Wrongful Death

California Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity. A wrongful death is one of the most tragic and devastating events a family member or loved one can experience. Because coping with the grief alone associated with the wrongful death of a family member or loved one can be overwhelming, it is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney who can provide both compassion and guidance concerning related legal claims.

Some of the most common catastrophic events that may result in a wrongful death include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Construction Site and Industrial Workplace Accidents
  • Defective Automobile Parts
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Recreational Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents

Although there is no remedy or financial award that can bring back or truly compensate for the loss of a loved one, our California wrongful death attorneys can help you seek financial compensation for any losses resulting from the death of a loved one. Contacting a wrongful death attorney in a timely manner is important in order to pursue potential claims within applicable statutes of limitation and to preserve evidence related to the wrongful death.

Who May Bring a California Wrongful Death Claim

Under California's wrongful death laws, certain individuals related by blood, or otherwise, to the victim may bring a wrongful death claim. Potential claimants include but may not be limited to, the victim's surviving spouse, children or step-children, parents, and next of kin. In certain situations, a personal representative may also bring a wrongful death action on behalf of one or more of those related persons described above. Under a wrongful death claim, these persons may bring an action for their own losses or damages. The estate of the wrongful death victim may also have a right to compensation for certain damages under a separate claim.

Compensation Based on a Wrongful Death Claim

Damages allowed for under a wrongful death claim are designed to compensate the persons who suffer economic and non-economic loss as a result of the wrongful death of someone close to them. Economic damages that may be awarded to the heirs of a wrongful death victim include financial support that the deceased would have provided the heir, any loss of benefits expected from the victim, burial expenses, and the value of household services the deceased would have provided the heir. Examples of non-economic compensation that may be sought include the loss of the victim's companionship and affection, the loss of sexual relations, and where applicable, the loss of guidance provided by the victim.

Contact Our California Wrongful Death Lawyers

If you believe you may have the right to bring a wrongful death claim, contact us to speak to one of our knowledgeable lawyers who can provide you a free and confidential evaluation of your potential claim. Sensitive to the consequences of a wrongful death, our attorneys will provide you answers to any questions you may have about a California wrongful death claim. We represent clients throughout California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino counties and Northern California. Contact us today to discuss your legal rights.