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Are Wrongful Death Settlements Considered Taxable Income in California?

The unexpected loss of a loved one can lead to unimaginable grief. However, this tragic loss can cost you and your family in other ways as well. If the victim contributed to your household, you are likely unprepared to cover their share of expenses or take on their household responsibilities after their death. In California, certain surviving family members...

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Wrongful Death in Auto Accidents

Weinberg Law Offices can help you if you suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligent conduct. Wrongful death is the legal term that describes a situation where negligence results in the death of another person. Wrongful death happens for a variety of reasons, including medical malpractice, workplace accidents, car accidents, plane crashes, exposure to...

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What Is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Survival Action in California?

Surviving family members may have the right to bring a wrongful death when someone dies due to another party’s negligence, intentional wrongful act, or recklessness. Wrongful death claims differ from other types of personal injury cases in several ways. You may also hear of something called a survival action. A survival action can be filed in conjunction with a...

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Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in California

Current California Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations According to the California Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1, plaintiffs have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Note that California shortens this time limit to one year for wrongful death cases involving medical malpractice. After this time limit expires, it’s unlikely...

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Average Wrongful Death Settlement | California

When you lose a loved one, it’s difficult to determine how much you should expect from a wrongful death settlement in California. It’s impossible to put a true price on a life, yet so many places tell you to expect a certain settlement amount based on other cases. However, even if you know the average wrongful death settlement in...

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