What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is the death of a person that results from the wrongful actions of another person. These wrongful actions include negligence, intentional attack, death in the course of another crime, vehicle manslaughter, manslaughter, or murder. A wrongful death suit is a civil action against the party or parties who caused the death filed on behalf of the family who has lost the company and support of the deceased. If you believe a family member’s death was wrongful in legal terms, then you need to contact one of our wrongful death lawyers serving West Covina. This was you can get started on claiming some kind of redemption for the loss of your loved one.
Who can claim wrongful death on someone’s behalf?
According to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 337.60, the following are allowed to bring forth a wrongful death claim:
- The deceased’s surviving spouse
- The deceased’s domestic partner
- The deceased’s surviving children
- If none of the above, then anyone who would be entitled to the decedent by intestate succession
- If they can show they were financially dependent on the deceased, a putative spouse and children of a putative spouse, stepchildren, and parents can also make a claim
If you had one of these relationships with a deceased, then you may have a wrongful death case. The statute of limitations in California is two years, so you only have two years from their death to file a claim. It’s time to seek help from an Eldessouky Law lawyer in West Covina today!
How can I know if I have a wrongful death claim?
If you are still unsure if you have a wrongful death claim or not, there are a few things that must be proved to have a successful case. To show that the defendant exercised negligence, you will have to prove:
- A duty of care
- A breach of the duty of care
- This breach caused the death
- The decedent suffered damages
One of our skilled attorneys who have worked with such cases already will be able to prove these within your case. At Eldessouky Law, our wrongful death attorneys have already dealt with many kinds of wrongful death cases and will be able to make yours as strong as possible so that you can receive maximum compensation. Possible forms of compensation make cover medical costs, funeral and burial costs, loss of the deceased’s expected income, loss of inheritance, the value of services the deceased would have provided, loss of the care, guidance, and nurturing the deceased would have provided, loss of love and companionship, and loss of consortium.
Losing a relative or loved one can be hard and have an extreme impact on your daily life. Although we can never get that person’s life back, we can at least try to seek some sort of redemption through a wrongful death lawsuit. Let our lawyers help you get your life back on track and win you compensation for your losses.
What do I need to find out for a lawyer when filing a wrongful death claim?
Other forms of wrongful death may arise from medical malpractice, automobile or airplane accidents, occupational exposure to hazardous conditions, criminal behavior, or death during a supervised activity. Our wrongful death attorneys have dealt with all these types of cases and are happy to help you with yours as well. You will want to get a lawyer to help you with this kind of lawsuit because the jury will decide the type and amount of award for the plaintiff. There are many factors about an individual that the jury will take into consideration to determine the compensation. Expert testimony will be an important way to prove some of the deciding factors, and you will need a lawyer to help get these individuals. It will be worth it for you to work with one of our lawyers so that your case is strong and convincing to the jury. Contact our firm at 714-409-8991 if you have more questions.
Why Eldessouky Law
Eldessouky Law stands out from other firms in California because we have years of experience working with wrongful death cases. We know the best way of making persuasive arguments that will get our clients the most recovery. We also take a personal approach to every single case by starting with our free consultation. During this time, you will be able to tell your story to one of our attorneys and provide all the details and evidence pertaining to your situation. This consultation is also free of charge and aimed to assist you. If you are legal advice by one of our wrongful death lawyers to file a lawsuit, then we will represent you free of charge. Our zero fee guarantee means you will not owe any upfront fees, and if we don’t win your case you will no have to pay anything. This way, we can focus on your case and not financial roadblocks.