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Wrongful Death Settlements And Taxes: What Is Tax Exempt What Is Not?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
It seems as if just about anything is subject to taxes nowadays, which is why many people tend to believe that wrongful death settlements are taxable as well. But that is not entirely true, and our Los Angeles wrongful death attorney is going to explain why. Although there are some insignificant exceptions to …
Did Bill Paxton Die Due to Surgical Negligence? His Family’s Wrongful Death Suit Says Yes
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Friday, April 27, 2018.
Almost one year after actor Bill Paxton passed away, his surviving family members have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing both Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Dr. Ali Khoynezhad of negligence. According to Paxton’s family, the surgical procedure performed on the late actor was beyond the capabilities of the doctor in question, and there …
Suicide and Wrongful Death: You May Be Entitled to Compensation in California, But It’s Tricky
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Friday, April 13, 2018.
In the vast majority of civil wrongful death lawsuits involving someone’s death, it is more or less possible to establish liability and fault of another person (if some party is believed to be at fault for causing the death either due to negligence or intentional act). But holding someone liable for a suicide …
Uber’s Testing of Autonomous Vehicle Kills 49-year Old Woman
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Uber’s recent testing of its own autonomous vehicle recently killed a 49-year old woman. While Arizona may be a common area for testing autonomous vehicles, this is the first death involving such a vehicle. On Sunday evening of March 18, 2018, Elaine Herberg was walking her bicycle across the street when she was struck …
Things You Did Not Know About Wrongful Death Laws in California
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Although California wrongful death laws can be easily accessed via the Internet, there are quite a few things that are not immediately clear to those pursuing compensation for the death of their loved one. We brought our Los Angeles wrongful death attorney to outline a few things in state laws a typical claimant …
Evidence Heard in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Re: Mystery Mansion Death
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
When Rebecca Zahau was found hanged at her boyfriend’s home in July 2011, the initial assumption may have been that it was an act of suicide, however, her family have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that Zahau was strangled before her body was staged to appear as though she had hanged herself. …
Family of Minnesota Teen Awarded $2 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Friday, December 1, 2017.
What should have been a routine dental procedure quickly turned into a parent’s worst nightmare? On June 9, 2015, seventeen-year-old Sydney Galleger of Edina, MN visited a dentist to have her wisdom teeth removed. But when she placed under anesthesia, she never woke up. The Galleger family accused Dr. Tompach and his staff …
Deadly Wildfires: Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Los Angeles and California as a whole is no stranger to wildfires and the fatalities and damages that come along with the destructive force of nature. Despite many thinking that it’s impossible to hold some party in particular accountable for a wildfire’s damage or even wrongful death of their family members, what many …
What You Need to Know About Wrongful Death
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Wrongful Death on Friday, October 6, 2017.
The loss of a family member or a loved one is always devastating.  But it is especially difficult when it happens to a person who is the head of a household. Not only must family members deal with the emotional pain, they will also have to deal with tremendous financial hardships brought on …