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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. Although pursuing legal action may be the last thing on your mind when dealing with such a devastating loss, it is imperative to understand your legal rights.
Cohn & Swartzon can provide the support you need during this difficult time. As your dedicated legal advocate, we can help you recover the compensation you’re entitled to for both economic and non-economic damages.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Wrongful death actions are claims for compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that the deceased’s family has suffered.
In California, a wrongful death claim can be made on the grounds that someone’s negligence, recklessness, or careless actions caused the untimely death of your loved one. Common causes of wrongful death include vehicular accidents, work-related accidents, and defective products.
According to California state law, a wrongful death lawsuit must be brought within two years from the date of death. Certain important exceptions may apply, however, such as if a government or public entity was involved. This can shorten the statute of limitations to only six (6) months.
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