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California wildfire damage adding up

The recent wildfires that have spread throughout California have now been called the worst wildfires to cross the region's history. The numbers are staggering in loss of life, homes, vehicles, land, infrastructure and more. The tragic loss of life in these fires is adding up as families still search for loved ones and find serious, hard realities.

San Jose Reaches 32nd Fatal Accident for 2015

Just last Monday, San Jose reported its 32nd fatal traffic accident for the year. That number reaches close to the yearly total for 2013 (40) and surpasses many of the previous yearly totals already. The accident took place early in the morning after a speeding Chevy Tahoe hit a curb, rolled over, and ejected the driver. He was ruled dead at the scene. Another man who was in the vehicle had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Can I Bring a Wrongful Death Claim Against a Government Agency?

Losing a loved one is always difficult, no matter the circumstances. However, when your loved one's death is connected to the negligent, reckless, or criminal actions of another person, company, or agency, it can be all the more frustrating and devastating. California law allows for those considered to be "next of kin" to pursue wrongful death claims against the liable party or parties. So what happens when that liable party is a government agency or employee? Do the laws and statutes change? Should you approach the case differently? Read below to get informed on your rights.

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