Losing a loved one unexpectedly is always a tragedy. However, losing someone because of
someone else’s negligence or actions is particularly heinous.
While we understand that there is no amount of financial compensation that replaces the loss of
someone you cared about. We still want you to get as much financial support as you can during
this difficult time.
If you are experiencing the devastation of the loss of someone you truly cared about and you
want to seek wrongful death damages, contact the experts at our law firm today.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?
When someone else’s or a corporation’s negligent actions or improper actions caused the
preventable death of someone, then this is considered a wrongful death. Typically, most
wrongful death claims are centered around a person’s negligence within the bounds of a legal
duty of care.
In simpler terms, the person responsible for your loved one’s health or well-being must legally
behave in a manner that is expected of any reasonable person in the same circumstances. If
they fail to do this, they are in breach of duty of care. When this breach causes harm and death
to another person, the at-fault party can be held legally liable for wrongful death.
Being responsible for someone else’s health and well-being does not just mean in a healthcare
environment. Other instances where someone may be held accountable for others’ well-being
are people operating motor vehicles, people or corporations responsible for public health and
safety, businesses responsible for preventing accidents on their property, and preventable on-
the-job site accidents.
If it is found that the death of your loved one was caused by the negligence of another person or
business, then you can seek wrongful death compensation.
Examples of Wrongful Death Accidents in California
While there are many factors and different types of accidents that can contribute to someone’s
wrongful death, listed below are some of the top examples our law firm handles regularly.
The first type of wrongful death accident category is motor vehicle accidents. A party can be
held legally responsible for wrongful death if they caused said death by driving drunk or
otherwise under the influence, experienced road rage or aggressive driving, driving while
distracted, or driving drowsy. When you get behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle, you are
reasonably responsible for not causing harm to other drivers or pedestrians.
Another common cause of wrongful death cases sadly takes place in nursing homes. Nursing
home staff are trusted with the care and safety of some of our most vulnerable members of
society. When their abuse or neglect causes the untimely death of your loved one, it is not only
heartbreaking but also may entitle you to compensation.
Property owners are expected to provide reasonable safety requirements to prevent slips and
falls on their property. If all safety measures are not observed, and someone falls to their death,
then the property owner may be responsible for legal compensation. This covers public and
personal property, including stores, construction sites, eateries, and even your friends or
neighbors’ private property. Whether the accident was caused by a wet floor, hazardous
materials left out in the open, or other dangerous conditions, these wrongful deaths were very
On-the-job accidents are particularly heartbreaking because when you send your loved one off
to work, you are expecting them to come back home. Most often, wrongful deaths on the job
occur on construction sites. While construction sites are inherently dangerous, the company and
property owner must provide as many safety regulations as possible. If these regulations are not
followed, and a wrongful death ensues, then the family is entitled to compensation for their
loved ones on timely death.
Is it Wise to Negotiate a Wrongful Death Claim on My Own Instead of
Seeking Legal Assistance?
We would not advise trying to negotiate your wrongful death claim alone. Insurance companies,
property owners, and even your neighbors are going to do everything in their power to prevent
paying you a large sum of money.
Insurance companies and corporations are exceptionally talented at finding ways of avoiding
paying out settlements. They use tactics to either trick you into a quick cash settlement or
manipulate the situation and make your loved one’s death seem like their own fault.
These tactics are horrible, but an insurance company’s only job is to avoid paying out large
settlements. They will do this by taking advantage of your situation. Our legal team knows all the
tricks insurance companies and other parties might use to deny you what you are owed.
Here are a few things to keep in mind if an insurance company or property owner reaches out to
you. If, in your distress, you accept a quick cash offer, you will not be able to pursue additional
compensation later. Do not allow yourself to be recorded making a statement without a lawyer
present. And never ever sign anything without a lawyer reviewing the document first.
Can Your Law Firm’s Legal Team Help Me With My Wrongful Death Claim?
The benefit of working with a wrongful death lawyer at our law firm is we will take the stress out
of an already heartbreaking process. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the incident
involving your loved one’s death. This includes talking to witnesses, gathering medical and
police reports, gathering photo and video evidence of the accident, and gathering any other
relevant evidence in your case.
Our legal team will also handle dealing with the insurance companies or corporations, so you
don’t have to deal with their underhanded tactics. We will also handle all aspects during the
negotiation and settlement process. If a fair settlement cannot be reached outside of court, we
are willing to take your case to trial to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your best option to get the financial compensation you were owed is to work with a wrongful
Do I Need to File My Wrongful Death Case Right Away?
Dealing with the death of a loved one is a difficult time for anyone. And you may think that you
have time to mourn your loved ones’ loss before seeking legal action. Unfortunately, there are
statutes of limitations, and waiting to pursue legal action may cause you to lose out on your
ability to seek financial compensation.
Another thing to consider when deciding whether or not to wait to file your wrongful death case
is the loss of crucial evidence. The longer you wait to file your lawsuit, the more likely witnesses
will forget vital aspects of the accident, and the opposition party will have time to build a case
For this and several other factors, it is better to contact our law firm to file your wrongful death
claim sooner rather than later.
Is it Possible That My Personal Injury Case Can Become a Wrongful Death
If your loved one was injured and you filed a personal injury suit, and your loved one
unfortunately passed away due to their injuries, you may turn your personal injury lawsuit into a
wrongful death case.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you are suffering from the loss of a loved one due to another’s actions, reach out to our legal
team to get the financial support you deserve.