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It is heartbreaking to lose a loved one, but much more tragic and traumatic when this death is the result of someone else's negligence or recklessness. It makes sense that you weren't initially worried about lawsuits. At Amerberg Law Group, we understand that you need time to take care and grieve yourself and with your family. If you have a valid legal claim for wrongful death, you should consider consulting with an experienced wrongful death attorney at some time.

Contact the Wrongful Death Attorney at Amerberg Law Group if you are unsure of where to go after losing a loved one in an avoidable accident. We can focus on seeking justice and compensation for your loved one through a wrongful death claim in California, giving you and your family time to grieve and recover. We will do our best to make the process as painless as possible for you.

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death is defined as a preventable death caused by someone's recklessness, negligence, or willful misconduct. This can apply to a variety of fatal accidents that can lead to lawsuits. Here are a few of the many common causes of wrongful death claims in California:

  • Fatal burns
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Hazards on property
  • Defective products
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • COVID-19 nursing home deaths

When someone is killed as a result of the negligence, misconduct, or criminal activity of the other party, wrongful death proceedings can be brought. In most cases, surviving close family members have the right to file a claim for damages.
Allegations of wrongful death are often based on evidence obtained from a criminal conviction to establish the responsibility of the perpetrator. However, the guilty party does not always have to be guilty of the crime. Consider the case of O.J. Simpson. He was found not guilty of murder, but he was ultimately found responsible in a civil court for the deaths of the people he was suspected of killing.

In order to prove the fact of death as a result of wrongful acts, it is necessary to demonstrate the following general factors:

  • The person died as a result of the negligence and/or malicious intent of the other party;

Wrongful Death Claim: Consortium Claim vs. Survival Action

If the deceased did not die immediately, the loss of wages was included in the survival action. A consortium claim is a type of wrongful death claim that is paid to the surviving spouse, not the deceased's inheritance.
The loss of affection, sexual relationships, and friendship from a deceased spouse are examples of survival claims. When it comes to combining legal activities, a knowledgeable and qualified lawyer can assist you and your family in determining the appropriate legal approach.

A personal Injury Lawyer will assist with filing a claim as soon as the legal approach is determined. California's wrongful death lawsuit has a relatively short statute of limitations. A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the death. As a result, you must complete this task by the deadline. Your wrongful death attorney will collect evidence after completing the paperwork.

How can a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles help my family and me?

The aftermath and grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming and have a profound affect on your life.  However, a wrongful death claim or survival claims have a time limit you must comply with. An experienced wrongful death lawyer at Amerberg Law Group in Los Angeles is ready to help you achieve justice for your loved one. The attorneys have years of collective legal experience helping plaintiffs in the event of wrongful deaths to obtain the highest possible compensation.

If your loved one has died as a result of someone else's negligence or willful wrongful conduct, the Amerberg Law Group is here to give legal representation and support, as well as to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

What is the deadline for filing a wrongful death claim?

In California, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the death of your loved one. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Among them:

A minor child (under age of 18) has two years from his or her 18th birthday to file a wrongful death case on behalf of the deceased parent.

Depending on the circumstances of your specific case, you may a shorter or sometimes longer period of time to file a claim in medical malpractice cases. You should contact us as soon as possible for a consultation, as medical malpractice claims can be complex. You only have 6 months to file a claim if your loved one died as a result of government negligence, such as tripping and falling on a faulty sidewalk.

We strongly recommend that you contact us as soon as possible in any case. You do not want the statute of limitations on your case to expire because you will lose the chance to receive compensation if it does. There may be exemptions, so even if you believe the statute of limitations has expired, you should still contact us, but in general, it's best to contact a local attorney as soon as possible following a deadly accident.

Take Action! Contact a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney immediately for a free consultation

If you suspect or feel that your loved one's unfortunate death was caused by someone else's negligence or irresponsible behavior, you should contact a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles immediately. Request a free consultation today by calling or filling out the electronic contact form. Amerberg Law Firm, a Los Angeles-based law firm, will work tirelessly to ensure that those responsible are prosecuted and that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

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