Escondido Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death cases are solemn and serious cases. Walton Law Firm understands this after 20 years of representing surviving family members in wrongful death cases where a loved one has been killed under accidental circumstances. Unlike most other injury cases, a wrongful death lawsuit is not a legal right given to the individual who suffers actual physical injury. Instead, these cases are based on the rights of survivors. California law allows heirs to bring cases of wrongful death because it recognizes that the relatives of negligence victims who are killed by misconduct suffer a deep and severe loss, even though they themselves are not physically injured.
When filing these suits, wrongful death plaintiffs are able to recover both economic and non-economic losses related to the loss. Those losses might include the loss of financial assistance that would have been received from the decedent, and love, society, and companionship of the person who as died. Burial expenses are also available for recovery.
Walton Law Firm has represented many individuals and families in cases of wrongful death, and fully understand the sensitive nature of these cases. Randy Walton makes himself available free of charge to discuss potential viability of a wrongful death case, and encourages any person with questions to call.
Statute of Limitations
The California state legislature has passed legislation that requires victims to file their wrongful death lawsuit within a certain time after the death occurs. For example, in medical malpractice cases there is a one year limit. If a public body is involved in the suit then it may need to be filed within six months. In other cases the victim may have up to two years. These time limits make it imperative that all victims get in touch with an attorney to ensure that they do not lose their right to seek legal recovery.
Walton Law Firm
Our San Diego wrongful death lawyer Randy Walton is available to help all those who have lost a loved one in Escondido because of the recklessness or negligence of another. We have many years of experience in this area and have litigated many wrongful death cases. If you or someone that you know is in this situation, schedule a free consultation with our office to learn how the law applies in your case. We can be reached by phone at (866) 607-1325 or (760) 571-5500. You can also send us a message anytime using our online questionnaire.
Escondido was founded in 1888 and is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. The city is known for its historic roots and agricultural background. Nestled in a valley between small rocky hills, the city was name after the Spanish word for “hidden.” Some of the city’s famous former residents include All-Star pitcher Randy Johnson, NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury, and professional soccer player Jovan Kirovksi.