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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit in California?

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When an individual dies as a result of another person's negligence, carelessness, intentional wrongdoing or illegal activity, the victim's surviving family members and loved ones may have the right to file a wrongful death suit against the at-fault party. The people who are eligible to file this type of lawsuit in the state of California include the victim's:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Child / children
  • Legal guardian

If the victim had a parent, stepchild, putative spouse or other party who has been dependent on the victim's financial support, that individual may also have a legal right to file a wrongful death suit seeking remuneration. Losing a loved one in an accident, particularly an accident that was entirely preventable, can be a very traumatic experience. Hiring a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases will be extremely beneficial when it comes time to prove liability and back up your claim.

Our founding attorney has more than two decades of legal experience and a thorough understanding of our state's wrongful death laws. While we realize there is nothing we can do to bring your loved one back, we are committed to helping you maximize the value of your claim and significantly increase your chances of being able to recover both economic and noneconomic damages as monetary compensation for your loss. Now is not to time for you to be dealing with legal issues such as filing lawsuits or claims.

If you want to find out whether you may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit, contact our law offices at once.