If someone else’s misconduct caused your loved one’s death, seeking accountability in the civil legal system can help your family obtain justice and needed compensation.
At Drake Law Firm, our award-winning attorneys are available to speak with families about their rights following fatal accidents caused by negligence. We focus exclusively on fighting for the injured and wronged and have recovered over $150 million in compensation for our clients.
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At Drake Law Firm, our legal team draws from more than 100 years of combined experience to help families in a range of civil wrongful death and survival actions, including those involving:
Wrongful death cases are claims brought against parties alleged to have caused someone’s death due to negligent or wrongful acts.
As torts, these claims are handled in the civil justice system and are separate legal actions from criminal cases. This means civil wrongful death lawsuits:
In California, the following claims are typically brought as part of a wrongful death case:
California permits the following surviving family members to bring wrongful death actions:
Wrongful death actions are subject to a type of legal deadline known as the statute of limitations. If too much time passes after an accident and the statute of limitations expires, families will lose the right to file claims and recover compensation for their damages.
In California, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is generally two years from the date of death. However, this can vary from case to case – as some situations may result in the tolling, or delay, of the statute of limitations, or a shorter statute of limitations.
Because filing a timely claim is critical to recovering compensation, it is strongly advised that you speak with an attorney about your potential case as soon as possible.
While workers’ comp benefits are typically the sole legal remedy for workplace injuries and deaths in California, families who lose loved ones in fatal workplace accidents may have options when it comes to seeking compensation outside of the workers’ compensation system.
Examples of situations where families may be able to file civil claims include:
Drake Law Firm is comprised of compassionate attorneys, paralegals, and support staff who care about clients and their futures. During these difficult times, you can count on our team to provide the support and guidance to pursue the justice you deserve.
To speak with a Stockton wrongful death attorney, call 844-513-7253 for a FREE and confidential consultation
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