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Duarte Wrongful Death Lawyers

Duarte Wrongful Death Attorney- Andrew L. Ellis Andy Ellis is one of the most successful Wrongful Death lawyers in Los Angeles California. Meet Mr. Ellis and find out how he helps his clients who have a wrongful death case. http://ellisinjurylaw.com.

Losing someone you love is one of the worst experiences possible. When your loved one’s death results from someone else’s actions or inactions, the pain is even deeper, because this did not have to happen. Not only are you facing the future without your loved one, but you may no longer have financial support. Do not despair – personal injury lawyers can hold those responsible for your loved one’s death accountable. Nothing returns the person to you, but financial compensation can help pay for your living expenses and those of your family.  

The Duarte wrongful death lawyers at Ellis Injury Law can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your loved one’s death. Over the past 25 years, our dedicated lawyers have recovered more than $350 million in settlements for our clients. 

Wrongful death 

Wrongful death occurs when the person’s demise is due to the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of another person or entity. Common causes of wrongful death include: 

  • Motor vehicle accidents 
  • Construction accidents  
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Birth injuries  
  • Product liability 

Wrongful death lawsuits are filed in civil court. If the deceased was a homicide victim, the suspect is tried in criminal court, but it is possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against that individual in civil court.  

wrongful death lawyer can help determine whether your loved one’s demise constitutes a wrongful death.  

Wrongful death statute of limitations 

In California, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the death date. In some cases, a personal injury lawsuit is already ongoing when the person succumbs to their injuries. A wrongful death lawsuit may then replace the personal injury lawsuit.  

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit 

Under California law, only certain individuals may file a wrongful death lawsuit. If there is a surviving spouse or domestic partner, he or she may file the lawsuit. If there is no surviving spouse or domestic partner, but there are children of the deceased, they may file the lawsuit. If there are no surviving children, then anyone who may receive property from the estate under California’s law of intestate succession may file. The latter may include surviving parents, siblings, and so on down the familial intestate succession line.  

Wrongful death damages  

Wrongful death damages include compensation for losses to the estate and to the deceased’s survivors. The former includes: 

  • Funeral and burial costs 
  • Medical expenses for the final injury or illness 
  • Lost income had the person lived 

Damages for survivors may include: 

  • Loss of future financial support 
  • Loss of household services 
  • Loss of love and affection  

Contact Duarte wrongful death lawyers 

If your spouse or other close relative died because of the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you need the services of a personal injury attorney at Ellis Injury Law. Call us anytime or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. You are always treated with respect and compassion as we review your case and advise you of your options going forward. There is no fee unless we win.