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Wrongful Death Actions in California

When leaving your home each day, you never expect that something drastic will happen to you. Although most Americans are set in their routines, each day presents a series of unexpected events. Many are fortunate enough to not have personally experienced the devastating consequences of accidents causing serious injury or death. The emotional and financial strains of accidents have devastating consequences on families. These consequences become more complex when accidents or incidents result in fatalities. While our attorneys can never take away the pain that occurs when an accident results in the loss of life of a loved one, we can try our best to help you rebuild financially. If your loved one has been injured or killed in an accident or incident, contact Nehora Law Firm today.

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Filing a Suit

There are certain protocols that must be followed in every lawsuit. There are many similarities in personal injury actions, such as the timeline for filing suits and the pleadings that must be filed. However, wrongful death actions are unique in that the injured party is unable to act on its behalf. Wrongful death actions are one of a few cases that craft exceptions regarding who may file an action. In wrongful death suits, the following individuals may be entitled to file an action on behalf of the decedent:

  • A surviving spouse or domestic partner;
  • Children or the children of a deceased child;
  • Those who would be entitled to property through intestate succession;
  • A putative spouse;
  • A minor who was dependent on the injured party.

Evidence in Wrongful Death Actions

The individual bringing an action in a wrongful death suit bears the burden of proving that the negligence of one or more individuals resulted in the death of another. Depending on the cause of death such as a car accident or “slip and fall” incident, collecting evidence in wrongful death cases can be tricky. In many cases, individuals know the cause of death or have suspicions that something went wrong, but they do not know how it happened. This is where the assistance of an experienced attorney is key. If it is determined that negligence or wrongdoing may have resulted in the death of your loved one, our skilled attorneys will be thorough in their discovery to develop your case and get you the relief you deserve.

After successfully proving that a death occurred due to the negligence of another, an award of damages may be issued. In a successful claim, damages may include coverage of funeral and burial expenses, medical damages, lost wages, loss of future financial support, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.

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The individual bringing an action in a wrongful death suits bears the burden of proving that the negligence of one or more individuals resulted in the death of another. Depending on the cause of death such as a car accident or “slip and fall” incident, collecting evidence in wrongful death cases can be tricky. In many cases, individuals know the cause of death or have suspicions that something went wrong, but they do not know how it happened. This is where the assistance of an experienced Orange County wrongful death lawyer is key. If it is determined that negligence or wrongdoing may have resulted in the death of your loved one, our skilled attorneys will be thorough in their discovery to develop your case and get you the relief you deserve.

After successfully proving that a death occurred due to the negligence of another, an award of damages may be issued. In a successful claim, damages may include coverage of funeral and burial expenses, medical damages, lost wages, loss of future financial support, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.

The individual bringing an action in a wrongful death suits bears the burden of proving that the negligence of one or more individuals resulted in the death of another. Depending on the cause of death such as a car accident or “slip and fall” incident, collecting evidence in wrongful death cases can be tricky. In many cases, individuals know the cause of death or have suspicions that something went wrong, but they do not know how it happened. This is where the assistance of an experienced attorney is key. If it is determined that negligence or wrongdoing may have resulted in the death of your loved one, our skilled attorneys will be thorough in their discovery to develop your case and get you the relief you deserve.

After successfully proving that a death occurred due to the negligence of another, an award of damages may be issued. In a successful claim, damages may include coverage of funeral and burial expenses, medical damages, lost wages, loss of future financial support, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.

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