Losing a loved one will always be a painful and challenging experience, regardless of the circumstances. But when a loved one is lost because of an avoidable accident due to someone’s negligence, it can only make the recovery process that much more difficult. Filing a wrongful death claim can help bring surviving family members and loved ones both closure and fair compensation after their loss.
Wrongful death claims in California are governed by the Code of Civil Procedure, which entitles the survivor(s) of a wrongfully killed person (a decedent) to sue for damages after a death caused by someone’s negligence. A wrongful claim suit is not filed on behalf of the decedent. It is for the benefit of the survivor(s), and it is meant to compensate them for the loss that they have suffered.
Being entitled to sue and succeeding in a wrongful death lawsuit are two different propositions. That is why it is crucial to consult with a qualified Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our team of skilled and compassionate wrongful death lawyers empathize with your loss. We are committed wrongful death attorneys with decades of experience in successfully handling wrongful death claims. We understand the challenges you may be facing, and we will fight to secure all the compensation you are entitled to so that you can move forward with your life.