Wrongful death cases are particularly difficult to prove because all deaths feel wrong. Legally, however, “wrongful death” is only wrong if it is caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another. In the state of California, a loved one may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the plaintiff can prove that the death of their loved one was due to the negligence of another, they may be able to recover financial compensation for economic losses.
Even though there could be a criminal prosecution related to the death of the victim, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that is separate from criminal charges. The standard of proof the plaintiff is expected to show is typically lower in a civil case compared to a criminal case for murder.
If one of your loved ones has been killed and you believe it is because of the negligence of another, you may have a wrongful death lawsuit. Reach out to our experienced team of Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers today to get started on the process of filing a claim.
If you have lost a loved one due to negligent actions committed by another party, our expert team of wrongful death attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers will help you recover compensation for damages you have suffered. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.