Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Information about wrongful death in San Diego, California and surrounding areas. Our law firm offers free consultations to the families of wrongful death victims.

The 100 Deadliest Days Are Here – Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

The period between Labor Day and Memorial Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers. This is because there are more teens on the road during the summer while school is out, and teens are more likely to engage in behaviors that can contribute to car accidents. Did you know that teenagers are nearly three times as likely to die in car accidents compared to adults? That conclusions comes from a study by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, which made that determination using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the study: Compared to drivers 18 and up, drivers 16 and 17 are 3.9 times more likely to be involved in an accident Compared to drivers 18 and up, drivers 16 and 17 are 2.6 times more likely to die in a car accident Compared to drivers 30 to 59, drivers 16 and…
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What Is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit made after someone dies as a result of the negligence of another person or organization. In California, wrongful death claims can be made by a deceased person’s spouse, domestic partner, parents, children of deceased siblings, grandparents or anyone financially dependent on the deceased person. It is important to note that wrongful death does not occur in the same circumstances as homicide; think of it more as an extreme personal injury case. Newly-released information about the recent debacle between the Chula Vista Fire Department (CVFD) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) revealed that an incident involving the two departments had the potential to result in a wrongful death. A Ford Mustang flipped over on I-805, and the CVFD responded first to the scene. The fire truck was parked to protect emergency crews and accident victims from oncoming traffic. Then, a CHP officer arrived…
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