Wrongful Death

The untimely passing of a loved one can be emotionally devastating. In many cases, it may also have a substantial impact on the family’s finances.

However, when a person’s death is caused by the negligent actions of another party, the state of California grants their family the right to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation. A lawsuit of this nature can help to ease any financial struggles the family may be enduring.

If you recently lost a loved one in an accident in Newport Beach and believe you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim, please get in touch with Jamal Injury Law P.C. today. We offer free consultations.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in California

The most common causes of wrongful death in the state of California include:

In some cases, these incidents may cause a person to lose their life immediately. In others, they can result in injuries that later lead to the individual’s death. In either situation, if the incident was caused by the negligence of another party, the surviving family can file a wrongful death suit.

Would you like to have an experienced Newport Beach wrongful death attorney help you pursue the compensation you deserve? If so, please call Jamal Injury Law P.C. today. Our lawyers have been standing up for Californians for years, and we are ready to go to battle for you.

Claiming Compensation in Newport Beach Wrongful Death Cases

Under California law, the following parties can file a wrongful death suit after an individual loses their life in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person or business:

  • The decedent’s spouse or domestic partner
  • The decedent's surviving children, and
  • The grandchildren of the decedent’s deceased children

In some situations, the following parties may also be able to file a wrongful death claim:

  • The decedent’s parents
  • The decedent’s legal guardians
  • The decedent’s siblings
  • The decedent’s stepchildren
  • The decedent’s putative spouse, and
  • The children of the decedent’s putative spouse

In most wrongful death cases, plaintiffs can pursue compensation for damages such as:

  • Funeral, burial, and cremation expenses
  • Pre-death medical expenses
  • Loss of consortium, and
  • Loss of financial support

In cases where the at-fault party acted maliciously, plaintiffs might also be able to claim punitive damages.

If you would like to have a wrongful death attorney in Newport Beach analyze your case and let you know how much compensation you might be able to claim, please contact Jamal Injury Law P.C. today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.

Statute of Limitations in California Wrongful Death Cases

To claim compensation after the untimely death of a loved one, Orange County families must file suit against the liable party before the statute of limitations expires. In the state of California, the statutory window generally closes two years after the date of the decedent’s death. The statutory window can be shorter in certain situations.

Families who fail to file a claim within this statutory window may lose their right to compensation.

If you believe the statute of limitations on your case may be about to expire, please reach out to the team at Jamal Injury Law P.C. as soon as possible. We’ll work tirelessly to help you prepare your paperwork as quickly as possible.

A Newport Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer You Can Count On

You don’t need to deal with the financial fallout of your loved one’s death alone. Contact Jamal Injury P.C. in Newport Beach at 714-907-1021 to have one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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