The unexpected death of a loved one is never easy to cope with. When that death is the result of another person’s negligence, the tragedy is even greater. At Banderas Law, we are here to help you and your family get through this difficult time. If you have questions about wrongful death, please contact us for a free consultation.
What is Wrongful Death
Under California law, a wrongful death is the death of one person due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else. The surviving family members of the deceased then have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or party who is liable for their loved one’s death.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims in California
Wrongful death lawsuits can emerge from criminal actions, as well as accidents or incidents that are common. Some examples of common wrongful death claims in California include:
- Homicide, assault, or other violent actions that result in death.
- Auto accidents caused by driver negligence, such as distracted driving or DUI.
- Premises liability, such as a slip and fall death due to a wet floor or other hazard.
- Defective consumer products including food, auto parts, medications, etc.
- Nursing home abuse and neglect that result in death.
- Workplace accidents, exposure to toxins, or unsafe work environment-related deaths.
Surviving loved ones in any of these, or similar, situations may be eligible to pursue compensation for their loss, including medical costs, funeral or burial expenses, pain and suffering, loss of support, and more.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney
To find out if your loved one’s death qualifies as a wrongful death, and if you have the ability to pursue legal action, contact Banderas Law. With a free consultation, we can help you determine your rights and best possible options.