Wrongful Death Lawyers in Los Angeles
The Representation You Need; the Justice You Deserve
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:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Defective products
- Truck accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
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.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
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.
I can't begin to explain how thankful I am!- Mike B.
I'm so glad I chose Daniel to represent me on my case!- Artin N.
Daniel definitely has his clients' best interest in mind at all times!- Leona B.
Incredible service and I was extremely happy with the results!- Matt W.
Daniel Selarz is an amazing attorney and great litigator!- Elliot Y.
$9.5 Million Truck vs. Pedestrian
A City Garbage Truck made a right turn and violently struck our client, as she was legally in the crosswalk, on her way to the grocery store.
$175,000 Auto vs. Auto
Our client sustained serious injuries when a cab driver ran a red light and collided into our client’s vehicle.
$125,000 Defective Product
Our client sustained serious injuries when a glass jar containing hot liquid cracked, causing the liquid to spill down our client’s leg.
$100,000 Pedestrian vs. Auto
A FedEx delivery employee was injured while returning to his vehicle after dropping off a package.
$100,000 Pedestrian vs. Auto
Our client sustained significant injuries when a drunk driver hit him while walking on the side of the road.
We do not collect any fees until we have successfully recovered compensation for you; in the unlikely event we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.
Honest & Trustworthy Legal Counsel
We are always honest with our clients; we can discuss the merits of your case and what you can expect from the legal process.
Experienced & Aggressive Trial Representation
Not all personal injury cases go to trial, but if yours does, you need an attorney who knows how to fight for you in the courtroom.
We are always available to speak to you about your case, and our team will provide consistent updates on the status of your claim.