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Nov 01

Can a Wrongful Death Judgment be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

Posted by: Personal Injury Attorney  

Individuals throughout the country continue to file for bankruptcy at an alarming rate. The need to file for bankruptcy can often help those who are struggling with mounting debt, but there are unique laws regarding bankruptcy and the discharge of damages that came as the result of civil trial. Here is a quick glimpse at these laws as well as the benefits of having Mr. Hamdam, Los Angeles PI lawyer by your side throughout these legal battles.


Within the state of California, an individual could be released from having to pay damages after a death that was caused by negligence. Due to the nature of these cases, these ordeals become quite complex and the bankruptcy court will often look at the exact charges and the wording of the final ruling made by the judge to determine if the debt can be discharged. These laws are set at a federal level, but there are exceptions to these rules. Those that were convicted of recklessness or gross negligence may not be able to have their debts discharged after filing for bankruptcy. An example of this situation is a driver that was convicted in a drunk driving accident that resulted in the death of another party.

If you have recently found yourself in the midst of one of these legal battles, Farhad Hamdam, Los Angeles wrongful death attorney, is here to help you every step of the way. Contact our office today to begin protecting your finances as well as your record.