Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death occurs almost daily in Los Angeles. Negligent drivers, dangerous workplaces, defective products, and careless property owners could all cause preventable fatal accidents. If you recently lost someone close to you in any type of accident, speak with a compassionate Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer at Rose, Klein & Marias LLP for assistance. We offer free wrongful death case evaluations at our local Los Angeles law office, as well as at nine other offices throughout Southern California at your convenience. Someone could owe your family significant financial compensation.
Why Trust Rose, Klein & Marias LLP With Your Wrongful Death Claim?
- We focus exclusively on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, giving us an edge during claim negotiations.
- We are extremely passionate about helping families in the aftermath of preventable fatal accidents in Los Angeles.
- We have lawyers who have represented clients in all matters of personal injury law, including car accidents, workplace accidents, and criminal attacks.
- We help families through wrongful death claims at zero costs upfront. We will not charge you for our services unless we win.
How Can a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney Help?
Wrongful death is the most devastating possible outcome of someone else’s negligence in Los Angeles. At our firm, we do not believe families should have to accept wrongful death without a fight. Your family deserves justice, answers, closure, and compensation if another person negligently or recklessly caused a loved one’s death. Hiring a Los Angeles personal injury attorney experienced in wrongful death claims can give you the ability to go up against one or more at-fault parties after a fatal accident. Your lawyer can handle the complicated legal aspects of your case while your family grieves and tries to heal.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
In California, specific laws restrict who has the legal right to file a wrongful death claim. If you are not a qualifying party or the representative of the estate, unfortunately, you may not have the opportunity to seek wrongful death damages. Only certain relatives of the deceased person may bring claims:
- A spouse or domestic partner
- Surviving children
- Anyone entitled to the property by intestate succession
- Putative spouse
- Children of a putative spouse
This is the general order in which surviving family members have the right to bring wrongful death claims. Putative spouses and those below them on the list will only be able to bring claims if they can show they were financially dependent on the decedent. Someone may file a claim through intestate succession only if no surviving person exists within the decedent’s direct line of descent.
California Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
Yes, there is a deadline for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in California. In most cases, the plaintiff will have two years from the date of a loved one’s death to file a claim. If you miss your statute of limitations, you may be ineligible to receive any compensation for your loved one’s death, even if your lawyer can prove negligence. The defendant may use your missed deadline as a defense against his or her liability for the fatal accident. Speak to a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer right away to avoid missing a deadline.
Compensation for Wrongful Death in California
A successful wrongful death claim in Los Angeles could end in financial compensation for losses such as funeral and burial expenses, mental anguish, medical debts, property repairs, loss of consortium, the deceased person’s pain and suffering, and more. Find out the potential value of your case during a free evaluation with a dedicated wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles. While we know a compensation award will not make up for the devastating loss of someone close to you, we hope it can provide a future of better financial stability for your family.
Speak to a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Los Angeles Today
At Rose, Klein & Marias LLP, we are passionate about helping people in Los Angeles who have experienced deaths in the family. We recognize most fatal accidents on the road, at work, or on someone else’s property are preventable. It is our mission to shed light on deadly negligence and potentially prevent future such accidents in the future. Begin your wrongful death claim with a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys. Call (800) 362-7427 to schedule yours.