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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Southern California

People who have been injured because of the negligent acts of another person have a legal right to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. Likewise, the surviving family members of a person who is killed because of the negligent acts of someone else have the right to file a wrongful death claim in the state of California. 

However, not every injury or death warrants a personal injury or wrongful death claim, contact us today to see how we can help.

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death

If your loved one is killed because of the negligence of another person, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death can occur in a number of different ways. One example is someone who is killed in a traffic accident caused by a drunk driver. In this case, the driver acted negligently by choosing to drive while intoxicated, so he may be held liable in a wrongful death claim. Some other common causes of wrongful death include:

  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents
  • Criminal acts
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites
  • Construction accidents
  • Product liability
  • Train accidents

Our experienced team of attorneys can handle any type of wrongful death claim, even if it is not listed above. If you would like to discuss your case, contact Carpenter & Zuckerman today. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In California, the only people who are able to file a wrongful death claim are the victim’s spouse, domestic partner, or children. In some cases, the victim’s parents or siblings would also be able to file a wrongful death claim as well. The claim must be filed within two years of the victim’s death, otherwise you may lose your right to take legal action against the defendant.

The surviving family members may be able to recover compensation from the defendant in a wrongful death claim. Compensation is never a guarantee—but it’s possible that you could be awarded damages for funeral expenses, lost income, loss of anticipated financial support, and emotional pain and suffering.

If you would like to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, don’t hesitate to contact Carpenter & Zuckerman today to discuss your legal options with our experienced team of attorneys.

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