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Motorcycle Fatalities Rise Across the Nation

We talked earlier about how the profile and handling ability of a motorcycle makes the vehicles inherently dangerous. Despite that danger, the ride and freedom offered by a motorcycle is unequaled. And each year, more people are considering using motorcycles to reduce their costs of transportation. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), motorcycle […]

Last Season at Candlestick Park Claims Life of Devoted Fan

A 32-year-old Hayward man died on opening day of the last season for Candlestick Park. On the Jamestown pedestrian crossway, Kevin Hayes fell from the overpass at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 8th, just after kick-off between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers. Mr. Hayes was a welder and a machinist […]

Irvine Man Convicted of Second-Degree Murder in Drunk Driving Death of Teen

In May 2011, 14-year-old Ashton Sweet and three of her friends were returning from a party in a car driven by a father of one of her friends. On a collision course with the car was a pickup truck driven by Ashton Farley of Irvine. The drama that began that night ended in October this […]

What is the Difference Between Survivor Actions and Wrongful Death?

When someone is killed because of another person’s actions, they and their loved ones have several options for legal recourse.  The details of the circumstances surrounding the death set the stage for what those options are.  Two possibilities are Survivor Actions or Wrongful Death cases.  The difference between these two actions can be confusing, but […]

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