Wrongful Death Cases in California: Are They More Common Than You Think?

Of course it is true that everyone will die someday. It is also true that when a person’s actions result in the premature death of another, a wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate. While it is an obvious truth that nothing can bring back a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can hold the at-fault party responsible for their part in the action. If the criminal justice system can’t or won’t do so, then you may need to file a civil lawsuit.

If you have lost a loved one and you believe that another person or entity was at least partially responsible for that death then we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We can assess the situation and let you know what your options are.

What exactly is a wrongful death lawsuit?

California allows people who meet eligibility requirements to file wrongful death lawsuits. If the case is decided in their favor, they recover financial compensation. That money is manet to address the loss and though it cannot bring anyone back or make up for what happened, it can relieve the financial impact of the death.

Many wrongful death cases involve auto accidents

The facts of a wrongful death case are that if the negligent person or entity did not take the actions they took – or if they had taken preventative actions they should have taken – then the deceased would still be alive. These cases are much more common than you may think. In California, they often involve car accidents.

Not every fatal car accident is grounds for a wrongful death case but there are many situations that may qualify. They include:

  • Drunk driving accidents or accidents in which drugs or prescription drugs were taken.
  • Driving while drowsy.
  • Driving while distracted such as while texting or checking email.
  • Aggressive driving including road rage or drag racing.
  • Accidents caused by the at-fault driver not properly caring for their vehicle.

Workplace accidents are often wrongful death cases

Another common type of fatal accident is often grounds for a wrongful death case is a workplace accident. This includes injuries caused by machinery, slip and fall accidents, not enough security at work, chemical spills, tools falling from a high place, fire, electrocution, or falling. When you add the number of workplace accidents and the number of car accidents, you will get a number that nearly covers all wrongful death accidents.

Call us now for a free legal consultation

Now is the time to call and request a free legal consultation. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we care about you and we will fight for your rights. When you call us at 800-333-0000, we will begin by assessing the specifics of your case. If we find that there were grounds for a wrongful death case then we can file it on your behalf. We take cases on a contingency basis which means there is no risk for you and there is no reason not to call us today.