Wrongful Death Attorney Los Angeles

By Prev Info - February 11, 2022

 If a family member was the victim of a wrongful death case in the Long Beach or Greater Los Angeles area and you need a superior, effective, empathetic lawyer who gets maximum results, Please read this article

The Law Offices  has the experience, empathy, insight and skill to establish and prove recoverable wrongful death damages. At law offices the connections to the right experts who can evaluate losses and know how to document those losses for a judge or jury. 

Under California law, specifically the law in Long Beach / Los Angeles / Southern California,must submit present all the facts necessary for a jury to determine:

-That the death was caused by the negligence or unlawful conduct of a defendant

-The extent of the monetary damages caused by the death

Individuals claiming a right to monetary damages caused by a death do so jointly and share a single claim for wrongful death damages. The primary individuals entitled to seek wrongful death damages are the people who would be the decedent's heirs. These include:

-Surviving spouse


-Surviving issue of a deceased child of the decedent

-Domestic partner

If none of the above individuals exist, the next level of heirs, including parents of the deceased and siblings of the deceased, can become claimants for wrongful death damages.

In addition to heirs of the decedent, the law in California also provides that certain other people may claim wrongful death damages if they were dependent upon the decedent. These include:



-Putative spouse

-Children of a putative spouse

A "putative" spouse is a surviving spouse of a void or voidable marriage who believed in good faith that the marriage to the decedent was valid.

Finally, whether or not qualified as a child, a child of a putative spouse or stepchild, any minor who resided in the decedent's household for at least 180 days prior to the death of the decedent and was dependent for one-half or more of his/her support from the decedent is entitled to be a claimant for wrongful death damages.

Those claiming wrongful death damages have not suffered a Wrongful Death. Therefore, pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages or other damages that are commonly recovered in a typical Negligence cause of action cannot be recovered as wrongful death damages. Additionally, monetary damages for the grief and sorrow caused by the death of the decedent cannot be recovered. The heirs are entitled to recover wrongful death damages that include:

-Lost financial support

-Funeral and burial expenses

-Costs to obtain substitute domestic services

-Benefits that each heir reasonably expected to receive if the decedent had lived

-Reasonable compensation for the loss of love, companionship, comfort, society, solace and moral support of the decedent

Wrongful death cases can arise from many factual settings. Often, they arise from accidents or mishaps involving:

-Use of automobiles, farm machinery, industrial machinery, recreational equipment, construction equipment and tools

-Exposure to toxic substances such as chemical spills, pollutants and mold

-Unexpected consequences from defective products or drugs

-Medical malpractice

-Violent crimes such as shootings, assaults and robberies

Often, an "accident" that causes death is really the result of someone else's conduct. A wrongful death lawsuit can be complex, contentious and very emotional. The Law Office has the knowledge, empathy, experience and resources necessary to obtain for you the results you deserve.

Finally, you should contact a law firm specialized in such cases



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