Understanding Wrongful Death Claims
When someone dies due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party, it is considered a wrongful death. Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits filed by the surviving family members or beneficiaries of the deceased. These claims are filed to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions and to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one.
According to the National Safety Council, accidental deaths are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with over 170,000 deaths each year. Many of these deaths are preventable and occur due to the negligence of others.
A wrongful death claim can arise from a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and defective products. It is important to have a team of professionals who are experienced in handling these types of cases and can provide guidance and support during this difficult time.
If you believe that a loved one's death was caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another party, it is important to seek legal advice from a wrongful death lawyer. Our team of professionals can help you understand your legal rights and options and can guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim. We are here to support you and your family during this challenging time.
The Definition of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to a death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or entity. It can occur due to a variety of reasons, including medical malpractice, car accidents, workplace accidents, and more. In the United States, wrongful death claims are filed by surviving family members or beneficiaries of the deceased.
According to the CDC, unintentional injuries, including those that lead to wrongful death, are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for over 170,000 deaths annually. This makes it crucial for families to seek legal representation to hold those responsible for their loved one's death accountable.
Our team of legal professionals understands the complexities of wrongful death cases and is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation to our clients. We work tirelessly to help families receive the compensation they deserve and hold those responsible for their loved one's death accountable.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
When a person dies due to the negligence or intentional act of another, it is considered a wrongful death. In such cases, the surviving family members or beneficiaries may file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for the damages incurred. The laws governing wrongful death claims vary from state to state. In California, the individuals who can file a wrongful death claim include the deceased person’s spouse, children, or domestic partner. If the deceased person had no spouse or children, then their parents or siblings may file the claim.
It is important to note that the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in California is two years from the date of the person’s death. If the claim is not filed within this time frame, it may be barred forever. Our team of professionals understands the complexities of wrongful death claims and can provide the necessary legal support and guidance to help you through the process. We are committed to helping families receive the justice and compensation they deserve.