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Impact of COVID-19 on Wrongful Death Cases in California

Published May 20, 2024 by The Harker Law Firm

The outbreak of COVID-19 reverberated around the world, upending life as we knew it and exposing critical vulnerabilities in our social and legal frameworks. In the realm of law, particularly in wrongful death cases, the pandemic introduced complexities previously unimagined. Wrongful death claims, which seek justice for deaths caused by the negligence or misconduct of...

How Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Families Seek Compensation

Published September 11, 2023 by The Harker Law Firm

Wrongful death lawyers can use their legal knowledge and resources to give families the best chance of receiving maximum compensation. This includes helping you explore your legal rights, investigating your loved one’s death, and building the strongest possible claim for financial compensation. Wrongful death lawyers not only know the law; they also know the tactics...

Calculating Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

Published September 8, 2023 by The Harker Law Firm

The sudden loss of a loved one in death is an incredibly painful experience. Discovering that someone else’s negligence or intentional act caused the fatal incident can be that much more devastating. Further, a loved one’s death can heavily burden an already-grieving family with significant financial difficulties. In such cases, a successful wrongful death claim...

Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Published September 7, 2023 by The Harker Law Firm

We often hear about accident victims pursuing compensation for their injuries. Yet, when an accident is fatal, how can the surviving relatives of the deceased seek justice? Wrongful death lawsuits protect the rights of family members – people whose lives have been rocked by the wrongful death of a beloved parent, spouse, sibling, or other relation....

How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Published August 21, 2023 by The Harker Law Firm

Few things in life are as traumatic as losing someone dear to you in death. Sadly, it can be even more heartbreaking when your loved one’s death occurred due to another person’s negligent behavior or intentional act. Just as personal injury victims have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim and recover financial...

Are Wrongful Death Settlements Taxable?

Published April 27, 2023 by The Harker Law Firm

Understanding the tax implications of wrongful death settlements can help you make informed decisions when pursuing legal action for your family. In most cases, wrongful death settlements are not considered taxable income by the IRS, but punitive damages should be reported on the recipient’s tax return. However, there are some exceptions to this rule that you should...

How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid Out?

Published April 19, 2023 by The Harker Law Firm

When you secure financial compensation in a wrongful death suit, it will be paid as a lump sum or a structured settlement. A wrongful death attorney can fight for a fair settlement for you and negotiate an agreement that defines terms for the distribution of funds.  Various factors, including your personal circumstances and the defendant’s,...

Chances of Winning a Wrongful Death Suit

Published by The Harker Law Firm

Chances of Winning a Wrongful Death Suit Losing a loved one in death is devastating under any circumstances. Yet, when your loved one loses his or her life due to the reckless actions of another person, it can make the burden even harder to bear. If you find yourself in this situation, you have every...

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in California

Published by The Harker Law Firm

Grieving family members need to know their legal options when a loved one passes away as a result of another person’s carelessness. But there is only a limited amount of time available to pursue a wrongful death claim. A California wrongful death claim could be against a person or company because of a negligent act....

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in El Cajon

Published February 15, 2018 by The Harker Law Firm

Authorities are looking for a vehicle that hit a woman in El Cajon early Thursday morning. KGTV reports that the woman a woman was lying on the road with she was spotted by a man driving to work. Officer Bates of the El Cajon Police stated that paramedics rushed the woman to the hospital but she...

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