Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawsuits Attorneys

Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult and painful experience. It can cause even more distress when the cause of death was due to someone’s negligence or wrongdoing. If you are in this situation, contact our wrongful death attorneys today to get the best legal advice for your case.

At LA Attorneys, we’re strong advocates for your rights and we’re ready to fight relentlessly to get you the proper compensation to help you recover after losing a loved one.

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Work With A Top Wrongful Death Lawyer For Your Case

Wrongful death cases can be complex to put together, and it is always best to get the help of a reliable lawyer.

Our experienced lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and will give you personalized advice that applies to your situation.

Our Los Angeles lawyers are here ready to help you file a lawsuit and defend your case tirelessly in court. They will apply their expertise in wrongful death claims and their negotiation skills to get you the compensation to recover from the loss of a loved one.

Because each case is different, our dedicated lawyers will always adopt a personalized and caring approach. There are many causes of wrongful deaths and each of them might require a different approach and process. Here are some of the most common causes of wrongful death.

Filing A Wrongful Death Claim In California

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim aims to recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages following the death of a loved one.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Under California law, family members, as stated in the California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60, may file a wrongful death claim. These family members include:

  • Spouses

  • Domestic partners (A person who was a registered partner at the time of the person’s death, in accordance with California Family Code 297(b) ).

  • Putative spouses (A person who believed in good faith belief he or she was married to the person deceased).

  • Children and adoptive children

  • Grandchildren (if the children of the person who passed away are also deceased)

  • Stepchildren for whom the deceased person provided at least 50% financial support

  • A person who would be entitled to inherit the property of the deceased person under California’s laws on intestate succession.

  • Parents can also file a wrongful death claim for the loss of their child (minor or adult)

When Is The Limit Date To File a Wrongful Death Claim?

A statute of limitations corresponds to the time period under which family members or another person can file a wrongful death claim following the death of a loved one.

California’s statute of limitations to file wrongful death claims is two years. This means that a wrongful death claim must be filed within a time period of two years from the date the person died. Family members may not be able to file a claim past this time period.

If the wrongful death claim based on medical malpractice then, according to California Code of Civil Procedure §340.5 the person has “three years from the date of injury or one year after the plaintiff discovers, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered, the injury, whichever occurs first.”

Consult our experienced wrongful death attorneys to determine the best legal solutions available for your case. We are here to give you personalized and professional legal advice that applies to your situation.

What Damages Can You Recover In a Wrongful Death Claim?

You can recover two types of compensation in a wrongful death claim:

Economic damages

This refers to compensation that will help you pay for the burial and funeral expenses following the loss of your loved one.

Economic compensation can cover medical bills related to the deceased person’s fatal injuries or illness. This compensation might also include lost wages - if the deceased person could have been able to earn future wages if the wrongful death had not occurred.

Non-economic damages

This type of compensation covers emotional distress, pain, and suffering for the family that resulted from the wrongful death. It also refers to the loss of consortium (loss of affection) and loss of moral support and counsel a child would have received from his deceased parent.

Speak To An Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney Today!

At LA Attorneys, we understand how painful and difficult it is to lose a loved one.

The period following the death of a person you loved can feel overwhelming and you might not think about seeking legal action.

We recommend talking with our professional wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to know the best legal solutions available to you.

You can get professional and personalized advice on your case over a free consultation, and decide if you want to move forward or not.

Our caring and experienced wrongful death attorneys will be here to help you navigate the legal processes in these difficult times.

Count on us to provide you the best legal representation for your wrongful death claim.

Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys will take care of all the details, and explain with transparency the paperwork. Our goal is to constantly keep you so informed but also allow you to take time to recover from your loss.

Call us today to get a free consultation with a top wrongful death attorney.