Losing a loved one is the hardest thing most people ever have to go through. If you are struggling with the loss of a member of your family due to an accident that you believe could have been prevented, do not hesitate to contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at The Liberatore Law Firm. Call (424) 285-8550 or fill out our convenient online form. We can help you pick up the pieces and move forward with a wrongful death claim. Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys can review your case at no cost or obligation during a one-on-one free consultation.
Why Choose The Liberatore Law Firm?
- Our wrongful death attorneys have experience. We have spent more than 20 years representing clients in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases.
- Our lawyers are recognized for being honest, dependable and accessible. Individuals and families come to us for legal advice and counsel they can rely on during difficult times.
- We work on a contingency fee basis. Our wrongful death attorneys will not charge any fees for their services unless a case results in financial compensation for the client.
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death in California occurs when one person dies because of the wrongful act of another person. A wrongful act can refer to neglect or negligence, meaning the failure to act with ordinary care. It can also refer to recklessness or a wanton disregard for the safety of others. Finally, a wrongful death can be caused by intentional or malicious acts of wrongdoing (torts), including crimes such as assault, battery and homicide.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims We Handle in Los Angeles
Fatalities can occur in many types of tragic accidents. If you lost a loved one in any type of accident in Los Angeles, the attorneys at The Liberatore Law Firm can help with the legal process. We can investigate the fatal accident, search for signs of fault, and file a wrongful death claim against one or more parties on your behalf.
Our law firm’s practice areas include:
- Assault and battery
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic falls
- Construction accidents
- Dangerous drugs and vaccines
- Defective products
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Sexual assault
- Toxic and chemical exposure
- Train accidents and derailments
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
Our wrongful death attorneys have decades of experience representing clients whose loved ones were killed in avoidable accidents. We understand what you are going through during this difficult time and can pursue justice on your family’s behalf.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Los Angeles?
Only certain individuals can file a wrongful death claim with the civil courts. In California, the law restricts the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to the following parties:
- The deceased person’s (decedent’s) surviving spouse or domestic partner
- The decedent’s surviving child or children
- The children of any deceased child of the decedent
The legal right to inherit from a decedent goes to anyone entitled to the deceased person’s property through the laws of intestate succession.
Statute of Limitations on a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Claim
The statute of limitations, or deadline for filing, a wrongful death claim in California is no more than two years from the date of the decedent’s death. In general, if a case is not filed within two years, the family will lose the right to pursue financial compensation. If a case involves criminal charges against the same defendant, however, the civil statute of limitations may be tolled (paused) until the criminal case is complete.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
Do not wait to seek justice for a wrongfully killed loved one. At The Liberatore Law Firm, our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys can give your loved one a voice in the civil justice system. Contact us today at (424) 285-8550 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation, where we will listen to your story and help your family understand its legal rights. Our Southern California law office is located at 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700, Santa Monica, CA 90401.