Wrongful Death

Death from high-speed chase may prompt wrongful death claim

High speed police chases carried out in California can on occasion put other drivers at risk. While drivers know to be alert for the sound of sirens, it can be difficult to get out of the way of speeding vehicles on crowded highways. An recent incident has resulted in a wrongful death claim being filed against the city of Long Beach. According to the police report, the officers had just begun their pursuit of a stolen van...
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Unreported bullying can result in wrongful death lawsuit

It is no secret that schoolyard bullying exists and has existed for as long as there have been children. But in the age of social media and electronic communication it has become pervasive with no safe haven. Back in the day, one could escape the schoolyard bully in the safety of one's home and the embrace of one's sympathetic family as is illustrated in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story." But as 2019 draws to...
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College experience should not end in unexpected tragedy

Sending a child off to college should mark the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in that child's life. There are an increasing number of reports in the media where that exciting chapter ended in an unexpected tragedy that resulted in the death of the college student. One such incident in California has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit against a state university.A young woman, like so many before her, had pledged a sorority. Hazing,...
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Tragic dive outing results in wrongful death claim

California is known for it's spectacular pacific coastline and the plethora of water-based activities available as a benefit of it. One of the most popular of these is the sport of scuba diving. Many boat operators run dive trips off the coast and one of these recent trips ended in a fire that killed most of the people on board. The widow of one of the men who perished has brought a wrongful death claim against...
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Overdose death results in a wrongful death lawsuit

The drug crisis in California continues to take lives due to drug overdoses on a daily basis. A woman who overdosed and died following her arrest in a traffic stop leaves behind a young son. The boy, through his father, is bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of San Diego.The woman was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for having an expired registration sticker. The woman was allegedly handed a bag...
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