A wrongful death is a death that is not legally justified. A death caused by a careless driver is never justified. Wrongful death attorneys help surviving family members recover compensation for their losses when a spouse, parent, or other close relative has died as the result of another person’s negligence.
Accidental deaths are always tragic, but the tragedy is compounded when the death is caused by a defective product. In almost every case, the manufacturer cut corners to save a few pennies on each item it made, knowing those pinched pennies would add up to millions of dollars in extra profits while placing lives at risk.
When a pedestrian and the driver of a motor vehicle collide, it is the pedestrian who dies. That makes it all the more important for drivers to exercise care on city streets and in other areas where pedestrians might be present.
Studies suggest that helmets are 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle operators. Unfortunately, wearing a helmet does not guarantee that a rider will survive a collision with a heavier vehicle. Riders who comply with California’s motorcycle helmet law remain at risk of death from internal organ damage, blood loss, and spinal injuries.
Every year, thousands of patients die during, or as a result of, medical treatment: in fact, medical malpractice wrongful death is the leading cause of death in California. When a victim dies from medical malpractice, the family of the deceased is left to deal with the overwhelming mental and emotional stress of the loss…