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Bus driver charges in wrongful death of 4 passengers

Criminal charges may be only the beginning of the trouble ahead for the driver of a tour bus that met a deadly end one year ago this month. A district attorney in California recently announced a string of charges against the man at the wheel when the bus veered off the road, killing four. It is not uncommon for the families of those who lose their lives in commercial vehicle accidents to investigate the options for filing wrongful death lawsuits against those believed responsible for the tragedies.

Wrongful death or wrongful injury? It could make a big difference

A tragic case is gaining attention in California. A young girl hangs in the void between being alive and dead. If she is dead, her family will pursue a wrongful death claim against the hospital that they claim caused her injury. However, if she is alive, the claim would change to a wrongful injury. Now, a court must decide.

When a manufacturer's mistake turns into a wrongful death claim

The Food and Drug Administration imposes rules and regulations on the manufacturers of the food, drinks and drugs that you consume. However, that does not stop manufacturers of these products from making critical errors during the manufacturing process that could put you and your family in harm's way. Some of those mistakes could end in your filing a wrongful death claim in a California civil court.

Wrongful death claim against tennis star Venus Williams

Venus Williams, the tennis megastar, has remained at the top of the pro tour for many years. She is a five-time winner of Wimbledon, and at age 37, has made it to this year's finals. Many tennis fans in California will be rooting for her. Unfortunately, she's also the defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit brought against her in another state. 

Drowning accident may be case of wrongful death

Every year, thousands of California residents flock to pools, spas, beaches and other locations to enjoy the day. Others take to the waterways for a day of boating, tubing or skiing. Most of the time, these occasions are fun-filled and end with everyone looking forward to the next opportunity. However, sometimes the unthinkable happens and someone drowns. Many times this is a simple accident; however, at other times it is the result of someone else's negligence, and a claim for wrongful death can be made.

Wrongful death claim follows overdose at 2015 music festival

Two years ago, a 24-year-old California man attended the Electric Daisy Carnival in another state and never returned home. The young man died that night from a drug overdose. His parents have now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the promoters of the event who are based in Beverly Hills.

Chiropractor visit leads to wrongful death claim

Back pain, shoulder pain, a pinched nerve – these are all reasons why a California resident may decide to visit a chiropractor. Typically, the chiropractor will perform x-rays on a new patient and then recommend treatment. Treatment usually consists of manual adjustments to the patient's body in order to relieve the pain and provide proper alignment. A patient goes to the chiropractor seeking relief rather than the possibility of becoming a victim of wrongful death.

Wrongful death claim settled for over $1 million

In the typical California traffic stop, a law enforcement officer signals for the individual to stop. After stopping, the individual and officer have a conversation and the end result is usually a ticket. At times, the individual may end up accompanying the officer to the police station. Unfortunately, sometimes something goes wrong in the interaction between the motorist and the police officer, and someone gets hurt or even killed. One such incident resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit that was recently settled.

Texting and driving can lead to wrongful death

It may come across as a single sound, a series of musical tones or any number of other indicators. Regardless, one is notified that a text message is waiting. When not involved in something more important, the individual will most likely want to go ahead and check the message. However, if the individual is driving, that small act can have deadly consequences that end up in a wrongful death claim in a California court.

Wrongful death claim filed again nursing home owner

After an injury or illness that requires hospitalization, it is possible that an individual will be placed in a California nursing home or treatment facility until ready to return home. While a resident in one of these facilities, it is assumed that the individual will receive the care needed to recuperate and recover. Unfortunately, several California facilities have recently come under scrutiny and are now answering to complaints of wrongful death.

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