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Wrongful Death

Beverly Hills Wrongful Death Attorneys

Fighting for Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Beverly Hills, CA

Losing someone you love unexpectedly is always tragic and heartbreaking. When the loss is the result of negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing, you and your family deserve justice. You should also not have to worry about how you will pay for funeral expenses or cover lost income the deceased would have earned and contributed had they lived.

At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we are ready to help your family seek justice by pursuing a wrongful death claim against the liable party. Through this type of civil legal action, we can hold the responsible party accountable and secure compensation for damages. Our Beverly Hills wrongful death lawyers are compassionate, solutions-oriented, and prepared to help you navigate this overwhelmingly challenging time. We recognize what is at stake and will put our over 25 years of experience to work for you. 

With over $2 billion recovered for our clients, our team’s track record speaks for itself. Discuss your legal options today in a free, no-obligation consultation by calling (310) 273-1230 or contacting us online. Se habla español.

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Carpenter & Zuckerman is a leading personal injury law firm founded on the principle that justice for injured people takes precedence over corporate profits. CZ Law has the resources and legal expertise to fight powerful insurance carriers and corporations that do everything they can to limit their liability.

Do I Have the Right to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Beverly Hills, CA?

You should not automatically assume you have the standing to bring a wrongful death claim even if you are a family member who was close to the deceased. Under California law, only certain parties – including, usually, immediate family members – have the right to take legal action on behalf of the deceased.

Depending on the circumstances, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are:

  • The deceased’s surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • The deceased’s surviving child
  • The deceased’s surviving grandchild (if the deceased’s children have also passed away)
  • The deceased’s surviving parent
  • The deceased’s surviving sibling
  • Someone who stands to inherit some of the deceased’s estate under California’s intestate succession laws
  • A minor who lived with the deceased for at least six months prior to their death
  • A legal guardian of the deceased (if the deceased’s parents have also passed away)
  • The deceased’s putative spouse (meaning you incorrectly believed – in good faith – you were the deceased’s spouse)
  • The children of the deceased’s putative spouse
  • The personal representative of the deceased’s estate (typically chosen in the deceased’s will)

If you are not sure whether you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit, turn to our team at Carpenter & Zuckerman for guidance. We can help you understand who has the right to bring a claim.

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My Loved One Suffered Fatal Injuries in a Rodeo Drive Car Accident. Can I Take Legal Action?

Whether you can take legal action on behalf of your loved one will depend on several factors, including your relationship to the deceased and whether you can establish a negligent or reckless driver’s behavior led to their death. If you are named as the personal representative of your loved one’s estate in their will, for example, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit, but unless you were at the scene, you probably do not immediately have the evidence you need to demonstrate the other driver’s conduct directly contributed to their death. That is where our experienced lawyers come in. 

Our team can carefully investigate the accident and work to preserve the evidence needed to build a persuasive claim. After assessing the facts and available evidence, we can advise whether you have a strong case and help you understand what to expect if you choose to pursue a claim. 

Our Beverly Hills pedestrian accident attorneys can help you and your family seek justice. Call (310) 273-1230 or contact us online today.

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