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Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Construction Accident

Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Construction Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. When a loved one dies at work, the family is able to collect death benefits through the business’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, if an accidental death is due to negligence, the family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While filing a wrongful death claim may be the right recourse for a family deprived of their loved ones support and presence, it does not affect the grief they experience. It is aimed at relieving the family’s economic worry. Let’s look at the benefits a wrongful death lawsuit may have over workers’ compensation.

Death Benefits in a Workers’ Comp Claim

Burden of Proof and Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Burden of Proof and Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Losing a loved one is a terrible experience at any time. However, that sense of loss is compounded when the death was caused by the negligent actions of another person or entity. While nothing will bring back that loved one, placing a claim for monetary damages due to a wrongful death, which is a civil action, can bring some closure to the family.

Burden of Proof

Wrongful Death Lawsuit When a Family Member Dies

Wrongful Death Lawsuit When a Family Member Dies

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. State laws cover who can place a wrongful death claim following the death of a loved one caused by negligence. In this way, the family of the decedent can seek legal remedy through a civil suit for the financial loss caused by the wrongful death. It also allows the family to seek justice against the individual or entity that caused the untimely death of their loved one.

Eligibility to File a Claim for Wrongful Death

Two Fatalities After Highway 99 Collision in Sacramento

Two Fatalities After Highway 99 Collision in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. A two-vehicle collision in the early hours of June 7, 2018, ended with the death of two men. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital for treatment. No word has been released yet on his identity or medical condition. The accident happened along northbound Highway 99 and caused lanes in both directions to be closed down for several hours. I want to extend my sympathy and prayers to the families of the men who died in the crash and to the other injured driver with the hope that his injuries will heal soon.

What Happened

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Death of Young Athlete With CTE

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Case of Young Athlete With CTE

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. The father of a former Ohio high school football star has filed a lawsuit against the makers of helmets worn by his son since he was eight years old. The suit alleges that due to the faulty design of the helmets, his son developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. The young man died after suffering a seizure in 2016 and drowned. An autopsy showed that he had the characteristic lesions of CTE.  

Details of the Lawsuit

Infant Dies in Sacramento Multiple Vehicle Collision

Infant Dies in Sacramento Multiple Vehicle Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. A multiple-vehicle collision resulted in the death of an infant in West Sacramento on Saturday, June 2, near the California Highway Patrol Academy. First responders attempted CPR on the 1-year-old, however, those efforts were futile. The accident, which occurred along Interstate 80 near the exit for Reed Avenue, happened in the afternoon hours. My heartfelt sympathy goes to the family and their friends for this tragic loss and in their time of great sorrow.

Drunk Driving May Have Been a Factor in the Crash

Tesla Autopilot Engaged When California Driver Killed

Tesla Autopilot Engaged When California Driver Killed

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Tesla just announced that the company has introduced new safety features for their vehicles following the death of a California driver who recently died when the car’s autopilot malfunctioned. The accident occurred on May 23 when the vehicle, with the autopilot engaged, crashed with a roadside barrier, causing it to catch fire. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Walter Huang, 38, from San Mateo. Another incident occurred in March when one of the vehicles struck and killed a 49-year-old pedestrian in Arizona, apparently without detecting her presence as she walked across the road.

Were Both Vehicles on Autopilot?

Prevent Swimming Pool Deaths This Year in Sacramento

Prevent Swimming Pool Deaths This Year in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Summertime can be great fun for your family when they go swimming. However, an accident while in the pool or spa caused by negligence can result in a wrongful death. For every child that accidentally drowns, five others are taken to emergency rooms for treatment due to a near drowning. Half of those children require hospitalization and may end up with traumatic brain injury, nerve damage or spinal cord injuries.

Accidental Drowning

Single Vehicle Crash on Cap City Freeway

Single Vehicle Crash on Cap City Freeway

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. A recent accident claimed a life when a vehicle traveling north on Business 80 was involved in a collision. The car reportedly went airborne and crashed down 15 feet onto Arden Way, narrowly missing other vehicles. The collision caused a power pole to dangle dangerously by its wires over the Cap City Freeway. The danger from the pole and vehicle required the closure of multiple lanes and an on-ramp while authorities waited for a crew to make repairs. I would like to offer my sympathy to the family and friends of the decedent.

Accident Details

Wrongful Death Law Suit: Essential Information You Need

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Essential Information You Need

I’m Sacramento wrongful death lawyer Ed Smith. Wrongful death is a subject that most people don’t know much about until they are faced with losing someone they love due to the wrong actions of another person. One question that commonly arises is how the financial loss is calculated following the loss of a loved one. Let’s take a look at the economic and noneconomic damages involved in a wrongful death lawsuit as well as California law. Economic damages include the financial support the decedent would have provided his/her dependents if that person had lived. This generally consists of the spouse, children or others who lived in the household and were supported by the decedent financially by at least 50 percent. Economic damages also include the funeral and burial expenses. Other economic damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are generally calculated on the following:

  • Earnings the decedent would have received throughout his/her lifetime. This would depend on education and the job held by the decedent. Juries also have the option of considering what the decedent’s earning potential would have been, other than actual earnings.

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