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How long do you have to file a wrongful death suit in California?

Sometimes a person dies due to an accident. The accident may be simply that -- an "accident" that was unexpected and was the fault of no one. However, all too often people die in accidents that are the fault of another party. For example, a person could die in a car crash caused by a negligent driver, or a person could be the victim of medical malpractice. When a loved one dies due to the actions of another party, the victim's loved ones may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it is important that they do not wait too long to do so, since there is a "statute of limitations" on wrongful claims in California that limits how long a person has to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

Millennial parents admit to texting and driving, study says

By now most people in California are aware that using a cellphone while behind the wheel of a car can be dangerous. Such distractions take a driver's focus off of the task of driving. When they are not aware of their surroundings, distracted drivers can easily cause a car accident. And, according to one study, millennial parents -- those parents between the ages of 22 to 37 -- are highly likely to use a cellphone while driving.

Premises liability claim against Dodgers headed to mediation

Baseball fans in California may remember a certain 2015 playoff game between the Dodgers and the Mets. While the Mets ultimately prevailed over the Dodgers, most people could agree that a fair game was played, and Dodgers fans ultimately looked forward to the next season in hopes of a victory therein. However, one Dodgers fan was seriously injured in a physical altercation after a 2015 playoff game and decided to pursue a legal claim against the Dodgers and the people he says attacked him.

The right approach to truck accident cases

Trucking is an integral part of commerce in our nation, allowing produce grown in California to reach store shelves in Maine. However, there is no denying that it takes special care to operate a fully-loaded semi-truck. Truckers must have a special license showing they are trained to operate these behemoth vehicles. In addition, there are rules in place regarding how long a trucker can be on the road before being required to take a rest break, to prevent drowsy driving. Why all these rules? It is because an accident involving an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer has the potential to be catastrophic.

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