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Why pursue a wrongful death claim?

The passing of a loved one is devastating, especially when it occurred because of someone else's negligence. After such a tragedy, most people focus on grieving and helping their family get through the difficult time. Few people consider taking legal action.

Drunk driver blamed for wrongful death of child

California police suspect that a drunk driver is responsible for a deadly wreck that also injured two others. All of the victims were minor children from the same family who were traveling with their mother at the time. Police arrested and charged the driver who caused the wrongful death with a felony count of DUI.

Wrongful death claims may follow fatal bus accident

Federal law limits the continuous hours that bus and truck drivers in California are allowed to drive. Operators of these vehicles must rest for prescribed periods after driving for the number of hours allowed per driver. Exhausted bus drivers can cause devastating accidents that may lead to multiple wrongful death claims.

Fiery wreck led to wrongful death of mothers, children

A secondary accident with an 18-wheeler turned a family vacation into a horrifying nightmare. Two women and their respective children were killed after their rented minivan burst into flames on the side of a California freeway. The women's husbands survived the accident, but they were injured while trying to save their families. Although the accident happened recently, it is not too early to entertain the possible benefits of wrongful death claims.

California police investigating wrongful death at Coachella

Music and art lovers from all over the country recently traveled to California to attend the popular Coachella festival. While most people appeared to be enjoying the music and other festivities, one family is mourning the apparent wrongful death of a young festival goer. The victim was an 18-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle.

Dozing driver causes wreck, wrongful death of child

The dangers of driving while intoxicated or using a cell phone behind the wheel are generally well-known, but these are not the only actions that put motorists at risk. A sleepy driver apparently caused a devastating car accident that resulted in at least one wrongful death. The victim was only 8 years old.

Possible drug-related wreck led to wrongful death

A 70-year-old California man was killed after being struck by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle. The wreck shut down part of I-680 while the California Highway Patrol investigated and cleared the scene. Aside from the apparent wrongful death of the motorcyclist, no one else was injured in the wreck.

Drunk driver likely responsible for man's wrongful death

California police believe that alcohol might have played a significant role in a fatal car accident that left only one person alive. Both drivers were involved in the wreck were killed. Losing a family member in a car wreck is never easy, financially or emotionally, and often prompts loved ones to pursue wrongful death claims on behalf of the victim.

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