WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYERS San Diego | Jabro Law Group
Wrongful death(s) lawsuits may arise under any circumstance where the negligence of an individual or business causes or contributes to the death of a person. There are many situations that give rise to a WRONGFUL DEATH lawsuit. Many San Diego wrongful death cases involve:
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Construction Accidents
- Dangerous Drugs
WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM IN CALIFORNIA
Only certain people are allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California. The relevant statute specifically allows the following parties to bring a wrongful death claim:
- The deceased person’s surviving spouse;
- The deceased person’s domestic partner;
- The deceased person’s surviving children;
- If there is no surviving person in the deceased person’s line of descent, then a wrongful death lawsuit may be brought by anyone “who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession”, that can include the deceased person’s parents, or the deceased person’s siblings, depending on who is living at the time of the deceased person’s death
And, if they can show they were financially dependent on the deceased person, the following people can also bring a wrongful death lawsuit in California:
- The deceased person’s “putative spouse” and the children of the putative spouse;
- The deceased person’s stepchildren; and
- The deceased person’s parents
DAMAGES ARE AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES OF DECEASED IN SAN DIEGO WRONGFUL DEATHS LAWSUITS.
In wrongful death cases, damages usually consist of medical bills, burial expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering experienced by the survivors. Expert testimony is typically required to substantiate damages in wrongful death cases.
Losses that are typically attributed to the surviving family members include:
- The value of household services;
- Loss of anticipated financial support; and
- Loss of love, community, attention, affection, moral support, and guidance.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE INVOLVING AN ACCIDENT?
A statute of limitations is the time allotted to bring a cause of action. Each state has different statutes of limitations for different causes of action. If you do not bring a lawsuit within the prescribed time requirements, you forgo your right to recover forever, so the sooner you take action the better. If you believe that you have a wrongful death lawsuit, feel free to contact Jabro Law Group to discuss your matter. The consultation is free and is kept in strict confidence. Like all of our San Diego, CA personal injury matters, our office handles wrongful death matters on a contingency fee basis– meaning our interests are completely aligned with those of our clients. From the time our office is retained, we begin the work on your case and explore all avenues of recovery and types of damages available. Let us focus on looking out for the interests of your family while you concentrate on the recovery. The wrongful death attorneys at Jabro Law are looking out for your family during this time of need. Call us today for a free consultation. 619-559-8228.