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Coming to terms with the death of a loved one is never easy. The situation
is made more challenging when your family member’s death was the
result of someone else’s negligence. Although pursuing compensation
for your loved one’s death can never make up for their absence,
it can help you handle much of the financial burden that you’ve
been left to deal with.
If you believe your parent, spouse, or child’s death was caused by
the careless, reckless, or intentional misconduct of another, get in touch with
Frish Law Group, APLC right away. Our Woodland Hills wrongful death lawyers have a proven track
record of recovering 100% of what our clients are owed.
personal injury team handles wrongful death cases arising from all types of accidents,
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog attacks
- Inadequate security
- Chemical spills
- Machinery-related accidents
- Product liability
- Premises liability
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Under California wrongful death laws, only certain parties are able to
file a wrongful death claim.
You may file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are:
- The decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, or child
- The grandchild of the decedent (only if the decedent’s children are deceased)
- A minor child who received at least 50% of their financial support from
- Any other person entitled to the deceased’s property by intestate
- The personal representative of the deceased’s estate
Types of Damages You Can Recover
Compensation awards for wrongful death claims are intended to provide heirs
the financial support they could have reasonably expected to receive had
the decedent continued to live. Such an award can cover both economic
and non-economic losses.
Through a wrongful death claim, you can pursue compensation for a range
of damages, including:
- The decedent’s medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of the decedent’s financial support
- Loss of health insurance and other benefits
- Loss of the value of household services
- Loss of companionship and support
To recover compensation for these damages, you must file a wrongful death
claim within 2 years of the date of your loved one’s death. Filing
after the deadline usually results in a claim being denied.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in California
is two years from the date of your loved one’s passing. This means
you have only two years to file a claim or you will most likely lose your
right to file and recover compensation. It’s worth noting that the
date of your loved one’s death may be different from the date they
suffered the injuries that led to their passing. Exceptions to this rule
exist that can change the amount of time you have to file. Contact Frish
Law Group, APLC our firm today to speak to an attorney about your case.
Let Our Attorneys Handle Your Case
Following a fatal accident, you will likely be contacted by someone else’s
insurance company. You can know for certain that they do not have your
best interests in mind. By working with our Woodland Hills wrongful death
attorneys, you can have an advocate who can protect your rights and ensure
you receive a fair and full settlement. Whether through negotiation or
litigation, our legal team is committed to pursuing the best possible
outcome for you and your family.