Below is the latest cutting-edge legal info available on proving a wrongful death case. This data covers the most devastating tort claim known.
Furthermore, this information below gets thoroughly discussed by a proven lawyer. Here, tort lawyer, Michael P. Ehline, explains it all. But if you need more info call toll-free at (213) 596-9642. Table of Contents:
Your injury claim must get filed within the two-year time limit in the state of California. But exceptions apply..
Definition of wrongful death: The death of a close family member or life partner under a “civil union.” (Read More Here). When a loved one passes away from natural causes, a dark tragedy befalls the whole family.
But when a wrongful death occurs the situation becomes worse. A non-natural death makes the survivors feel cheated. Because another person took away in many cases, the sole provider, bankruptcy looms around the corner.
Be that as it may, the family has rights. As a result, dependents can file a claim against the negligent party. (the defendant). By and large, this acts to reclaim losses due to death of a loved one. (the decedent).
But the ends of justice become served. Now families have closure. At this point, the family can move on with their lives.
Experienced legal help stands ready 24/7 at Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. But the important thing remains educating survivors about their rights.
Was the Passing Caused by DEFENDANT's Negligence or an Intentional Act? Or Was it Something Else?The first element remains causation. In other words, if defendant did act negligently, is that why someone died? Or was it another cause? Was it a natural cause?
In that rare case cancer came from a wrongful act or negligence. But your lawyer must show the death was caused by the defendant or its agents. For example, there may be other defendants who caused decedent's cancer. (such as an asbestos maker).
Did the defendant do it on purpose? So the next element deals with two sub-elements, with the same outcome; that is whether:
Wrongful Death Losses Explained:
Obviously, the deceased victim will have left behind a family. These close relatives are usually able to file the survivors’ claim legally. Close family means parents, a spouse, children or stepchildren and in some cases grandparents. Also, life partners get covered under civil unions.
Children, if minors, will have the lawsuit filed by a parent or guardian ad litem (learn more here.) As discussed above, proof of monetary damages will need to get proven in court.
Also, the executor/executrix of the estate generally makes this claim. This person represents the decedent's wishes on behalf of all other parties. But parties can include the spouse, the children, other immediate or dependent loved ones. Last, family, such as parents or siblings, or beneficiaries remain potential parties.
Plus, it must get demonstrated to the court that the parties suffered losses. Last, they must have monetary value. So examples include medical, funeral, and burial costs. But they also include loss of a supporting income in the family. Also, they can include loss of a potential inheritance or the loss of a caretaker.
But insurance adjusters can only stonewall and evade for as long as they see you alone on the matter. By having our experienced and insightful attorneys by your side, you can always expect that you will be receiving justice. Hence, you can rest assured your loss will get compensated in most satisfying way possible.
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They can assure that all the elements of a wrongful death suit get met. Hence, chances for the success of the survivors of the decedent become improved significantly.