Understanding California’s Wrongful Death Statute

According to California’s wrongful death statute, wrongful death is caused by the legal fault of another person or entity. A wrongful death may occur due to wrongful acts of negligence or intentional acts, including crimes. The following people may file a wrongful death lawsuit in California civil court: The deceased person’s surviving spouse or…

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Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) caused by a crash or fall can result in long-term and permanent injuries, including delayed death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TBIs contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths, often stemming from workplace accidents, car crashes, and slip-and-fall incidents. Families are often unprepared…

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What is a California Survival Action?

Under California law, when someone is killed due to another person’s negligence, reckless act, or intentional act, surviving family members have the right to seek justice and compensation on behalf of the deceased individual. A survival action covers damages that the deceased suffered before death, that would have been recoverable in a personal injury…

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Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

In 2021, California’s fatal injury rate reached an all-time high of 56.1 unintentional deaths for every 100,000 individuals. These deaths resulted from car accidents, workplace injuries, drownings, fires, and falls, among other causes. When negligence plays a role in a person’s death, immediate family members of the victim have the legal right to pursue…

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Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits in California

Losing a loved one is a tragic and devastating event, made even more difficult when the death was caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another person or entity. In such cases, the surviving family members may have the right to seek justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. In California, several laws guide…

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Rodriguez & Associates’ 2022 Verdict Increased to a $12 Million Settlement

In December 2022, Daniel Rodriguez and partners Joel Andreesen, Chantal Trujillo, and Danay Gonzalez secured an $11 million wrongful death verdict for the family of a man who was killed in a tragic job site incident. In February 2023, this same case settled for $12 million in total. We were approached by the defense…

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Rodriguez & Associates Secures $11 Million Wrongful Death Verdict

Rodriguez & Associates secured an $11 million verdict for a family in a wrongful death case. On December 1, 2022, a Kern County jury ruled in favor of three young children who lost their father in a tragic incident on his job site, awarding them a total of $11 million in damages in the…

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Most Common Damages in a California Truck Accident

Accidents caused by large commercial trucks can be devastating due to the sheer force of a moving truck hitting a car. In these instances, semi-trucks can be 30-40 times the mass of a standard-sized car, reaching 40 tons when fully loaded. Statistically, in an accident involving a car and a semi-truck, the truck’s occupants…

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing a loved one is a very difficult experience. This grief can turn into anger if someone else’s negligent actions are responsible for your loved one’s death. In these situations, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against him or her in civil court. Under…

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California Oilfield Statistics 2021

California is one of the top 10 oil-producing states in America, with Kern and Ventura counties home to much of that production. In these counties, oilfields provide employment for thousands of individuals, making it an important industry for the livelihoods of many families. While work on the oilfield is inherently dangerous, the right safety…

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