Commerce Wrongful Death Attorney

Who can claim wrongful death on someone's behalf?

Commerce Wrongful Death Lawyers

The death of a loved one can be an extremely tragic experience, especially when a life was taken too soon. Wrongful death cases are suits for someone who’s relative’s death was due to someone else’s wrongful actions. Death can be a touchy subject, and you will want your wrongful death case to be handled by only the finest, most trust-worthy lawyers around. To find such good legal representation, look no further than Eldessouky Law and their wrongful death attorneys serving Commerce, California. If you have lost all sense of happiness because of your loss, it’s time to take action and seek legal help.

Who can claim wrongful death on someone’s behalf?

California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 allows for the following family members to claim wrongful death on someone’s behalf:

  • Spouses
  • Domestic partners
  • Children
  • Grandchildren if the children are deceased
  • Minors who were at least 50% financially dependent on the deceased
  • Anyone who would be entitled to the deceased’s property under California’s laws on intestate succession

This means that those who can file a claim are not limited to adults, but minors as well. If you have more questions regarding who qualifies as a representative on someone’s behalf in a wrongful death claim, contact our office at 714-409-8991 to get all your questions answered.

What is wrongful death?

A wrongful death suit is a way for a family member to receive compensation for the death of a loved on caused by someone’s wrongful acts. These suits are similar to a loss of consortium action, except in these cases is when a spouse or domestic partners is deprived of companionship of a living partner due to someone else’s wrongful doings. Wrongful death lawsuits are also commonly paired with a survival cause of action, which is a suit that seeks compensation of damages on behalf of the victim. This is a way to receive punitive damages, otherwise, in a wrongful death case, punitive damages cannot be recovered.

How can I know if I have a wrongful-death claim?

Wrongful death claims can be brought forth for any type of action that caused a family member’s death based on negligence, gross negligence, recklessness, or an intentional wrongful act. Some examples of wrongful death claims that our lawyers have experience with involve:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian knock-downs
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Drowning
  • Assault and batter
  • Murder or manslaughter
  • Elder abuse or neglect
  • Child abuse of neglect
  • Medical malpractice

To prove the other party is liable, you will have to successfully prove the death of a human, the cause of death was someone else’s negligence or intent to harm, and that is monetary suffering and injustice of the surviving family as a direct result of the passing of the deceased. Working with one of our skilled wrongful death lawyers will help you prove these factors present in your case and most likely lead to a higher recovery amount. There is no limit on how much a relative may receive in a wrongful death case, but factors that may determine how much you can receive are the deceased’s age, character and conduct, earning capacity, life expectancy, health and intelligence, and additional physical and financial circumstances. Getting help from one of our lawyers will be valuable in proving how these factors determine your monetary outcome in a positive way.

How can Eldessouky Law help?

One of our wrongful death lawyers at Eldessouky Law will work hard to gain you maximum compensation for what you have suffered from a wrongful death of a loved one. Possible compensation may include economic damages such as the loss of financial support and gifts of benefits you would have received from the deceased. They may also cover funeral and burial expenses. Wrongful deaths can also cause a lot of negative emotional and physiological effects. We will work our best to win you non-economic damages as well, such as: society and companionship, protection, affection, moral support, training and guidance, and sexual relations. If you have lost a relative it’s time for you to get in contact with Eldessouky Law and schedule a free consultation so you can get advice about how to proceed. Our top-notch attorney will listen to your case and guide you on what your legal rights are. If you do have a case, we will represent you for free. You may already be suffering financially and that is why Eldessouky Law has a zero fee guarantee which ensures that if we do not win your case you will not owe us anything. We also do not ask for any upfront fees, instead, only if we win will we ask for a small percentage of your winnings. Let’s try to make something good out of this tragedy and seek redemption on behalf of the one you loved. Calling our office is your first step to recovery and finding happiness again after experiencing an untimely death.


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