Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys
At E&L, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one under any circumstances, but when negligence is a factor in their death, it is increasingly hard to understand.
Our Los Angeles County wrongful death attorneys focus on providing legal solutions for family members who have lost their loved ones to negligent actions and inaction, including distracted driving crashes, medical malpractice, and other preventable circumstances.
Our senior wrongful death attorneys in have been nominated as Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, an acknowledgment that is received by the top 2.5% of attorneys — that means 97.5% of other Southern California attorneys do not qualify.
We pride ourselves on not only living up to the expectations our clients have but exceeding them, so our clients see results.
What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in California?
When negligence is a factor on our roadways, shopping areas, and even in our workplaces, people can lose their lives in seconds.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death include:
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Bicycle Accidents
- Truck Collisions
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Dangerous and Defective Products
- Premises Liability
- Workplace Accidents
If you have lost a loved one to someone’s negligence, contact our experienced wrongful death lawyers today to learn how we can build your case for success.
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue During a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
Wrongful death can occur in many ways and can happen immediately or after the injury victim succumbs to the harm that was caused by another’s negligence.
Wrongful death claims can include many financial recovery expenses, including:
- Medical expenses incurred before your loved one passed away
- Loss of compensation and earning capacity previously provided by the deceased
- Loss of inheritance and benefits that would have been provided by the deceased
- Loss of companionship, maintenance, and care the deceased provided
- Funeral and burial expenses
Noneconomic damages can be pursued in California, which includes financial compensation for emotional suffering, and there is no cap to the extent of compensation our law firm can recover on behalf of our clients. s
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
In the state of California, certain family members are eligible to file a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one to the negligent actions or inactions of another.
The first line of family members who are eligible to file a wrongful death claim in California include:
- Domestic partners
When none of those relationships exist, another potential family member may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim in California, including:
- Other dependents of the decedent
- Putative spouse
- Children of the putative spouse
It is important to outline the party’s eligibility based on their relationship and where they fall in the list of those who can pursue a claim, so there is no wasted time when pursuing results.
At E&L, LLP, our personal injury lawyers will fully outline your claim, including the specific details of your loved one’s loss, so we can pursue the best outcome available for your claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
In the state of California, eligible family members have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim.
At E&L, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys in Los Angeles County know how hard it is to discuss your loss, and that no amount of money will bring your loved one back. However, making an early decision to pursue the negligent party for your loved one’s death will allow our skilled attorneys to preserve evidence and build our case sooner than later, so we can pursue the best results.
For you and your family, financial recovery will give you the time and money you need to fully grieve, so you do not have to worry about the bills associated with their death placing you in financial hardship.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Today to Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you have lost a loved one in a traffic collision, while receiving medical care, in a workplace accident, or any accident caused by negligence, contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys today by calling (213) 213-0000 to schedule for a free case evaluation and consultation today. If we take your wrongful death case and do not produce financial results, you do not pay our attorney fees. That is our promise to you and your family.