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Our lawyers can help you recover damages from the loss of a loved one caused by the negligence of another person or entity. Schedule a FREE consultation with one of our wrongful death attorneys today. You can reach us at 949-629-4349.

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Sometimes, acts of negligence cause accidents that result in victim deaths. When this happens, a victim's family suffers more than emotional devastation - they can suffer financial hardship related to the victim's medical, funeral, and burial costs as well as the loss of his or her income and employment benefits.

Victims' family members can file wrongful death claims to recover compensation for these and other damages caused by the victims' deaths.

After losing a loved one in an accident, contact an experienced lawyer in a timely manner to discuss your rights and eligibility for recovering compensation for your damages. The statute of limitations for these types of claims in California is two years from the date of the victim's death, which means loved ones considering making such claims must be proactive.

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In California, any of the following individuals can initiate a case after a victim dies in an accident:

  • A car accident
  • A dog bite
  • A slip or fall
  • A bicycle or pedestrian accident
  • An injury caused by a malfunctioning or defective product
  • An act of medical malpractice

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The party that files a death claim must provide evidence to show that the death could have been prevented if the at-fault party had not acted in a negligent manner. For example, the family of a car accident victim might use a police accident report and at-fault driver's DUI charge to show that the victim was killed by a drunk driver.

The victim's spouse or domestic partner;
The victim's children; or
If the victim had no spouse or children, any other party who would be entitled to the victim's property under California's intestate succession law, such as his or her parents, siblings, or other dependent.

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Wrongful Death Damages Recoverable in California

In these cases, certain damages are awarded to the victim's estate and other damages are awarded to the victim's loved ones directly. Damages awarded to the estate are then passed to the loved ones through probate. These include:
  • Funeral expenses for the victim;
  • Medical bills if the victim received medical care between the accident and his or her death; and
  • The victim's lost income, including projected future income and employment benefits.
The family can receive the following:
  • The loss of the victim's noneconomic contributions to his or her household;
  • The loss of financial support from the victim;
  • The loss of the victim's love, companionship, and guidance.

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If you have lost a loved one in an accident, no amount of money can replace the person you lost. You can seek compensation for the financial damages you suffered directly because of the death. To learn more about filing and pursuing a case in California, schedule your free legal consultation with our team of compassionate, driven lawyers at Nehora Law Firm today.

Wrongful death refers to the passing of a loved one caused through the negligence of another person or entity. The loss of a loved one is a traumatic and emotionally devastating event; a preventable occurrence that comes with enormous family implications. If the loss of a loved one is caused through neglect, you may be entitled to an assortment of economic and noneconomic "damages", to compensate you for this loss. Our wrongful death lawyers can help you recover compensation if you have lost a loved one in California.

For what may you be entitled to compensation, though? You may recover compensation for loss of financial support, loss of gifts, funeral and burial expenses, the value of household services you otherwise would have been provided with.
Aside from these material losses, you may also be entitled to emotional damages, too - such as the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, moral support, as well as the loss of enjoyment of personal relations and the decedent's training or guidance.

These cases can arise from a wide variety of circumstances. For instance, a person may have died as a direct result of medical malpractice. Workplace exposure to dangerous chemicals may also precipitate an otherwise avoidable death. Death claims are not limited to being asserted against persons, but also to entities. If an entity, through negligence, was responsible for a death of a loved one, you may be entitled to damages. It's worth clarifying, though, that wrongful death claims are considered civil claims and not criminal claims.

Our lawyers can help you establish whether you have a case and, if so, we can create a viable and successful legal path toward settlement. Not everyone is permitted to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Directly affected persons - such as the deceased person's spouse, domestic partner and surviving children - are entitled to file such a lawsuit. Other affected persons, such as parents and stepchildren, may also - depending on the circumstances - be permitted to file a lawsuit.
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Again, the circumstances of the case dictate who can file a lawsuit. However, the lawsuit itself must be filed within reasonable time. For example, in California, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within 2 years from the date of the death of the decedent. If you believe you may be entitled to compensation, it's best to approach an attorney to discuss your case - a legal expert fluent in the legal language of these specific cases.
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In summary, the loss of life is an emotionally and financially devastating event. As it is caused through the negligence of a person or entity, you may be entitled to a wide variety of economic and noneconomic damages. Contact us today at (949) 629‒4349 for a free consultation. We will discuss your case with you and determine a viable course of legal action.
However, only directly affected persons may file a lawsuit (which, in California, is defined by statute). At Nehora Law Firm, our lawyers have helped clients throughout Orange County recover compensation for their loss. Call us at the number below, or fill out our online form, and one of our lawyers will get back to you with a free consultation to discuss your case.
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We have spent years defending large corporations such as insurance companies in bodily injury cases, and we have switched sides to represent injury victims. For this reason, we are intimately familiar with the weaknesses and strategies large corporations and insurance companies employ in defending personal injury claims. We know how to value cases and we know how to issue settlement demands that large companies such as insurance companies will be receptive to.

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