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Who has Standing to Sue for Wrongful Death in California?

An unnecessary death caused by another party’s negligence can bring overwhelming shock and grief.  Should a person die as a result of another’s negligent, reckless or intentional act, the California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 allows the decedent’s surviving family members or estate to sue for wrongful death damages. What is Wrongful Death? Wrongful death […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Settlements California

Is it worth filing a claim for a head injury?  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) compensation differs in every case. Insurance companies will normally pay what a victim deserves but, in some cases, filing a lawsuit may be a better option.  California statute allows the victim, usually through their lawyer, to negotiate with an insurance company […]

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Wrongful Death Damages in California

A death is considered wrongful when one person dies due to the negligent or willful action of another person or party.  In a wrongful death claim, the deceased person’s survivors and other beneficiaries may file for damages against those who they believe are accountable for the decedent's death. If you are concerned that a loved […]

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Is California a No-Pay No-Play State?

Uninsured motorists are considered a problem, not just on the road, but for regulators, too. Compulsory insurance laws help make sure that premiums are affordable for everyone, but uninsured motorists can drive these premiums up as the costs of their actions are passed on to insured drivers. In California, Proposition 213, commonly known as the […]

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Can a Parent Sue for Wrongful Death in California?

The death of a child, especially one caused by the thoughtless or negligent act of someone else, is something that no parent should ever have to endure. The situation is even more unbearable if a child’s death could have been prevented.  While no amount of money can compensate for their irreparable loss, California acknowledges that […]

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Passenger In Car Accident In California: What To Do, How Much You’ll Get

If you have been injured as a passenger in a vehicle crash, you may be wondering if you could be compensated and how. The simple answer is yes, passengers have the right to file an injury compensation claim, just like drivers. The claims process for an injured passenger is the same as that for an […]

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Average Settlement For Back And Neck Injuries In A California Car Crash

The average settlement for a minor back or neck injury is between $2,500 and $8,000. If physical therapy, injections, or other forms of treatment are required the settlement may be higher and range from $20,000 - $40,000. If broken bones or some other serious trauma occurred the settlement value may rise to over $100,000. However, […]

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How Long Does an Insurance Company Have to Settle a Car Accident Claim in California?

Insurance companies in California have 15 days to acknowledge a car accident claim. They have 40 days to approve or turn down the claim once they’ve received all proof and documentation. If more time is required, you must be notified every 30 days regarding your claim’s status. The agreed-upon payment must be issued within 30 […]

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Who Pays My Medical Bills in a Car Accident in California?

California is a fault auto accident state. This means that someone who causes an accident or injury must pay for the injured party’s medical bills. Such bills can be paid immediately by the at-fault person or company, or by their insurance provider. Unfortunately, at-fault parties sometimes find ways to hold up payment. Delays are made […]

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How Long After a Car Accident Can You Claim Injury in California?

If you have been injured in a car accident in California, you have a limited time window to file a car accident claim. The California statute of limitations specifies that you can sue for injuries within six months of the accident. You are given three years to file for property damage. The time limit mentioned […]

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