Carlsbad Wrongful Death Attorney
A wrongful death case is a serious and solemn matter. In the world of legal damages, it is by far the most serious, and it should be handled that way. At Walton Law Firm we understand this. That is why all consultations concerning wrongful death cases are confidential, and take place at any location the family wishes. They are also completely free.
California wrongful death lawsuits can be filed after a resident is killed because of the negligence or misconduct of another. These suits are centered on the rights of survivors, who seek justice for the loss of love, companionship, a life together, and often the loss of financial support. Therefore, all Carlsbad wrongful death lawsuits are brought by the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, or other heirs. Depending on the circumstances, the defendants in these actions could be a private individual, a government entity, or a business.
Surviving families members can usually seek to recover for both economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are those where a specific monetary amount can be calculated—such as the amount of lost family financial assistance as a result of the accident. In addition non-economic damages can be sought which attempt to provide compensation for the emotional toll of the incident. These include things like pain, suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress.
The Statute of Limitations
Timing requirement apply to all wrongful death claims. Depending on how the negligence occurred, a loved one may lose their ability to file suit if they wait too long after the death. The shortest time limit applies if a government entity is involved in the suit. In those cases there often has to be legal action initiated within 6 months of the accident. If the death was caused by poor medical care then there may be a one year limit. In most other instances victims have two years to file their wrongful death lawsuit. We encourage all those who may have one of these claims to visit with a legal professional as soon as reasonable to learn which timing rules apply in their case.
About Our Firm
Our California wrongful death attorney at Walton Law Firm has litigated many wrongful death cases throughout the Southern California area. We remain available to help families in Carlsbad that have suffered one of these losses. Our firm understands the very emotional issues involved in these tragedies, which is why we remain committing to devoting close personal attention to each and every case. Please consider contacting our attorney to learn how we might be able to represent your legal interests. There is no obligation for visiting and having a free consultation to learn how the law applies in your case. You can give us a call at (866) 607-1325 or (760) 571-5500. In addition, feel free to send us a message at any time with our online questionnaire.
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