Glendora Wrongful Death Lawyers
You do not know how to make it through each day. A beloved family member is gone because of another party’s actions or inactions, and your world is shattered. Not only do you miss your loved one terribly and your grief is overwhelming, but you have also lost the income and support your late family member provided. At this terrible time, you need dedicated personal injury lawyers to hold those responsible for your loved one’s death liable.
Nothing can bring your loved one back, but the Glendora wrongful death lawyers at Ellis Injury Law can help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for the loss of your family member. We have represented clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than a quarter-century. As we work on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless we win.
Personal injury and wrongful death
When a person dies after an accident caused by another party, under California law family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Sometimes, a severely injured person may file a personal injury lawsuit but dies from their injuries prior to any settlement or verdict. If that is the case, the personal injury lawsuit is withdrawn and the applicable family member can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Statute of limitations
In California, the typical statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the injury, while the typical statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the death date. For example, if a person was seriously hurt in a car accident and dies as a result of their injuries six months later, their spouse or other close family member has two years from that date, rather than two years from the date of the accident six months earlier, to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
A wrongful death lawyer takes care of all the paperwork, conducts the necessary investigation and deals with all related matters during this difficult time for the family.
Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit
In some states, the personal representative of the estate is the only entity who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. That is not the case in California, where family members may file such lawsuits, based on marital and blood ties. If the deceased has a surviving spouse or domestic partner, that person may file the lawsuit. If the deceased was single, any surviving children may file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the deceased did not have children, other family members, such as parents or siblings, are permitted to file. Those who were financially dependent on the deceased at the time of death may also file suit, including a “putative spouse,” or someone with whom the deceased was in a long-term, quasi-marital relationship, or stepchildren.
Contact Glendora wrongful death lawyers
If you lost your spouse, domestic partner or another close family member because of another party’s negligence, recklessness or intentional action, you need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney at Ellis Injury Law. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. Our compassionate attorneys have recovered more than $350 million for clients in verdicts and settlements. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to trial when needed.