Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney

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Is your family grieving the unexpected loss of a loved one? If so, you may have the right to bring legal action against the individuals or companies responsible. In California, a wrongful death claim can be made on the grounds that someone's negligent, reckless, or careless actions caused the untimely death of your loved one—be it through a traffic accident or criminal act such as a drunk driving accident. Although pursuing legal action may be the last thing on your mind when dealing with such a devastating loss, you should not hesitate to understand your legal rights.

Why turn to our Orange County wrongful death lawyers?

  • We offer compassionate counsel backed by 30+ years’ shared experience
  • You’ll have no upfront costs: You don’t pay unless we win
  • We deliver skilled advocacy: $50+ million recovered for clients
  • You can discuss your rights and options in a free consultation

When you work with an Orange County injury lawyer at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., you can rest easier knowing that you have a dedicated legal advocate on your side. We have represented numerous families who have been tasked with the difficult responsibility of managing the costs associated with their loved one's death, all while suffering through the emotional pain of their passing. We understand just how important it is to have the support of an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney.


To find out if we can answer your questions, set up a free initial consultation.


Who can bring a wrongful death claim in California?

In the state of California, wrongful death claims may be filed by specific survivors who have suffered damages as a result of the decedent's passing—either financially or emotionally.


Survivors may refer to the victim's:

  • Surviving spouse
  • Registered domestic partner
  • Child (including adopted children)
  • Dependent parents

If the victim has no heirs, then those who would be entitled to inherit the decedent's estate may seek damages for wrongful death. This may include non-dependent parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.

Types of Damages that You May Stand to Recover

When filing a wrongful death claim, the survivors may be entitled to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the financial losses suffered as a result of your loved one's passing (i.e. medical bills and funeral expenses), while non-economic damages refer to the emotional losses that you have suffered (i.e. loss of care). In many cases, the amount of damages taken into consideration will also include loss of future support, as you have essentially been deprived of your loved one's future earnings, as well.


When you work with our firm, we may be able to pursue damages for:

  • Medical bills and hospital expenses
  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Past and future loss of financial support
  • Loss of love, comfort & companionship

Speak to Our Firm About Your Case 24/7

Pursuing Justice in Wrongful Death CasesThere is nothing more tragic than the sudden loss of a loved one, so we have dedicated our professional lives to seeking justice in these matters. You can trust that we are committed to pursuing the best possible result for you and your family.

Our firm has built a solid reputation of producing highly favorable results in a wide range of wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. We encourage you to learn how our injury attorneys in Orange County can help you. We offer free initial consultations.


If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, contact the team at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.


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