2017 California Code
Government Code - GOV
TITLE 1 - GENERAL
DIVISION 3.6 - CLAIMS AND ACTIONS AGAINST PUBLIC ENTITIES AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
PART 8 - SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE AND I-0 CYPRESS STRUCTURE DISASTER RELIEF
Section 997.2.

Universal Citation: CA Govt Code § 997.2 (2017)
997.2.  

The application of any individual who was injured as a result of the collapse of the Bay Bridge or I-880 Cypress structure caused by the October 17, 1989, earthquake, and any surviving spouse, child, dependent adult offspring, or dependent parent of any individual killed as a result of that collapse, may include a request for emergency payment. Upon the determination that the applicant is eligible, the board or its designee shall award emergency payments in the following amounts:

Death of spouse

$50,000

Death of parent by dependent minor

$50,000

Death of parent by dependent adult offspring

$50,000

Death of adult offspring by dependent parent

$25,000

Death of dependent minor

$25,000

Loss of income and medical expenses incurred by injured person

up to $25,000

The maximum award to members of an immediate family pursuant to this section based on any one death shall not exceed two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000). If the aggregate amount of individual payments for members of an immediate family pursuant to this section would otherwise exceed this amount, each individual shall share in this maximum amount proportionately.

Payments made pursuant to this section shall constitute an offset against any amounts received under Section 997.3 as well as any amount which may be received from the state as a result of litigation in the courts of this state. Payments made pursuant to this section shall not constitute an admission of liability nor be admissible as evidence in any court action.

No attorney or other representative shall accept any fee or other compensation for representing any applicant under Section 997.2 unless the compensation is authorized by a superior court upon a finding of exceptional circumstances.

(Added by Stats. 1989, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 22, Sec. 1. Effective November 7, 1989.)

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