Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Orange County, CA
In Orange County, California, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed when a person dies as a result of the negligence of another individual or entity. A wrongful death lawsuit is filed by a personal injury attorney on behalf of the victims family in order to recover monetary damages associated with the death of their loved one.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Orange County?
California law specifically allows the following parties to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit:
- The deceased person’s surviving spouse and children, including a putative spouse and children.
- The deceased person’s domestic partner.
- The deceased person’s parents, surviving siblings, or children of deceased siblings.
- Grandparents or lineal descendants, and/or individuals who were financially dependent on the deceased person at the time of their death.
What Type of Compensation Can Be Awarded in an Orange County Wrongful Death Cases?
Below are examples of compensation that can be awarded in a successful wrongful death lawsuit:
- Funeral and burial expenses.
- Medical and hospital bills for the deceased person’s final illness or injury.
- Loss of income, including potential income the deceased person would reasonably have been expected to earn in the future if they had lived.
- The value of household services.
- Loss of anticipated financial support.
- Loss of love, community, attention, affection, moral support, and guidance.
Our Orange County Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help
If you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another party in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or another type of accident, please contact our Orange County wrongful death attorneys to receive a FREE initial consultation. Simply use the form on this page or call 714-485-0628.