Van Nuys Wrongful Death Attorney

When someone is killed in circumstances caused by someone else’s actions, it can be confusing to think about what to do next. Suddenly, a loved one is taken from your life, while you still have very real, everyday responsibilities to deal with. A Van Nuys wrongful death lawyer from Younglove Law Firm can help.

Our compassionate lawyers can listen to your story and explain your legal options. If you decide to move forward with a wrongful death case, we can gently guide you through the process. Contact us today at (602) 737-3333 for a free and confidential case review.

How an Experienced Van Nuys Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help

If you recently lost a loved one, you are probably dealing with a lot. You do not need to go through the process of filing a wrongful death claim alone. An experienced Van Nuys personal injury attorney can:

  • Explain your legal rights and options for recovery
  • Handle communication for you
  • Prepare legal claims and paperwork
  • Manage case deadlines
  • Gather evidence of liability and damages
  • Negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf

When you hire Younglove Law Firm, you will know your rights are being protected so you can take the time and space to grieve your loss.

What Is Wrongful Death in California

California’s wrongful death law allows certain family members to pursue compensation against another person who caused the death of their loved one by a wrongful act or neglect. This type of case is distinct from any underlying criminal case in that a criminal case is intended to punish the wrongdoer while a wrongful death case is focused on providing justice to the surviving family through the award of financial compensation. A criminal conviction is not necessary to recover in a wrongful death case.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case in California?

The wrongful death statute defines who can file a wrongful death case under California law. These cases are limited to the following family members:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Heirs
  • Legal guardians

The person most closely related to the decedent has the right to sue, and the people identified lower in this list only have the right if the ones before did not exist or predeceased the decedent.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims are typically based on negligence, but some are based on intentional conduct such as murder. Common causes of wrongful death claims are:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Defective product accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slips and falls
  • Criminal acts

Our investigative team can gather evidence to determine who is at fault for the wrongful death and pursue fair compensation for your claim.

Who Is Responsible for a Wrongful Death?

The party or parties responsible for a wrongful death will depend on how the accident occurred. Possible responsible parties may include:

  • Negligent motorists
  • Companies
  • Employers
  • Doctors and other healthcare providers
  • Product manufacturers

Contact a Compassionate Van Nuys Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you lost a loved one, a compassionate Van Nuys wrongful death lawyer can guide you through the process of a legal claim to seek justice and accountability. You have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury case in California, so do not hesitate to reach out to the Younglove Law Firm for assistance. Call us at (602) 737-3333 to schedule a free case review.