Posted On November 27, 2019 Wrongful Death

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Case in California?

The death of a loved one can be one of the toughest experiences to go through in life. But that pain is even worse when their death could have been prevented—or worse, was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Causes of Wrongful Death

Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in California are listed below—cases which could entitle you to compensation.

  • Medical malpractice: Includes providing incorrect dosage of medicine and failure to perform appropriate medical care and practices
  • Automobile accidents: Driving under the influence, driving recklessly, distracted driving, negligence
  • Other vehicle accidents: Such as trains, buses and planes
  • Improperly maintained or unsafe roadways
  • Defective products: Includes cars, toys, tools, furniture, appliances and more, as well as products with improper labels or instructions
  • Inadequate staff training: For example, when an employer fails to train their staff on preventable and expected accidents

This list isn’t exhaustive, but it includes some of the most common types of wrongful death cases we take on at Montgomery Steele Law. If you’re not sure whether or not your loved one’s death constitutes a wrongful death, get in touch with us ASAP.

Time Limitations for California Wrongful Death Claims

With many types of claims, there are time limitations for filing that must be adhered to. Wrongful death claims are no different, and failure to file your claim before a certain date could mean losing out on any compensation you deserve.

When you choose an experienced lawyer, you’re getting an attorney who will set out immediately to gather evidence and build your case to give you the best chance of success. No person’s life has a predetermined monetary value, but recovering damages for your loss will be crucial for the continued wellbeing of your family.

Picking an experienced, compassionate wrongful death attorney is the key to securing support for your family, both now and in the future. When you’re looking for the quickest resolution to your wrongful death case—and a more secure future for you and your family—contact us immediately, and let us help you shoulder the burden to seek justice on your behalf.

No matter your location, we are the best personal injury attorneys in the Inland Empire. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

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