Losing a loved one can be a painful experience. This can be made even more traumatic if the death was due to the fault of another person or entity. The victim’s family is often left dealing with the emotional and financial burden of their loss may obtain some relief with a wrongful death lawsuit. At the Los Angeles headquartered personal injury law firm of J&Y we fight for the rights of families. We represent those that have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others in Los Angeles and across California.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is possible when a person is killed as the result of negligence, product liability, or malice on the part of another person. Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be complicated since you must demonstrate that the actions of others caused or contributed to the death. Accidents involving negligence include automobile or airplane accidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice among others. Intentional violence that causes death is also grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. The person or persons responsible may also be prosecuted under criminal law in those cases.
California law also limits the amount of time to file a lawsuit. While the general statute allows up to two years, this can be shorter in medical malpractice cases and other special circumstances. If you feel you may have a claim, it is critical you speak with an attorney promptly.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
Surviving family members, such as a spouse, children, or any others who depended on the deceased person for support, can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in California. A number of other factors are often involved in determining who can file a wrongful death claim. However, particularly when the decedent has no surviving family members or dies without a will in place.
Regardless of the circumstances, it is crucial to speak to an experienced wrongful death attorney. They can help you determine if you have grounds to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. The damages that survivors may be awarded include the amount of financial support the deceased person would have provided, loss of care and companionship, the cost of pre-death medical treatment, and funeral expenses.
How the Law Firm of J&Y Handles Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge that are essential to bringing successful wrongful death claims. Our goal is to obtain compensation for survivors so that they do not have to suffer further from their loss. We will engage in intricate and detailed negotiations for a fair settlement from the insurance company. Our lawyers are fully prepared to litigate the case in court if we are unable to obtain just compensation through negotiation.
We know that the survivors are often faced with the emotional challenge of grieving along with the anger of knowing that another person was responsible for the death of their loved one. We offer family members compassion and knowledge to help guide them through this difficult time. If you suffered the loss of a loved one because of another’s actions, call our office today at (888) 806-6722 for a free evaluation of your case. Our attorneys will travel to you, and there is never a fee unless you win your case or settle.