When a professional who is responsible for a person’s wellbeing acts recklessly or neglects to act, they put their client’s life in jeopardy, and all too often, result in death. The loss of a loved one in any circumstance is catastrophic both emotionally and financially. The State of California recognized the impact a death can have and therefore allows virtually any of the following to file suit:
- Anyone who depends on the decedent for financial support,
- Anyone who is attached to the decedent through a legal or non-legal marriage or partnership, and
- Anyone who is related to the decedent, such as parents, grandparents, children, siblings, and nieces and nephews.
California allows loved ones to file a claim up to two years after the incident, however, taking this long to seek compensation can undermine the collection and use of certain pieces of evidence. To maximize the recovery of losses, you should contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
From beginning to end, our attorneys will be at your side to walk you through the process. We will collect evidence, build a case, and explain to you the pros and cons of settlement.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to negligence, call our office today for a free consultation.