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Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.

Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney

Call (888) 480-3883 to learn more about your rights.

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 40+ years’ shared legal experience
  • You’ll have no upfront costs: You don’t pay unless we win
  • We deliver skilled advocacy: $75+ 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

There 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. by calling (888) 480-3883 today!

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  • I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys.

    “It was such a pleasure to be represented by Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. recently. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys. After a car accident which involved numerous injuries, I couldn't handle the stress of dealing with the insurance companies. They completely took over for me. They negotiated with the insurance companies and as a result of their determination, I received a very fast and fair settlement. All during this process, they kept me updated on all the proceedings, always returned my phone calls promptly and answered any questions I had the entire staff at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. were always courteous and helpful. Thank you ever so much!”

    L.D.

  • They certainly took the stress away in settling my claim

    “It is a real pleasure to recommend Cohn & Swartzon! For personal, prompt and excellent service they can't be beat. They certainly took the stress away in settling my claim. I am so thankful to them.”

    Barbara M.

  • They stayed true to their word

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”

    V.O.

  • I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided!

    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

    Maria S.

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    “If ever any type of accident happens to a friend or family, you would be at the top of my list to recommend.”

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