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CA wrongful death lawyerMany people throughout the Bay area own boats that allow them easy access to ocean activities and other bodies of water throughout the region. For those that do not, there are numerous charter boat options offering fishing, diving, and pleasure cruising excursions. Unfortunately, a recent boat fire off the coast of Santa Barbara that claimed the lives of several local residents has cast doubt on the safety of these trips. Wrongful death claims could be filed against the charter boat company on behalf of the victim’s families, due to a lack of safety precautions onboard the vessel.

CA Dive Boat Fire Claims Lives of 34 People

A fire that happened on board a scuba diving boat claimed the lives of 34 people over the recent Labor Day weekend. The fire broke out early Labor Day morning, as the vessel was anchored off Santa Cruz Island. The charter originated in Santa Barbara but the majority of people on board were from San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area.

Early reports indicate that the scuba divers were downstairs sleeping when the fire broke out while the boat crew was mainly above deck. Flames quickly raced throughout the below deck cabins, allowing passengers little to no time for escape. While most of the crew survived the blaze by jumping overboard, nearly all of those trapped below went down with the ship.

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CA accident lawyerWhen people hear of car accidents resulting in serious injuries, they tend to think of those that happen along highways, intersections, and other high traffic areas. The recent death of a toddler in San Jose calls attention to one often overlooked site where some of the most potentially deadly types of crashes can occur. Parking lot accidents are an unfortunately common type of collision. The following sheds light on the risks and how these types of crashes frequently happen.

Death of Child Calls Attention to Parking Lot Dangers

A tragedy unfolded in San Jose recently when a three-year-old boy was struck and killed in a local parking lot. The accident happened in East San Jose, at a business near the southwest corner of Santa Clara and 24th Street.

The mother of the boy had just parked her vehicle and was walking into the business while the child waited in the car. The boy apparently was able to get free of his car seat and opened the car door, jumping out of the parked vehicle. At the same time, a motorist in a 2012 Nissan truck was driving along the road. He was unable to stop in time and ended up striking the child.

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CA accident lawyerWhen people hear of car accidents resulting in serious injuries, they tend to think of those that happen along highways, intersections, and other high traffic areas. The recent death of a toddler in San Jose calls attention to one often overlooked site where some of the most potentially deadly types of crashes can occur. Parking lot accidents are an unfortunately common type of collision. The following sheds light on the risks and how these types of crashes frequently happen.

Death of Child Calls Attention to Parking Lot Dangers

A tragedy unfolded in San Jose recently when a three-year-old boy was struck and killed in a local parking lot. The accident happened in East San Jose, at a business near the southwest corner of Santa Clara and 24th Street.

The mother of the boy had just parked her vehicle and was walking into the business while the child waited in the car. The boy apparently was able to get free of his car seat and opened the car door, jumping out of the parked vehicle. At the same time, a motorist in a 2012 Nissan truck was driving along the road. He was unable to stop in time and ended up striking the child.

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CA injury lawyerMotor vehicle accidents happen unexpectedly. The news of a crash or collision involving a loved one comes as a shock to family members and friends. It is particularly devastating when the injuries suffered are severe and life-threatening. In the blink of an eye, a potentially fatal wreck can occur, altering the course of survivor’s lives. Sadly, six families in the Bay area are dealing with this type of tragic situation after a recent weekend resulted in a rash of accidental deaths.

Deadly Weekend In Bay Area

Fatal motor vehicle accidents claimed the lives of six people at various locations over a recent weekend. The incidents occurred over the weekend of June 21 through 24, 2019 and involved different types of highway crashes and collisions:

  • Milpitas: Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a crash that occurred Friday on southbound Interstate 880 near the Dixon Landing Road on-ramp, which claimed the life an unidentified driver.
  • Walnut Creek: A man walking northbound near Main Street on Interstate 680 was killed when he was struck by a vehicle just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
  • San Jose: A pedestrian accident claimed the life of a three-year-old boy at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in San Jose. A pickup truck hit the toddler when he stepped in front of the vehicle in a parking lot.
  • Oakley: The driver was killed and a passenger was injured when the van they were traveling in hit a power pole just before 10:30 a.m. on Cypress Road and O’Hara Avenue. The vehicle was reported to be traveling at roughly 100 miles per hour when the crash occurred and police suspect a medical emergency or mechanical failure may have been the cause.
  • San Francisco: A multi-car collision in the Bayview neighborhood claimed the lives of a man and woman at 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

Help for Family Members in Motor Vehicle Crashes

When motor vehicle accidents occur, those involved can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs they suffer from the at-fault party through an insurance settlement or personal injury claim. What happens when someone is killed as the result of a crash?

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CA injury lawyerMotor vehicle accidents happen unexpectedly. The news of a crash or collision involving a loved one comes as a shock to family members and friends. It is particularly devastating when the injuries suffered are severe and life-threatening. In the blink of an eye, a potentially fatal wreck can occur, altering the course of survivor’s lives. Sadly, six families in the Bay area are dealing with this type of tragic situation after a recent weekend resulted in a rash of accidental deaths.

Deadly Weekend In Bay Area

Fatal motor vehicle accidents claimed the lives of six people at various locations over a recent weekend. The incidents occurred over the weekend of June 21 through 24, 2019 and involved different types of highway crashes and collisions:

  • Milpitas: Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a crash that occurred Friday on southbound Interstate 880 near the Dixon Landing Road on-ramp, which claimed the life an unidentified driver.
  • Walnut Creek: A man walking northbound near Main Street on Interstate 680 was killed when he was struck by a vehicle just after 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
  • San Jose: A pedestrian accident claimed the life of a three-year-old boy at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in San Jose. A pickup truck hit the toddler when he stepped in front of the vehicle in a parking lot.
  • Oakley: The driver was killed and a passenger was injured when the van they were traveling in hit a power pole just before 10:30 a.m. on Cypress Road and O’Hara Avenue. The vehicle was reported to be traveling at roughly 100 miles per hour when the crash occurred and police suspect a medical emergency or mechanical failure may have been the cause.
  • San Francisco: A multi-car collision in the Bayview neighborhood claimed the lives of a man and woman at 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

Help for Family Members in Motor Vehicle Crashes

When motor vehicle accidents occur, those involved can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs they suffer from the at-fault party through an insurance settlement or personal injury claim. What happens when someone is killed as the result of a crash?

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employment discrimination, wrongful death claim, San Jose employment law attorneys, employer liability, chronic health conditionsMany people suffer from ongoing disabilities and chronic health conditions that prevent them from performing certain types of tasks on their job. While employers have the right to require you to perform specific duties as part of your job description, employment discrimination is illegal and workers are protected against having to engage in activities that could end up putting them in harm's way due to their disabilities. A recent case involving the wrongful death of a San Jose judge highlights the types of problems disabled employees can run into, and how their employers can be held liable in a claim.

Employer Held Liable for Job-Related Death of San Jose Judge

This case centered on a 74-year-old administrative law judge with the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. According to a May 2018 report in the Sacramento Bee, he had worked at the San Jose office for 13 years, presiding over unemployment cases. He suffered from a documented heart condition, which ended up claiming his life in September 2015. In the months prior to his passing, he believed his employer was discriminating against him on the basis of his disability.

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employment discrimination, wrongful death claim, San Jose employment law attorneys, employer liability, chronic health conditionsMany people suffer from ongoing disabilities and chronic health conditions that prevent them from performing certain types of tasks on their job. While employers have the right to require you to perform specific duties as part of your job description, employment discrimination is illegal and workers are protected against having to engage in activities that could end up putting them in harm's way due to their disabilities. A recent case involving the wrongful death of a San Jose judge highlights the types of problems disabled employees can run into, and how their employers can be held liable in a claim.

Employer Held Liable for Job-Related Death of San Jose Judge

This case centered on a 74-year-old administrative law judge with the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. According to a May 2018 report in the Sacramento Bee, he had worked at the San Jose office for 13 years, presiding over unemployment cases. He suffered from a documented heart condition, which ended up claiming his life in September 2015. In the months prior to his passing, he believed his employer was discriminating against him on the basis of his disability.

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wrongful death claim, San Jose personal injury attorneys, taser use, personal injury claim, law enforcement officialsAmid the controversy erupting over officer-related shootings, people often wonder why law enforcement officials do not rely more on tasers as a way of subduing and disarming subjects. Unfortunately, a recent wrongful death claim in San Jose shows that in some cases tasers can prove just as deadly.

As police departments and policy makers debate the use of tasers in local districts, it is important for even law abiding San Jose citizens to be aware of the potentially deadly health effects.

San Jose Controversy over Taser Use

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wrongful death claim, San Jose personal injury attorneys, taser use, personal injury claim, law enforcement officialsAmid the controversy erupting over officer-related shootings, people often wonder why law enforcement officials do not rely more on tasers as a way of subduing and disarming subjects. Unfortunately, a recent wrongful death claim in San Jose shows that in some cases tasers can prove just as deadly.

As police departments and policy makers debate the use of tasers in local districts, it is important for even law abiding San Jose citizens to be aware of the potentially deadly health effects.

San Jose Controversy over Taser Use

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California accident attorney, California injury lawyerA recent study that looked at motorcycle accident fatalities nationwide has concluded that California has the second highest number of motorbike deaths in 2015. The only state with more motorcycle fatalities was Florida, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association study.

The study showed that across the nation, motorcycle fatalities had increased. More than 5,000 riders died in 2015, and increase from the 4,548 death in 2014. This means that 2015 was the third year in history that the death toll rose above 5,000.

The good news for Californians is that the overall motorcycle fatality rate was down 7 percent from the year before. Since there are so many riders in California, however, the total number of deaths was still the second highest in the nation, despite the decreased rate.

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California accident attorney, California injury lawyerA recent study that looked at motorcycle accident fatalities nationwide has concluded that California has the second highest number of motorbike deaths in 2015. The only state with more motorcycle fatalities was Florida, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association study.

The study showed that across the nation, motorcycle fatalities had increased. More than 5,000 riders died in 2015, and increase from the 4,548 death in 2014. This means that 2015 was the third year in history that the death toll rose above 5,000.

The good news for Californians is that the overall motorcycle fatality rate was down 7 percent from the year before. Since there are so many riders in California, however, the total number of deaths was still the second highest in the nation, despite the decreased rate.

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California accident attorney, California wrongful death lawyerWrongful deaths are tragic and unfortunately happen frequently each year. According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 136,053 unintentional injury deaths and 13,959 unintentional fall deaths in the United States in one year.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims are a type of lawsuit that can be brought by a deceased person’s family when the deceased person died in an accident that was not his or her fault. It may be possible for the family to recover even if the family member died due to reasons that were partially his or her fault.

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California accident attorney, California wrongful death lawyerWrongful deaths are tragic and unfortunately happen frequently each year. According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 136,053 unintentional injury deaths and 13,959 unintentional fall deaths in the United States in one year.

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims are a type of lawsuit that can be brought by a deceased person’s family when the deceased person died in an accident that was not his or her fault. It may be possible for the family to recover even if the family member died due to reasons that were partially his or her fault.

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California wrongful death claim, California personal injury attorneyIf a loved one dies in an accident that was not his or her fault, you may be able to recover damages. While no monetary amount will ever be able to completely compensate you for the loss of a loved one, it is important that you hire a lawyer who focuses on wrongful death action who can fight for you in this difficult time.

Wrongful death actions are meant to compensate the family of someone who died for its loss of support and services, funeral expenses, and loss of companionship. Included in the damage calculation is the loss of financial support that the deceased person will no longer provide.

Under California wrongful death law, only certain groups may recover these money damages:

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California wrongful death claim, California personal injury attorneyIf a loved one dies in an accident that was not his or her fault, you may be able to recover damages. While no monetary amount will ever be able to completely compensate you for the loss of a loved one, it is important that you hire a lawyer who focuses on wrongful death action who can fight for you in this difficult time.

Wrongful death actions are meant to compensate the family of someone who died for its loss of support and services, funeral expenses, and loss of companionship. Included in the damage calculation is the loss of financial support that the deceased person will no longer provide.

Under California wrongful death law, only certain groups may recover these money damages:

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