There is nothing more difficult than losing someone you love; knowing that your loved one’s death could have—and should have—been prevented can make your loss all the more devastating. At Selarz Law Corp., we help the surviving family members and loved ones of those wrongfully killed seek justice in the form of wrongful death lawsuits. While no amount of financial compensation can ever undo your loss, a fair recovery can ease your financial burdens, provide you with a sense of peace knowing justice has been served, and allow you the ability to heal.
What Makes a Death “Wrongful?”
In the eyes of the law, whenever a death occurs as a result of another party’s careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful actions or inactions, that death is considered “wrongful.” In short, wrongful deaths are preventable deaths.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths include:
In severe cases, slip and fall and other premises liability incidents can also lead to fatal injuries. Regardless of how the situation occurred, if you believe your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?
State law stipulates that only certain individuals may bring a wrongful death lawsuit. These individuals include, in order:
- The deceased’s spouse
- The deceased’s domestic partner
- The deceased’s children
If there is no surviving spouse, domestic partner, or child, anyone who stands to inherit property/assets from the deceased’s estate through intestate succession can bring a wrongful death claim. This may include the deceased’s parents, siblings, and others. Additionally, if they can show that they were dependent on the deceased, the surviving “putative” spouse and/or children, surviving stepchildren, and/or the surviving parents can bring a claim.
Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys are here for you. We understand what you and your family are going through, and we can help. We work hard to provide each and every client with the focused, compassionate, and personalized legal attention they need and deserve. Throughout the process, we will tirelessly advocate for your recovery, as well as justice on behalf of your loved one.
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