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Wrongful Death Law in California

The death of a loved one can be a devastating experience for a family, especially when that loved one's death was caused by another person's carelessness (negligence).

In this situation the surviving family members are entitled to file a wrongful death action or make a claim for wrongful death against the person or persons who caused the death.

The Wrongful Death Action

In a wrongful death claim, the victim's death is a direct result of the negligence of a person or an entity which can be held strictly liable for the death, and therefore entitles the survivors to monetary compensation. The compensation will usually be recovered form the person or entity who caused the victim's death, or from their insurance. Additionally, the defendant can also be subjected to criminal charges depending on the nature and circumstances of the victim's death.

We all know that monetary compensation will bring back someone we love.

It is however important that those left behind–the wives, husbands, children (known as the heirs) are aware of their rights and take steps to timely protect those rights.

The purpose of a wrongful death action is to attempt try to provide some sense of justice to those who have had a loved taken from them, and to somehow ease their burden by compensating them for loss of the society, care, comfort and support (emotional and financial) that their loved one provided and would have continued to provide


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