Wrongful death lawyers are a key element to helping make the families transition to life without a loved one as painless as can possibly be. Financial losses are the last thing on the mind of the grieving family in times like these, which makes it even more important to hire the help of a trusted third party who will act in the best interest of the family. Mann Law Group fully understands the pain that families are forced to face after the untimely death of a loved one. Learning that the loss occurred because of a preventable accident caused by negligence or heedless behavior can be not only financially, but especially emotionally devastating. During this time, it is vital that you choose to work with an attorney who will fight for you and your family and who takes matters personally. If you believe your loved one lost their life as a result of another person’s negligent actions, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you have a loved one that was recently involved in an accident that claimed their life, the time to take legal action is now. Call Mann Law Group at (818) 397-3402 to discuss your options during a free, no-obligation consultation. Our expert wrongful death attorneys understand the pain you are experiencing and are here to help, but you must act quickly to preserve your case. Successful wrongful death lawsuits are built on expertise and dedicated research- which takes time. The sooner you call, the quicker we can act on your behalf to obtain the justice and financial support you require. Call now!
In the state of California, only certain people can file a wrongful death lawsuit for their family member or loved one. Those guidelines can be found in § 377.60-377.62 of the California Code of Civil Procedure, which essentially state that surviving spouses, domestic partners, or the decedent’s children can file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, if there is no surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children, a claim may nonetheless be filed by the decedent’s other dependents, putative spouse, children of the putative spouse, stepchildren or parents. While multiple parties may file a wrongful death claim, it is important to note that the law only allows for one lawsuit per each wrongful death. For example, a surviving spouse and stepchild cannot file separate claims.
To qualify as a wrongful death, a person’s fatal injuries or illness must meet certain requirements. Examples of these requirements are, the person or organization accused of being at fault must have at least partially caused the death; the cause must have been the result of negligence or recklessness by the at-fault party; a surviving loved one must bring the claim; and the death caused financial losses.
Not everyone can file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a person. Under California law, only the deceased’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children can file a claim. If none of these people exist, the person’s parents, siblings, nieces or nephews, grandparents, and other relatives are then able to file a claim. While you may have to prove your relationship in order to file a claim, this is easily done through birth certificates, marriage licenses, and other records.
Be mindful of the fact that wrongful death lawsuits in California are subjected to a statute of limitations, found in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1. If no lawsuit is filed within this time, you may be legally barred from filing a wrongful death claim for the incident. While there are some exceptions to this rule, such as finding out at a later date that the death was caused by another person’s wrongful actions, it is best to file sooner rather than later to avoid issues.
The emotional healing process after the death of a loved one is different for every person and nothing can speed it up. However, heavy financial and emotional burdens can surely slow it down.
Thankfully, through wrongful death claims we can ask for compensation for the many different losses that result from these tragic incidents. Financial compensation can be sought to pay for all expenses associated with funeral and burial of the deceased; medical costs for procedures performed on eventually-fatal injuries or illnesses; the lost benefits and wages that the deceased would have earned based upon his or her job at the time of the incident; and the loss of companionship and grief that loved ones will surely experience. Further, if the party at fault violated laws or caused the death by acting extremely recklessly, punitive damages may also be levied against them. Payments for these fines go to the survivors.
By proving both that the at-fault party was responsible for the incident and that the losses you are claiming are legitimate, you can receive fair and full compensation that will lift these heavy burdens off of you and your family.
MANN Law Group accepts personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay unless your claim is successfully resolved. At that point, you would pay MANN Law Group a percentage of your total award or settlement. If you don’t win, you don’t pay!
For every personal injury accident (including car accidents) a claim must usually be filed. Filing claims can be a very tedious process and are often hard to navigate. MANN Law Group is here to help you with this process. Our team of experts has over 30 years of experience navigating this process successfully. While we deal with the claims process, you can focus on recovering from your injuries due to your accident. Our lawyers and legal staff fight on your behalf to obtain the maximum compensation that you deserve. Having an attorney after a personal injury accident can also help you obtain a much larger settlement than if you attempted to file, and attempted to settle, a claim on your own. Learn more about the process of filing a claim and how our attorney can help you today.
The personal injury claim process is a minefield for the inexperienced. Insurance companies, at least in theory, are supposed to oversee the process in an equitable manner, but they consistently put their interests before those of accident victims. Hiring Avrek Law Firm ensures that your needs come first.
Yes! You are always entitled to a free, no-obligation consultation or second opinion on your case. If you are not happy with the attorney that represents you, or feel that the offer received by your attorney from the insurance company is not enough, call us so we can properly evaluate your claim.
Each type of case has a statute of limitations, which means you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim. In California, the statute of limitations is only 2 years for auto accident claims. But don’t wait to call! Other statutes can be much shorter, and you may not realize that you have a different type of claim that applies to your accident!
The personal injury lawyers at MANN Law Group can help someone who has sustained injuries from an accident in countless ways. We navigate the process of a claim, work with insurance companies on settling your claim, help you with your recovery process after your injury, and get you the maximum compensation that you deserve! That’s just a few of the many ways that MANN Law Group can help you. Learn more about how our team can assist you after being involved in an accident. We are here to help and would love to talk with you about your case.
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