In California, a wrongful death occurs when a person dies as the result of another person’s actions or failure to act. Given the complexity of these actions, accident victims often require a wrongful death attorney to recover financially. A wrongful death can result from a number of accidents including, but not limited to: Car accidents, Motorcycle accidents, Truck accidents, Pedestrian accidents, Bicycle accidents, and Slip and fall accidents. Families can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party(ies) to recover monetary compensation for the loss of their loved one. If you have a lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, find out your options in our latest post.
If the death of a loved one was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. Sherwin Arzani, a personal injury attorney at Citywide Law Group, discusses your options and how you can seek compensation. California’s Wrongful Death Statute CCP 337 controls these actions, and the damages available are a little different than the ones in injury-based negligence claims. Since the decedents were the victims, wrongful death plaintiffs can typically only recover economic losses. However, this phrase is very broadly defined to include: Decedent’s Final Expenses: These costs usually Continue Reading