What is “Wrongful Death?”
According to California Law Section 377.60, “wrongful death is “the death of a person from the wrongful act or neglect of another.”
In cases of wrongful death, the surviving family members are left feeling devastated and at a loss on what steps to take next. After a tragedy, we understand how difficult it may be to consider legal matters but pursuing a wrongful death claim may be beneficial for your family. It may bring justice, closure, and financial compensation for any losses. Our goal is to help you or your loved ones get as much as you can out of a wrongful death claim.
We understand that any compensation will not be enough to comfort you for your loss, however you and your family should not have to worry about any financial expenses associated with an unpredicted death of a loved one. Financial burdens are very real after an unexpected death, holding the responsible party responsible will be able to help eliminate that burden as much as possible.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you will most likely have a wrongful death claim that is feasible. In cases of wrongful death as a result of medical error or medical malpractice, statute of limitations is up to three years. In cases of wrongful death as a result of the entity of government, for example a city vehicle accident, you have six months to file the claim from the date of injury.
Causes of Wrongful Death
- Property Liability Accidents: Owners of various property are liable and have the responsibility of keeping the environment safe for everyone. If their negligence in keeping the conditions of the premise safe leads to the unlawful death of an individual, they are held responsible in a wrongful death claim.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Negligent drivers are held financially responsible for any fatal crashes whether they have been driving while under the influence or not.
- Products that are Defective: Fatal injuries can occur as a result of defective products; an example of a defective product would be prescription drugs that have been tainted with.
If someone you love has been killed in a motor vehicle accident or any accident leading to an unexpected wrongful death due to the negligence of another driver or company, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for any damages. As each situation is case by case, a knowledgeable attorney will be able to decide what is truly best for you and fight for your case.
Contact Attorney Ramona Kennedy for assistance and guidance on the proper steps to take after a tragedy like this, we sympathize with you and only strive help relieve the stress of unpredicted circumstances. We have local offices in the cities of Los Angeles and Irvine, California. The initial case evaluation is free of charge, contact attorney Ramona Kennedy via phone or WhatsApp today at +(949)-677-0063 or email: [email protected]