June 2nd, 2020

    Should I file a wrongful death lawsuit in California?

    If you’ve recently lost someone you love, let us first extend our heartfelt sympathies. Losing someone you care about leaves an emotional scar and leads to a chapter of grieving. The grieving process is important and it shouldn’t be short-changed because you’re struggling with financial worry or the fact that someone else caused your loved one’s untimely demise. The decision to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California has real consequences on your present and future. In this arti...

  • August 20th, 2019

    Man Could Face Criminal Charges, Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Fatal Drunk Driving Crash in Long Beach

    Earlier this month, a 21-year-old woman was killed in an early-morning car accident in Long Beach. According to reports, Osvaldo Ramirez-Vazquez was driving eastbound on the Pacific Coast Highway when he lost control of his Lincoln Town Car just before 3 AM and broadsided the woman’s car. Emergency medical professionals rushed the woman to a local hospital, but she did not survive her injuries. Police believe that Ramirez-Vazquez was drunk at the time of the fatal collision. The woman’s fa...

  • May 1st, 2019

    Pasadena Woman Killed in Tragic Crane Accident

    Earlier this week, a Pasadena woman was killed when the car she was riding in was struck by a falling crane. Sarah Wong, 19, was just a few short weeks from finishing her freshman year at Seattle Pacific University. According to reports, the crane was being used on an active construction site in Seattle. The reason for the crane's unexpected fall has not been disclosed. Police continue to investigate the accident. Now Wong's family in Pasadena, CA is forced to deal with their unexpected and de...

  • September 24th, 2018

    What are Survival Actions and Wrongful Death Claims?

    Two people were recently killed in an early morning truck accident in El Monte. The crash occurred when a semi-truck rear-ended a BMW on an overpass around 4:30 AM. Upon impact, the truck fell off the freeway and burst into flames when it hit the ground. Neither driver survived the crash. Survival Actions Following a Fatal El Monte Accident The right to recover compensation doesn’t go away just because a victim dies in an El Monte accident. The personal representative for the victim’s estat...

  • September 5th, 2018

    How Are Damages Calculated After the Wrongful Death of a Child?

    Los Angeles has experienced yet another fatal pedestrian accident in 2018. This time, a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed in Pomona. According to police, the boy was running an errand for his family and trying to return home. He was struck by a driver who did not see the boy as he ran into the street. The driver’s view may have been obstructed by other cars on the road. An investigation into the accident is ongoing. As the boy’s family tries to cope with the tragic loss of their son, t...

  • August 14th, 2018

    Families Devastated After 5 Killed in Santa Ana Plane Crash

    Earlier this month 5 people were killed when a small plane crash-landed in a parking lot in Santa Ana. According to reports, the cause of the accident was not immediately known to investigators. The outcome of the investigation will help to determine (a) why the accident happened and (b) who is to blame. These answers will guide family members as they consider filing personal injury lawsuits in the wake of their devastating losses. What Legal Options to Family Members Have After a Fatal Acciden...

  • March 20th, 2018

    Tragic Pasadena Accident Kills Young Husband, Father

    A 23-year-old father was recently killed in a tragic Pasadena car accident. The man, who was riding in a vehicle with his wife and young daughter, was struck in the chest when a 30-35 pound boulder came crashing through his windshield. According to reports, the large volleyball-sized rock was dropped onto the 134 Freeway as the victim’s car passed under the Orange Grove Boulevard overpass. The victim's wife drove him to the nearest hospital, but he died from his injuries shortly after arrival...

  • March 2nd, 2018

    Bill Paxton’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Actor’s Untimely Death

    Last year, only 11 days after having heart surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, actor Bill Paxton died from a stroke. His family recently filed a wrongful death claim against the hospital, alleging that Paxton’s surgeon performed “a high risk and unconventional surgical approach with which he lacked experience.” The family fully believes that had Paxton received adequate medical care his untimely death could have been prevented. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can allow...

  • August 25th, 2017

    Anaheim Family May Consider Legal Action After Wrongful Death of Husband, Father

    An Anaheim family is mourning the loss of a husband and father after a fatal accident outside of their home claimed his life. Tarek Hamed was turning into his driveway after work at around 3:00 AM when another car lost control and crashed into him. The driver of the other car, Jorge Esteban Lunas Martinez, was said to have been speeding and under the influence of alcohol. Police are also investigating whether Martinez was involved in a high-speed street race immediately before the crash. Family...

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