Wrongful Death FAQ
“ A cause of action for the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another may be asserted by any of thefollowing persons or by the decedent’s personal representative on their behalf: The decedent’s surviving spouse or domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.”Is there a Public disclosure requirement for a Wrongful Death settlement or compensation after a trial? Public disclosure of a settlement is not required. A settlement between parties can included a nin disclosure agreement between the parties where both agree not to release any information regarding the settlement of the case. This contractual agreement will keep confidential information away prom the public including the amount of the settlement. What are some common wrongful death cases in California? Wrongful death actions may be possible in any number of tort claims, some of the most prevalent typed of case are below.
- Medical Malpractice Claim
- Fatal Car Accidents: Particularly Lethal accidents like Head on Collisions, Truck Accidents and Motorcycle accidents.
- Harmful Criminal Actions: Including, Assault and Battery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Felony DUI.
- Employment-Work Accidents: Such as Work-Related Exposure to Dangerous Toxic Material, and Construction site accidents.
- Boating and Airplane Accidents
- Defective Products
- Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals