Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer
The death of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a horrifying thing to face. See that those responsible are brought to justice by working with an LA fatal accident attorney at our firm.
Has your beloved family member died because another person was careless or reckless in their actions? When someone else was responsible for your loved one’s death, you can hold them liable by filing a fatal accident claim against them in Los Angeles. You and the deceased’s other family members deserve to receive recompense for what has happened.
Filing and winning a claim can seem like a lot of work, especially as you and your family are probably still overcome by grief. However, you don’t have to deal with the wrongful death claim process on your own. Get help with your claim by partnering with a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer at Custodio & Dubey, LLP.
Fatal Accidents Often Associated with Negligence in LA
Everyone dies, but not every death will be deemed a wrongful one. For instance, if a person is in a vehicle crash caused by inclement weather, no one is really to blame for that unless there were other factors involved.
So how do you know if your loved one’s death qualifies as a wrongful death? You will have to prove that it was caused by another person’s careless actions.
People can be killed by others in many different ways. A person could be physically attacked; a person could fall while tripping over a hazard at a store and strike their head; people often die in car accidents caused by others. If negligence or wrongful actions were involved, that’s how you know that yours is a case of wrongful death.
The following are some more examples of how people are sometimes killed by wrongful acts or carelessness.
- Auto wrecks
- Hazards on others’ properties, such as fire hazards, dangerous pools, and slip and trip hazards
- Dangerous products
- Truck crashes
- Dog attacks
- Motorcycle collisions
- Medical negligence
- Assault or abuse
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case in California?
Most states have a law that restricts the filing of a wrongful death case only to certain people. California allows these relatives to file a wrongful death case: the deceased’s spouse, domestic partner, or children.
If there is no surviving spouse or child, then others can file if they can show that they would stand to inherit from the deceased’s estate. For instance, parents, siblings, or grandchildren could file a claim.
If these people can prove they were dependent upon the deceased at the time of death, then they could also be permitted to submit a wrongful death case: the putative spouse, the putative spouse’s children, or parents.
You should also keep in mind that you have only two years in which to submit a wrongful death case in California.
Types of Compensation Can You Receive by Winning Your Fatal Accident Case
Money will never make what happened to your loved one acceptable, but there are several good reasons to file a wrongful death case.
- The first reason is to hold to account the person who caused your family member’s death.
- The second reason is to keep the person who was responsible for your loved one’s death from harming anyone else.
- Lastly, you will want to file a claim to receive monetary compensation to provide for the losses and grief you’ve suffered.
You will likely have medical bills relating to your loved one’s death; you will have funeral and burial expenses to pay for; you might be owed compensation for the loss of income that your family member brought in. You also deserve to be compensated for all the grief, anguish, and emotional and mental suffering this loss has forced you to endure.
Get in Touch with a Los Angeles Fatal Accident Lawyer
When you’ve lost a loved one at the hands of a reckless or careless person, you’re going to be looking for justice. Your loved one deserves justice for what happened to them, but sometimes the only way to get it is to win a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Increase your chance of a successful claim resolution by working with an LA fatal accident attorney at our firm.
At Custodio & Dubey, LLP, you have a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer ready to discuss your case during a free claim review. We will investigate your loved one’s accident, determine who was at fault for it, and do everything possible to hold them accountable. Fill out the form below, or call our firm directly 213-593-9095.