Wrongful Death Attorney California
When you find your life turned upside down by the tragic death of a loved one, you might wonder if you have legal grounds to pursue a wrongful death suit to hold those responsible accountable.
Contacting a wrongful death attorney in California may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is the first step toward seeking justice and recovering your peace of mind after a tragic death caused by another person or business’s negligent or reckless conduct.
Wrongful deaths can cause much more than emotional pain. Families victimized by the wrongful death of a loved one often suffer financial losses as well, including loss of the decedent’s income and support, burial or cremation costs, and medical debt.
What are Wrongful Death Cases in California?
In California, a wrongful death suit may be filed when a victim dies due to the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or other wrongful actions of another person, business, or other type of entity.
Here are some common causes of wrongful death suits:
- Vehicle accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Nursing home abuse or neglect;
- Premises liability leading to death;
- Construction-site accidents; and
- Other fatal incidents caused by others’ careless, negligent, or reckless actions.
Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Case in California
Below is a list of persons who may have a lawful right to pursue a wrongful death suit in California:
- Surviving spouse;
- Domestic partner;
- Children and grandchildren; and
- Dependents of the decedent
If you are among those listed above, it is critical to contact a wrongful death attorney in California evaluate your claim for wrongful death of your loved one.
What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Case in California?
When you lose a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or business, you suffer both emotional and financial losses that may continue indefinitely.
It may seem impossible to put a monetary value on a relationship. Yet, when a loved one dies — you do lose companionship. You’ll no longer get to spend time walking on the beach, talking on the couch, going to the movies, or enjoying time together.
Depending on your relationship to the decedent, you may be able to pursue general damages for your personal losses: loss of society and companionship, love, affection, company, support, and more.
In addition, you may be able to pursue economic damages you suffered, such as:
- Medical expenses;
- Funeral expenses;
- Loss of future wages;
- Loss of benefits (medical insurance, retirement, etc.); and
- Additional economic losses.
Pursuing Accountability and Financial Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case in California
If you’ve lost a loved one due to another’s careless or reckless actions, it is important that you contact an attorney early on so the investigation can begin and the necessary evidence and records be identified, located, and secured.
We will always value your emotional and financial recovery as our number one priority. A real person will answer all your calls, emails, or texts within 24 hours in most cases. All questions will be answered as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis — which means you pay us nothing unless we settle your case or win at trial.
We serve the following communities: Los Angeles, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Chatsworth, Northridge, Beverly Hills, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Agoura, Canoga Park, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Glendale, San Pedro, Torrance, Compton, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Kern County, Santa Barbara County, and San Diego County