March 29th, 2022
Average Wrongful Death Settlement in California
Any estimate of “the average wrongful death settlement in California” would inevitably mislead you. The reason for this is that settlement amounts vary so much in value that any estimate of a typical wrongful death settlement simply wouldn’t give you any way to reliably estimate the value of your own claim. Instead, you need to understand the various factors that go into building a wrongful death claim, so you can apply those factors to your own. For immediate assistance, pleas...
January 18th, 2022
Loss of Consortium Settlement Amounts in California
When someone suffers severe injuries in an accident, that injury often extends beyond that person and affects their spouse or domestic partner. When the unthinkable happens to you, you may not know what to do next. If your spouse’s injury resulted in the inability to enjoy the same relationship you previously had, you might have grounds to file a loss of consortium claim. An individual brings a loss of consortium claim against the negligent party that caused the death or injury of your s...
November 1st, 2021
California Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations: An Overview
When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, surviving family members may wonder what options they have to hold the negligent party responsible. In some cases, surviving family members of the deceased can sue the party responsible for their loved one’s death to recover damages. At Goltzer & Lieb, LLP, we understand the difficulty of grieving the loss of a loved one in these circumstances. We are committed to helping the families of accident victims hold the respon...
April 26th, 2021
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit: What to Expect
Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience—and, if you’ve recently experienced this type of loss, you have our deepest sympathies. If this death has occured because of someone else’s negligence, this can make it even more difficult for you to mourn as you struggle with how this death didn’t need to happen or are anxious about financial concerns. To add to the challenges, the other party’s insurance company will attempt to provide you with a lowballed settlement, protecting th...
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...