Will I Get to Testify in Court in A Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim can arise from a variety of personal injury claims in California. When a person dies because of another party’s negligence or wrongful acts, the family can seek compensation under California’s wrongful death laws. Situations and personal injury claims that may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit include:

How Much Is a Life Worth in California?

Could you place a value on your life or the life of a loved one? In a wrongful death claim, which is what a plaintiff is asking a jury to do. The family of the deceased person is asking a jury to award an amount to compensate the family for the loss of their loved one. In other words, to place a value on a person’s life.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases in California

When you need medical care, you expect to receive help. You do not expect to hurt by the doctor or other medical provider. Sadly, some patients will be the victims of medical malpractice. When a doctor or other health care provider fails in his duty of care, a patient might recover compensation for damages by filing a medical malpractice claim.

How Much is My Truck Accident Worth in California?

When a negligent driver injures you, whether you are a passenger, another driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, you are entitled to recover companies for losses under California’s personal injury laws. However, you must prove that the other driver caused the collision and you were injured because of the crash. Proving fault in a truck accident can be complex. Hiring a Fresno truck accident attorney is highly recommended. An experienced attorney understands how to perform a truck accident investigation to obtain evidence to prove another party is liable for your damages. Furthermore, an attorney with experience representing truck accident victims understands how to correct value a claim so that you have a higher chance of recovering full compensation for all damages, losses, and injuries.

Hit and Run Accident Near Orosi

ABC30 News reported a hit-and-run accident near Orosi last week near Road 120 and Avenue 424. According to witness testimony, the crash occurred when a black vehicle failed to stop at an intersection. The black vehicle collided with a red Chevy pushing it into the canal. Emergency crews rescued the occupants of the Chevy. The passengers in the black vehicle were also transported to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the black vehicle fled the accident scene. Law enforcement agencies are now searching for the driver. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police.

Major Car Seat Recall — Parents Should Check This List of Recalled Car Seats Immediately

You did your research, and you read every review before choosing a car seat to protect your child. However, your child’s car seat may be on this list of recalled car seats released by the NHTSA. At least 16 car seat models have been recalled for failing to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213. These car seats could increase the risk of injury for infants and children in a car accident. Major manufacturers like Evenflo and Graco are on the list.

Would You Want Your Teen To Wear Drunk Goggles?

No, these beer goggles are not a prank, and they are not funny — they are very, very serious and they could save your teenager’s life. Drunk driving and underage drinking are serious problems in the Central California Valley area and throughout the United States. Despite the numerous PSAs and educational courses aimed at teaching teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving, too many teens are injured or killed in drunk driving accidents each year in this country. Jeff Rossen of the Today Show demonstrated a tool being used by one company to make the dangers of drunk driving more “real” for teenagers in some cities.

Pedestrian Accident In Northeast Fresno Claims Life

Last week a man in his 70s died in a pedestrian accident in Northeast Fresno according to the Fresno Police Department. According to ABC30 Action News, the gentleman was crossing the road at Shepard Avenue and Chestnut Avenue around 7:00 p.m. The driver of the vehicle remained at the accident scene while police investigated. It was unknown whether the pedestrian or the driver had the right of way at the time of the collision.

What Makes A Death Wrongful Under California Law?

Dealing with a wrongful death claim is one of the most complicated and delicate matters a Fresno injury attorney can handle. While you need to pursue the claim aggressively, you must also be aware of the family’s emotions and pain as they deal with the loss of their loved one. Our Fresno wrongful death attorneys understand the delicate nature of a wrongful death. We also understand the importance of filing a wrongful death claim against the party who caused the death to hold that party accountable and liable for the action that led to the tragic death of your loved one. Call our office at 1-800-954-4444 to speak with one of our attorneys about filing a claim to seek justice for yourself, your family, and your loved one.

Jury Rules Against Caltrans And Awards Family $9.5 Million

This is not the first jury award against Caltrans for a crosswalk accident. A jury awarded a 17-year old girl, who was struck in a crosswalk and left in a vegetative state, and her family $12.2 million dollars in 2010. This summer, Caltrans lost a lawsuit resulting in a $9.5 million jury award to the family of a 69-year old man who died after a car struck him in a crosswalk. Why did the jury rule against Caltrans? Dangerous Crosswalks In the case of the 69-year old man, the jury found Caltrans to be 90 percent at fault for the accident. The jury only assigned 10 percent fault to the driver who struck the pedestrian. The lawsuit alleged that Caltrans was liable because it knew that marked crosswalks without stoplights were more dangerous compared to unmarked stoplights. The crosswalk where the man was struck was marked, but it had no stoplights. A news report states that Caltrans had promised to install pedestrian-activated stoplights but never installed the lights.