wrongful death lawsuit

How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

Surviving family members or a deceased person’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party whose wrongful act or failure to act caused the death of a close relative. If your loved one met an untimely death because of someone’s wrongful or illegal negligent, reckless, or intentional act, you might...

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Attorney and family discussing wrongful death claim.

Benefits of Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit arises when a family member dies because of the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. The lawsuit is a civil action that is separate and apart from any criminal charges filed against the party responsible for another person’s death. The civil lawsuit is not dependent upon...

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Can a Family Member Sue for Wrongful Death?

If the negligence or wrongdoing of an individual or party causes the death of an individual, the party responsible for causing the death might be held liable for civil damages under California’s wrongful death laws. The law provides a process for a person’s loved ones to seek compensation for their loss...

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J&Y Law Firm discusses the best ways to prove a wrongful death claim.

How Do You Prove a Wrongful Death Claim?

The death of a loved one or family member can be difficult for anyone to experience. The loss and grief can be almost unbearable. However, when the death was preventable, there is an added level to the grief and loss. Had it not been for the negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing of...

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