Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations in California

The Code of Civil Procedure, Sect. 335.1 sets forth the statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death suit in California as two years from the date of injury or death. This is the case with most wrongful death claims, but there are several other situations where a different statute of limitations could apply. Wrongful…

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How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California

If your loved one has died due to an act of negligence or malice, you are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Most folks don’t know where to begin or what they’ll need to prove, however. The process is complicated not simply because of the complex emotions that are involved,…

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What Is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death claim arises under California law when a person dies because of another person’s negligent or wrongful act. A wrongful death is particularly devastating because it is both unexpected and preventable. The survivors of the victim may file a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the wrongdoer. Note that a wrongful death lawsuit…

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Settling a Wrongful Death Claim

Trials are not always necessary to resolve a wrongful death lawsuit. Sometimes the parties reach an amicable settlement agreement outside of the courtroom, either before or after the proceedings begin. A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract in which one party forgoes his or her claim if the other party pays the amount set…

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Who Can File a Long Beach Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A sudden death of your loved one is shocking and upsetting. When the death results from someone else’s fault, it is normal to have questions about your legal options. For surviving family members a wrongful death lawsuit may be in order. It is impossible to replace a loved one whose death occurred due to another’s…

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