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Can a Passenger’s Family Sue the Driver for Wrongful Death?

Can Passenger's Family Sue the Driver for a Wrongful Death?

Can a passenger’s family sue the driver for wrongful death after a fatal car accident?  Absolutely.  In California, a wrongful death occurs whenever someone loses their life due to the negligence of another driver.  They don’t have to be in different vehicles.  If the victim is not in the immediate family of the driver a wrongful death action should be brought on behalf of the victim’s family. These cases can be quite trying for the family.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after 40 years of experience with wrongful death cases I can tell you it take endurance for the family of those who are lost.  Especially when the driver who is responsible faces criminal charges such as a Fatal Felony DUI or vehicular manslaughter.  The criminal case should be completed before the family pursues the civil and financial case of wrongful death.  This allows facts to be established by

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Boy Scouts Face a Day of Reckoning for Sexual Abuse

Boy Scouts Face a Day of Reckoning for Sexual Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America have recently filed for a Chapter 11 reorganization under US bankruptcy laws.  The Boy Scouts face a day of reckoning for sexual abuse across many years. The bankruptcy strategy will have a significant impact on the hundreds of cases presently filed against the Boy Scouts as well as those which will follow in the future.  My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of representing victims of sexual assault, STD transmission and other civil offenses I can tell you most victims simply want to be able to face an accountable party and hold what has happened up to the light. The Boy Scouts of America have been accused of covering up sexual abuse by scoutmasters, adult volunteers and others throughout the organization for years.  The Scouts kept a secret file which they used to keep track of previous perpetrators.  The organization is

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Should You File a Civil Lawsuit for Hazing in California?

File a Civil Lawsuit for Hazing in California

Should you file a civil lawsuit for hazing in California?  Has your son or daughter suffered injury, sexual harassment or assault or lost their life in an induction ceremony or hazing associated with any sorority or fraternity, college, university or any private or parochial school in California? My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as a trial attorney in civil lawsuits I can tell you it is absolutely appropriate to file a civil lawsuit if your dependent is the victim of hazing. Hazing is absolutely against the law here in California.  Those who are responsible for causing any injury, loss of life or sexual assault and battery will face misdemeanor or felony criminal charges based upon the severity of the hazing and the impact it had upon the victim.  The criminal charges associated with activities in a hazing case can result in prison time

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