Glendale Wrongful Death Attorneys
We Will Help You Obtain Justice for the Death of a Loved One
We understand that wrongful death can shatter a family’s life in moments. And while no amount of money will ever make up for the loss of a loved one, we are here to help clients in the greater Glendale area hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence. Sadly, wrongful death can result in financial hardships and substantial stress for the family that is left behind. With our reliable guidance and extensive resources in your corner, you can pursue compensation and justice for a preventable accident that resulted in the death of your loved one.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when another person or entity’s negligence or willful act results in the fatality of one or more people. Under California law, the surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession can file a claim for wrongful death. A successful wrongful death claim can not only bring the at-fault party to justice, but it can also result in reimbursement for burial and funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of future income.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death can happen almost anywhere and be caused by anyone, from multi-car pile-ups on public roads to workplace accidents arising from various safety violations.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Defective products
- Dangerous property conditions
- Abuse or neglect
- Mesothelioma/asbestos exposure
- Medical malpractice
- Airplane accidents
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims?
The statute of limitations in California for wrongful death claims is two years from the date of death. However, if the cause of death isn’t obvious and is discovered at a later time, then the statute of limitations can be extended from the day the negligent act was discovered so the deceased’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If the wrongful death was caused by a government agency or government employee, then a tort claim must be filed within 6 months, otherwise, the case will be dismissed.
We Are Committed to Guiding Our Clients with Compassion
If you have lost a loved one and believe you have a claim for wrongful death, then it is important that you speak to our legal team in Glendale as soon as possible. We are here to listen closely to all of your concerns and review your situation. We understand that losing a loved one is a traumatic experience, but with our legal team on your side, you can pursue justice and potentially prevent such accidents in the future.