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Helping you get answers by filing a wrongful death action

No one likes to think about death. Even though it is a natural occurrence in life, it is a difficult event to face, as no one is truly ready to let go of a loved one. This is why a sudden fatal accident can be extremely emotionally devastating. In addition to the emotional pain associated with the loss of a loved one, the financial damages caused by the fatal accident can also be overwhelming. Thus, it is imperative that surviving family members understand what rights and options they have.

3 things to know if you’ve been injured on the job

Whether you have worked in the construction industry for years or recently had your first day on the job, it is important to remember that your profession is dangerous. Between falling objects, collapsing trenches and malfunctioning equipment, hazards lurk around every corner on construction sites. If you do suffer an injury while at work, do you know what to do?

California dog owners can face liability if their animal attacks

Dog lovers in California have many reasons to love these animals. Dogs can be loving, smart and playful creatures that bring joy to the lives of many. However, dogs are still animals and, therefore, even a seemingly friendly dog could still bite someone, causing serious injury or even death.

Construction accident in San Diego kills one, injures others

Southern California is a place of growth and this includes the area's universities. The University of California, San Diego, is in the process of erecting several new buildings. However, a construction accident at a university worksite proved to be deadly for one individual.

The basics of a California wrongful death claim

It would be nice if we all lived to an old age and then died peacefully from natural causes. However, this ideal scenario does not always happen. Sometimes, a person's life is taken away by another person's negligence or malice, such as in a car crash or homicide. When these tragic incidents occur, the victim's survivors may wish to pursue a wrongful death claim to obtain compensation for the damages they suffered. Wrongful death claims are civil claims and can be sought alongside criminal proceedings.

File a claim if you suffer from a fall on the job

Falls are one of the leading causes of injury on the job. They can happen almost anywhere, from falling off a step ladder to falling from scaffolding stories above the ground. No matter where you are or what you're doing, if you fall on the job and get hurt, you should be able to file a claim for workers' compensation.

Who is responsible for rental car accidents?

Summer is a popular time for travel in California, and many tourists fly into the state and then rent a car to drive while on vacation. However, car accidents can happen at any time, even when a person is on holiday. Thus, it is important to understand what the law has to say about rental car liability.

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