Wrongful death is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. Under common law, a dead person cannot bring a suit, and this created a loophole in which activities that resulted in a person’s injury would result in civil sanction but activities that resulted in a person’s death would not. In California, the people entitled to bring a claim are generally those who would be entitled to inherit from the deceased in the absence of a will, as well as the personal representative of the deceased’s estate.
A wrongful death claim is a legal action brought by the surviving family members of a person who has died due to the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or entity, and seeks to recover damages for the loss of the deceased’s life, including medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.
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A death attorney can help navigate the legal complexities of estate planning, probate, and other matters related to the death of a loved one, providing valuable advice and guidance to ensure that the deceased’s wishes are respected and carried out.
Wrongful death lawsuit in California can be filed by:
- The deceased’s spouse
- The deceased’s domestic partner if the domestic partnership was registered
- The deceased’s living children
- The children of any child of the deceased if that child is no longer living
- If the deceased had no surviving children, siblings or other relatives who would have inherited from the deceased if the deceased had died without a will
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Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death in California
What is wrongful death in California?
Wrongful death in California occurs when a person dies due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another person or entity.
Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in California?
In California, the following individuals may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit: the deceased person’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, or other dependents.
What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit in California?
Damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit in California may include compensation for funeral expenses, medical bills, lost income, and the loss of companionship and support.
How long do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California?
In California, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the deceased person’s death.
What is the burden of proof in a wrongful death lawsuit in California?
In a wrongful death lawsuit in California, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s actions were the proximate cause of the deceased person’s death and that they were negligent, reckless, or intentionally caused harm.
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