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Wrongful Death Attorney in California

Wrongful Deaths

Representing Personal Injury Clients Throughout the State of California

Losing a loved one in an accident is horrible. But there are more complications that follow afterwards when you step up and decide to seek justice. The law in a wrongful death case in California is multifaceted and therefore, you should seek the right attorneys who have both the experience and expertise to build a solid case against all negligent parties.

When you are struck by the tragedy of losing a loved one in California due to an accident or the negligence of others, the mental and emotional grief and suffering can be overwhelming. However, this grief also comes with the burden of seeking justice and going against the negligent parties who have made you suffer. This is where a wrongful death attorney can help. Contact Champion Injury Attorneys now for a FREE consultation and let us help with your case to ensure justice is served.

How is a Wrongful Death Claim Filed?

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It is important to note that the process for filing a wrongful death claim in California can be complex and time-consuming, so it is highly recommended to work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process and help maximize your chances of success.

The Estate Powers and Trust Law (EPTL) of the California State Constitution makes up California’s wrongful death statute. The law allows the personal representative of a decedent’s estate the right to sue for pecuniary (monetary) loss on behalf of those persons who would recover under the estate. Damages are determined by the court in an amount it deems to be fair and just compensation for the pecuniary injuries the decedent incurred, resulting in his/her death. 

The following steps must be taken in order to file a wrongful death claim in California:

  1. Identify the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate. This person will be responsible for filing the claim on behalf of the estate and any surviving family members.
  2. Gather evidence to support the claim, such as medical records, police reports, witness statements, and any other relevant documentation.
  3. Consult with a wrongful death attorney to determine if there is a viable case and to discuss legal options.
  4. File a complaint with the appropriate court within two years of the date of death. The complaint should include a detailed description of the circumstances surrounding the death and the damages being sought.
  5. Serve the complaint on all parties involved, including the defendant(s) and any insurance companies.
  6. Participate in pre-trial proceedings, such as discovery and depositions, to gather additional evidence and prepare for trial.
  7. Attend trial or negotiate a settlement with the defendant(s) or their insurance company.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

When someone dies through the negligence of another, a wrongful death claim can result. In such cases, the personal representative of the estate of a deceased person is authorized to file a lawsuit against those responsible for the person’s death. 

A wrongful death case can arise from any type of personal injury case including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, and even other types of injuries caused by the negligence of other parties

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Champion Injury Attorneys, Defenders You Can Entrust with Your Case!​​​

Losing a loved one is traumatizing and seeking justice can be difficult. Should you wish to seek justice for the wrongful death of a family member or friend, it’s best you speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

At Champion Injury Attorneys, we know what it’s like to go through the stages of grief and sorrow and will be with you every step of the way. Contact us today to discuss your case and explore your options for compensation. Time may be limited, so act now to protect your rights and get the justice you deserve.. Schedule a FREE consultation with our legal team NOW.