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When Can Family Members File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

June 28, 2021

At Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes, Inc, our personal injury attorneys in Fresno have successfully represented clients throughout California after the negligent actions or inactions of another person, party, or entity have turned their lives upside down.

Unfortunately, many of these cases have involved representing families who have lost loved ones to negligence, which are some of the most difficult circumstances anyone could imagine.

Wrongful death arises when one person dies because of the legal fault of another person or entity, which can include many different types of accidents, causes, and scenarios.

Below, we take a closer look at the different types of wrongful death accidents, and how our experienced personal injury attorneys can help eligible family members seek justice for their loss.

How Will I Know if the Loss of My Loved One Meets the Legal Threshold for a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

Whenever someone loses a loved one, it is perfectly natural to try and determine what went wrong. Sometimes, the answer is clear: a drunk driver collided with my loved one and, as a result, he or she did not survive their injuries.

This is a perfect example of how negligence can change lives, as approximately 28 people are killed by drunk drivers every day throughout the U.S., which results in one death every 52 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

However, not all wrongful death cases are as clear and will require our skilled personal injury lawyer in Fresno to ask many questions to learn more about your case.

They may include:

  • How did your loved one lose his or her life?
  • What types of evidence have you gathered to help support your claim?
  • Have you already spoken to the negligent party or their insurance company?

The crux of any wrongful death claim is whether the cause of death could have been prevented if it were not for the negligent action or inaction that occurred.

Our compassionate Fresno wrongful death attorney will walk you through the legal process and advise you of your rights and options to hold the negligent party liable for your loved one’s loss, so you and your family can take the time you need to fully grieve while we build your case.

What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in California?

Any type of negligence can lead to the tragic loss of life in California or anywhere throughout the country.

Some of the more common causes of wrongful death may include:

If your loved one has lost their life to what you believe may be wrongful death circumstances, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Fresno at Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes, Inc today by calling (559) 436-0850 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your eligibility to file a claim before the evidence we may need to pursue a successful case is no longer available.

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