Oceanside Wrongful Death Attorney
California wrongful death lawsuits arise when an area resident dies as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another. The legal right at the heart of these suits belongs not to the deceased, but to their surviving heirs — such as the victim’s children, spouse, or parents.
Wrongful death cases are serious and solemn matters. The Oceanside wrongful death lawyers at Walton Law Firm has represented many, many families in the midst of these tragedies, and fully understands the legal, but more importantly the emotions considerations of such a case. That is why all consultations about wrongful death cases are done privately and confidentially, and any place the victim's family chooses.
In a wrongful death case, the heirs are generally able to recover for a variety of losses that they may have suffered as a result of the passing. These damages can be both economic and non-economic, but damages are usually awarded for the loss of love, society, companionship, and financial support.
Statute of Limitations
As with most other legal claims, it remains very important for those who may have lost a loved one through the negligence of another to visit with a wrongful death attorney in Oceanside in a timely fashion. Depending on who was negligent, there are different time limits upon which a victim must file suit or risk losing the right to recovery. If a public body is involved then a government claim usually needs to be filed within six months of the accident. If medical malpractice caused the death then the statute of limitations may be one year from the death. In other cases there is usually a two year time limit. In all cases, it is important to at least visit with a legal professional to understand what your rights are and what time limits apply.
The Walton Law Firm
The Oceanside wrongful death attorneys at the Walton Law Firm have litigated many local wrongful death lawsuits. Our firm has represented residents of Oceanside who have lost a relative due to the negligence of another, and, as stated, are sensitive to the many emotions involved in these terrible experiences. We work hard to ensure that fairness and justice is prioritized in all cases. For a free consultation to see how we can help please consider giving our office a call. You can reach us at (866) 607-1325 or (760) 571-5500. Also, consider sending us a message via our online questionnaire to ask about how the legal process works in your case and get advice from a wrongful death lawyer in the Oceanside area.
About Oceanside, California
Oceanside, California is popular resort city located on California’s South Coast with several miles of beachfront and a popular harbor. Located just outside the nation’s busiest military base, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the city is home to many U.S. service members and their families. For the past forty years Oceanside has seen steady population growth, now totaling more than 100,000 residents. In 2005 the Wall Street Journal named the area the top vacation home market in the country.