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Suing for Self-Inflicted Injuries in California

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

At first, filing a lawsuit for self-inflicted injuries might seem ridiculous. After all, if you choose to harm yourself, you cannot turn around and blame someone else…or can you? As it turns out, there are a few situations in which it may be possible to sue a negligent third party for self-inflicted injuries and… Read More »

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Can I Sue the Police After a Fatal Chase in California

Can I Sue the Police After a Fatal Chase in California?

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

 Many police departments in California are very quick to begin chasing suspects. Sometimes these actions are justified – especially when the suspect poses a danger to the general public. But what happens when innocent motorists get caught up in the mayhem and suffer injuries? What happens when innocent pedestrians are struck and killed due… Read More »

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Mother of Slain Inmate Sues California Prison

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

We all know that inmates are incarcerated because they have committed crimes. Some of these crimes may be considered “unforgivable” by many. Be that as it may, we do not kill guilty people in California due to a moratorium on the death penalty signed by Governor Newsom in 2019. Unfortunately, inmates are often treated… Read More »

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How Much Money Can I Get for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Los Angeles?

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Surviving family members are often under serious financial pressures. When you lose a loved one in an accident, your entire life can be thrown into disarray. Putting aside the obvious emotional impact of such an incident, you also need to consider how you are going to continue feeding your family. Your loved one might… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines After Man Infected Aboard Grand Princess Dies Alone

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Los Angeles, CA May 4, 2020 The devastated family of a man who died from COVID-19 after being exposed to the virus aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles Federal Court. Several media outlets covered this story, including: Lehigh Valley Live Law360 CBS Los Angeles MyNewsLA Upnews… Read More »

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Bay Area jury awards $21.4 million to the families of two brothers who died of cancer as a result of benzene exposure

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

San Francisco, CA (March 29, 2019) – A jury in Contra Costa Superior Court today awarded $21.4 million to the families of two brothers who died of cancer as a result of their exposure to the known cancer-causing chemical benzene. The trial lasted over four weeks with the jury deliberating for roughly 3 days…. Read More »

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California Supreme Court Reaffirms Duty of Care—Even When Parked

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

The California Supreme Court recently announced a new ruling that reaffirms the state’s commitment to protecting the rights of the injured-or in this case, the family of the deceased. The case stems from a vehicle accident in which the driver of a tractor-trailer owned by Ralphs Grocery parked along the shoulder of Interstate 10… Read More »

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Losing Their Cool: Night Club Bouncer Assault

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

Losing Their Cool: Night Club Bouncer Assault People think of night clubs and bars as gathering places for individuals to meet, let loose and have some fun. Nobody goes to a bar expecting to be hurt. However when individuals congregate to drink and inhibitions are diminished, devastating injuries can result. In addition to the… Read More »

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California Wrongful Death Lawsuits Must Join All Heirs

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

California Wrongful Death Lawsuits Must Join All Heirs Generally, when California residents die in fatal accident, their heirs must band together to pursue one wrongful death lawsuit.This is because California adheres to what is known as the “one-action rule.” The rule operates just like one would assume from its title – only one action… Read More »

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California Caltrain deaths often due to rail line company negligence

By Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. |

California Caltrain Deaths Often Due to Rail Line Company Negligence California’s commuter rail line, Caltrain, claimed its twelfth fatality of 2012 just two weeks prior to end of the year. A 56-year-old Oakland man walking near a Caltrain station one evening was struck and killed in a collision with the fast-moving train. Caltrain officials… Read More »

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