California allows surviving relatives to seek justice when someone else’s misconduct causes death. By filing a wrongful death and survival action, your family can hold the people or companies responsible for your loved one’s death liable in civil court – regardless of whether there is any civil case.
During these difficult experiences, a caring legal team can make all the difference when it comes to navigating the wrongful death process and fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Drake Law Firm has earned a reputation for our compassionate approach, and has recovered millions against negligent individuals, companies, and powerful insurance carriers. Our Woodland Hills attorneys can review your wrongful death case and discuss how we can help during a FREE consultation.
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California’s wrongful death law allows eligible surviving family members or a decedent’s estate to sue for damages when someone dies because of another’s wrongful act – whether that act was intentional (such as violence) or negligent (such as a car accident).
When a victim is wrongfully killed, two civil claims can be brought:
Wrongful death and survival actions are typically brought as part of one case. Our attorneys can help you understand more about these specific actions and your available options during a consultation.
Per California’s wrongful death law, the following people can bring a wrongful death claim:
Assessing your ability to bring a wrongful death lawsuit is a task best left for a qualifying lawyer who can review the specifics of the accident, the parties involved, and the prevailing laws.
Generally, survivors have cases when their loved one’s death was preventable if not for another’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Examples include:
Survivors may also bring wrongful death claims on strict liability. In California, wrongful death claims based on strict liability most commonly involve dog bites / animal attacks or defective products. These claims can be brought regardless of whether the at-fault party was negligent.
Wrongful death lawsuits accuse defendants of causing a preventable death, and are supported by evidence that establishes the main elements of successful claim:
If you have lost a family member due to negligence or wrongdoing, protecting your right to compensation requires experienced legal guidance.
Drake Law Firm is an award-winning practice that helps families in the aftermath of life-altering accidents. We have the tools to ensure negligent parties are held fully accountable. Contact us for a FREE view of your case.
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