A wrongful death lawsuit claims that the victim was killed because of a negligent by a defendant. A defendant can be an individual, a group of individuals, or a corporate entity. Under California wrongful death laws certain relatives and loved ones of deceased individuals are entitled to monetary compensation for the death of their loves ones.
Here at Downtown LA Law we understand that the tragedy of losing a loved one is very difficult to bear and can lead to great suffering and pain. We are here to help, our legal team has the reticent skill and knowledge to represent you and your loved ones in this time of great grief and mourning.
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Definition and Classification of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is the death of a person by someone who is liable but did not directly and deliberately cause the death of that individual. In other words, the definition could probably be re-phrased informally into “murder by accident”, in a strict sense that human life was extinguished at the hands of another. A wrongful death claim in common law jurisdiction has been specifically made due to a loophole where a person cannot file a lawsuit if he or she is technically dead. For more information see California Wrongful Death Statutes.
Accidents Associated With Wrongful Death
There are several causes that may lead to wrongful death. In regards to time and place, it can virtually happen anytime and anywhere. In almost all cases, negligence is a leading factor and cause of a wrongful death. A few examples of accidents associated with wrongful death are
- Motor vehicle accidents,
- Felony Drunk Driving [DUI Felony]
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Medical malpractice,
- accidents involving defective products
- Deaths caused be adverse effects of prescription drug medications
- Negligence in the workplace
- Violent Crimes including Assault and battery and gun shootings
Damage, Responsibility, and Eligibility
Usually exceptionally high settlement can be conveyed to the families of the victims of a wrongful death; a victim of wrongful death may leave his or her surviving family and relatives at a huge financial loss, aggravating the already sorrowful situation that they are put into. Thus, responsibility goes to the person that is identified in a successful wrongful death claim, and eligibility to the claim is usually directly related to the person’s relationship with the victim.
Legal Actions and Limitations
Filing a lawsuit against wrongful death requires more preparation and knowledge than any other personal injury claim. Aside from your rights to make the claim, one must also clearly know the limitations. For example, in some states, there could be a limited amount of time given for a person to file the claim. Making sure that you have the best representative is crucial if you want to win the claim to get the compensation that you vitally need.
With the ever helpful guidance of our law experts at Downtown LA Law, you can breathe a little more easily as you make the claim. Though we could not fill the hole left by your deceased loved one, we could at least give you the option to hold your financial security in check.
How Downtown L.A. Law Group’s Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help:
If your family has suffered the death of a family member due to a tragic accident then you must first mourn your loss and heal your suffering. Seeking vindication of your rights is our job. At Downtown LA Law Group our Wrongful Death legal experts are skilled and knowledgeable in defending the rights of those who have died from the negligent actions of others. We will hold liable those who caused incident including, manufactures for defective products, car and truck drivers, and employers.
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