Losing a loved one is always tragic. However, it is even more devastating when that person is taken from you through the negligence of another. The responsible party of the tragedy should be held liable. Any person who has had a loved one taken by wrongful death should contact a personal injury attorney to file a claim.
The California legislature understands how traumatic this type of loss can be, and how difficult it may be for a family to move forward after the death of a loved one. Monetary compensation can never completely heal, but it does keep liable parties legally responsible.
If you or someone you know has lost someone due to wrongful death, it is in your best interest to contact a wrongful death attorney.
California Lawyer for Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death can affect the entire family. Holding someone, a company, a person, or an entity responsible for their carelessness helps deter future acts of negligence and manage your financial future. If you have experienced a wrongful death, we urge you to contact a wrongful death attorney at Larian Law Firm.
The attorneys at Larian Law Firm are passionate about advocating for your loved one. We understand that your case is not only important to your family, but to the general public’s safety. Larian Law Firm has procured millions of dollars in wrongful death settlements in prior cases. Get a partner for these legalities, call Larian Law Firm we accept clients throughout the greater California.
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How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?
California law specifically lists those who may file a cause of action for wrongful death. In each case, the suit may be filed by the person himself or by the decedent’s personal representative on behalf of the family member or heir.
Those who may assert claims for wrongful death include:
- The deceased’s surviving spouse or domestic partner
- A child or children of the deceased
- If the decedent was predeceased by a child, that child’s surviving children
- Certain other dependents of the deceased, including
- A putative spouse (a party to an invalid marriage who believed in good faith that he or she was married to the deceased)
- The minor children of a putative spouse
- Any minor who resided with the deceased for the previous 180 days and was dependent on the deceased
More than one person has the right to pursue damages for wrongful death. However, the California courts will only let one claim may be filed based on an individual death.
A person bringing a wrongful death claim must generally sue on behalf of all of those with rights under the California wrongful death statute. The only exception is if the other who have the right to file a claim actively choose not to participate.