What Are the Grounds for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Los Angeles and California?

personal injuryThe grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit have several facets. It’s not as simple as the deceased person lost their life due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate act, but the person’s family members must have been directly impacted both emotionally and financially in the process.

To prevail in a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles, the impacted family members must establish the following:

First they must prove that the family member’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or a deliberate act and not by an action or inaction on the part of the family member.

If this first criteria is satisfied, the remaining family m embers must also show they have suffered not just emotional, but financial damages. Examples of wrongful death lawsuits include but are not limited to workplace accidents, automobile accidents, homicides, medical malpractice and death caused during the commission of a crime.

The Chimienti Law Firm can quickly determine whether you have a case. All you have to do is fill out the Quick Case Review form to the right.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Each state determines who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Surviving spouses and children are always included and in some states, extended family members may also file. Every case is different, and some will require the opening of a probate estate or the establishment of guardianships in the case of minor children.

The Types of Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit!

If you are a surviving family member in a successful wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to collect the following:

Compensation for your loved one’s lost wages
Medical bills and burial expenses.
Pain and Suffering
Punitive Damages

If you believed your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence, recklessness or a deliberate act by another person, you may have a case for a wrongful death lawsuit. We can help you with your tough decision about what to do in this situation and brief your on your legal rights. The Chimienti Law Firm is here for you.

Just fill out the Quick Case Review form to the right or call us immediately at (323) 939-3004 and one of our legal team members will get back to you right away.