Wrongful Death Attorney

Have you lost a loved one as a result of a traffic fatality such as a car or motorcycle accident, an airplane crash, or any other careless act or negligence of another? In California, the District Attorney (D.A.) for your county is charged with the responsibility to seek criminal justice by bringing charges against the defendant. Such criminal proceedings are within the exclusive province of the D.A. As a grieving family member, your personal legal remedy is to file a civil action for wrongful death to obtain compensation for loss of financial support and loss of consortium. Loss of consortium refers to the loss of the love, affection, companionship, and physical relationship that was taken from you. As spouse, child, parent, or a sibling, you may be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent parties who caused the car or motorcycle fatality, or other incident of carelessness, that led to your loss.  There is no amount of money that can take away your pain and sadness during this difficult time, or ever.  You cannot place a value on human life. We can help you bring your civil action for wrongful death and we will represent you to the fullest extent under the law.  But you cannot wait to bring your claim. You need to act now.  There are strict time limitations for bringing your wrongful death claim, frequently as short as six months depending upon the circumstances of your matter.  If you wait too long, you will be forever barred from bringing your claim and the defendant will be absolved from all liability and never held accountable for their negligent actions. We are personal injury and wrongful death lawyers. We are here to help you.

Who Can Bring a Claim

Typically, a wrongful death claim is brought by a surviving spouse or children of the person who has passed. In some cases, other family members, such as parents, may bring a claim for their loss and suffering. Your attorney will discuss all of your options and determine the best course of action, including who can and should bring a legal claim against the negligent actors.

Causation Issues

Causation usually plays a big factor in determining whether a person or entity is liable for the loss of your loved one. This is because the negligent driver or other person who is responsible will typically blame the person who has passed away since they are not here to defend themselves. Your lawyer that you hire will be their voice. You need an aggressive lawyer who will make sure that the truth is revealed and that justice is served. Wrongful death cases usually pose multiple potentially liable parties, many backed by a strong legal defense because their insurance carriers have a huge exposure.  During your initial consultation, your attorney will review any causation issues and explain them to you and help you understand the implications and ramifications they may pose to the outcome of your case.