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New California Law Allows for Pain and Suffering Damages in Survival Actions

In California, when a person is killed as a result of someone else’s wrongful act, their legal rights do not die with them. A personal representative can bring a lawsuit in the victim’s behalf, known as a survival action, pursuing the damages the victim would have been entitled to recover had he or she survived. […]

Wrongful Death Lawsuits and Survival Actions: What’s the Difference?

If a member of your family died as the result of the negligence or other wrongful act of another person, you may be able to recover financial compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit and a survival action. While on the surface, the two may seem interchangeable, wrongful death claims and survival actions are distinct in […]