What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Have you lost a loved one because of someone’s wrongful actions in California? A wrongful death lawyer can represent those who have experienced the death of a loved one because of someone’s negligence or recklessness. We will recover the compensation that you deserve. Wrongful death is the death of another such as with defective products, a truck accident or even a pedestrian accident, to name a few instances. A California wrongful death attorney can help families to be compensated for the loss of future income of the deceased as well as loss of companionship, to name a few types of recovery in these cases.
How Are Wrongful Deaths Classified?
A wrongful death case is different than a criminal case that an accused party will face. Whether they are found guilty or not, a wrongful death lawsuit can still be filed. Wrongful death doesn’t require burden of proof that the crime of murder does require in court. When it comes to wrongful death claims in California, a lawyer must prove:
- A human died
- The death was caused by negligence
- A personal representative for the estate has been appointed
- Surviving family members are suffering monetarily because of the loved one’s death.
Damages Associated With Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In general, the damages related to wrongful death claims include medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, amount of money they would have earned, loss of financial support for surviving family or loss of companionship for surviving partners or spouses. The statute of limitation for wrongful death cases is within two years of the date of the final injury, not when the individual died. This is the time that the lawsuit has to be filed within, and cannot be filed or brought on after this time frame.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
If your loved one has died due to someone’s negligence, call to schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death lawyer today. Do not rely on the casual advice of your friends and family. It is critical that you get the professional legal advice of a lawyer in these types of cases. The expert legal staff at the Law Office of Kerry P. O’Brien of California can speak on your behalf and get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve the cities of Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Lakewood, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, Westminster and Anaheim. Stop by our website at kerryobrienlaw.com or call us at 866-983-0747 and allow us to be your legal advocates today.