A death caused by a negligent, careless, intentional or reckless act of another person or corporation is considered a wrongful death. In California, if the death of a relative or spouse was caused by the wrongful act of another, surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party or parties. In order to file a wrongful death claim, you must prove that you will experience severe future emotional and financial hardship because of the negligent death.
Do I Have A Case?
The required elements for a successful case for wrongful death include:
- Death of the person
- That death was caused by the negligence of another
- There are surviving family members who are monetarily suffering due to that death
- There must be a personal representative appointed to bring the suit on behalf of the decedent's estate.
The laws regarding wrongful death cases are complex and include many facets of law. It is vital to surviving family members to seek the advice of experienced wrongful death lawyers to protect your rights and those of your loved ones.
Experienced Legal Advocates
In order to represent our clients in the best possible manner, Vititoe Law Group, believes in offering quality service. Through experience and education, our firm is adept at successfully pursuing claims on the clients' behalf.
While proving emotional and financial stress due to the loss of a loved one can be difficult, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys and staff are able to undertake difficult cases and prevail, convincing our opponents of the merits of a claim using credible, trustworthy evidence and objective findings.
Contact Our Law Firm
Our wrongful death law firm is committed to protecting our clients' rights and has helped many clients succeed in obtaining compensation in the most challenging and complex wrongful death cases.
We invite you to call us at 818-851-1886 or send us an email to discuss your situation and options. We have offices in Westlake Village, Los Angeles and Oxnard.