Legal Eligibility for Wrongful Death Claims

Legal Eligibility for Wrongful Death Claims

Not my faultWhen an individual dies as a result of a wrongful act or negligence, this is considered a wrongful death in the state of California. The wrongful act or negligence can be committed by either an entity or another individual. Unlike a criminal case, a wrongful death claim results in monetary damages paid out to heirs of the decedent. However, all states govern wrongful death claims with their own set of statutes and rules, including who is eligible for filing such a claim.

Those who are allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of California include:

  • The surviving spouse of the deceased.
  • The (registered) domestic partner of the deceased.
  • The surviving children of the deceased.
  • If there are no surviving children, then parents.
  • Others, under limited circumstances.

Those who are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit will be able to claim certain damages. For surviving family members, these typically include:

  • Loss of financial support.
  • Loss of love, affection, and moral support.
  • Loss of the value of household services.

Losses claimed that may be attributed to the estate include:

  • Funeral expenses.
  • Medical or hospital bills incurred as a result of the deceased person’s final illness or injury.

The Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys at Biren Law Group have helped the families of persons wrongfully killed secure maximum compensation. We have the experience and skill to present your case so that the insurance company or, if the case is tried, jury, appreciate the full measure of the family's loss. We have tackled many difficult cases in the past and have a proven track record of finding liability where others have failed and of maximizing our clients' recoveries.

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