Wrongful Death Attorneys in Los Angeles, California
Did you know that the death of a loved one may entitle you to compensation under certain circumstances? These circumstances amount to what is known as a Wrongful Death. California Code of Civil Procedure §377.60 allows specified family members to sue a negligent party when the injuries that party inflicted or failed to prevent resulted in the death of a loved one.
If you are a:
Domestic Partner, or
of the person who passed from the negligent acts of another, you may be owed a sum intended to compensate you for your loss. At Gomez Law, we understand that the burden of losing a loved one and their companionship is immeasurable. Allow our attorneys to take the lead in helping you receive compensation that may help ease the burden of:
Lost Income the Deceased Would Have Contributed
Loss of Consortium
Loss of Training and Advice of the Deceased’s Children
Loss of Value of Services in the Home
There are various types of wrongful death claims. If the negligent party was not a medical professional, then you only have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim, according to California Code of Civil Procedure §335.1. If the negligent party was a medical professional, however, you generally have about 3 years to file your claim according to California Code of Civil Procedure §340.5. Keep in mind that the longer you wait to bring a claim, the more potential there is to have valuable evidence lost or destroyed. Call Gomez Law today to have our attorneys guide you through the process and pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of you or your children.
Wrongful Death Claims Are Rooted in Negligence
To prove a negligent act occurred, you must generally establish first that the other party owed your loved one a duty of care. It is then you must establish that the other party breached or abandoned that duty and that in doing so, it led to the death of your loved one. Most often these parties are medical professionals or employers, but a wrongful death may render several other types of negligent parties liable for the death. A consultation with Gomez Law can help you sort out the issues of liability and figure out who may owe you compensation for the loss you suffered.