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Chula Vista Wrongful Death Lawyer

Tragedy can strike in Chula Vista without warning. Countless types of personal injuries due to negligence can result in a senseless, preventable loss of life.

The spouses and family members left behind after a wrongful death in Chula Vista often struggle with immense personal, emotional, and financial challenges. An experienced Chula Vista wrongful death lawyer from Kash Legal can help them secure compensation from the parties at-fault for their loved one’s death. 

About California’s Wrongful Death Laws

Under California law, the “death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another” entitles the deceased victim’s surviving spouse and/or family members to sue the at-fault party (or parties) for money damages. Lawyers refer to such a lawsuit as a wrongful death action. In a typical wrongful death action, the spouse/family can seek compensation for the monetary and non-monetary harm caused by their loved one’s tragic death, such as: 

  • Loss of the deceased victim’s income, inheritance, or financial support
  • Loss of the value of services the deceased victim provided
  • Loss of the deceased victim’s companionship, consortium, or guidance
  • Pain and suffering caused by the death
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Damages awarded in a wrongful death action are payable to the surviving spouse and/or family members in proportions decided by a court. 

Survival Actions

Lawyers often pair a wrongful death action with a separate, but related, lawsuit known as a survival action (or decedent’s cause of action). This type of lawsuit seeks damages for harm the deceased victim suffered prior to death, such as: 

  • Medical expenses related to injuries that led to death
  • Lost income prior to death
  • The deceased victim’s pain, suffering, and/or disfigurement

The damages awarded in a survival action are payable to the deceased person’s legal estate and distributed according to that person’s will or California probate law.

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What Types of Damages are Available in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Potential Causes of Wrongful Death In Chula Vista

People can lose their lives in a virtually unlimited variety of accidents in Chula Vista. However, the bulk of the wrongful death cases we handle at Kash Legal tend to arise from one of two common categories of incidents. 

Traffic Accidents

Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and Chula Vista is no exception. According to the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) at U.C. Berkeley, an average of around 15 people die per year in Chula Vista traffic accidents. A disproportionate share of those victims are motorcyclists, pedestrians, or bicyclists struck by motor vehicles, but they also include drivers and passengers in cars, trucks, and buses. 

At Kash Legal, our team has decades of combined experience representing victims of motor vehicle accidents. Our firm has the accumulated know-how and resources to investigate crashes, identify root causes, and pursue well-supported legal claims for damages against at-fault parties and insurance companies. Some of the largest awards we have secured for our clients have come in traffic accident cases. 

Falls and Other Premises Liability Incidents

Hazardous conditions at residential, commercial, and public properties in Chula Vista also constitute a leading cause of accidental death, especially among potentially vulnerable groups like seniors, young children, and workers. Falls—either from heights or onto hard surfaces—account for many of those fatalities, but they are by no means the only form of preventable, deadly accident that can happen. Drownings, electrocutions, and structure fires also take a heavy toll. 

Under California law, property owners, tenants, and site managers in Chula Vista owe a duty to ensure the safety of visitors to their premises. Failures to take reasonable steps to fix, keep visitors away from, or warn visitors about a property hazard can lead to legal liability if someone gets hurt or dies. At Kash Legal, our Chula Vista wrongful death attorneys fight to hold owners and others accountable when a preventable, dangerous condition on their premises leads to a tragic death. We never back down from a fight, no matter how well-funded our opponent or complicated the case.

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How We Can Help After a Wrongful Death in Chula Vista

The aftermath of the sudden death of a loved one in an accident can upend your life. People who seek the help of the Chula Vista wrongful death attorneys at Kash Legal often come to us because they’re unsure of where to turn for help or who they can trust to give them  sound advice. Our team aims to: 

  • Explain their rights and options clearly, so that they can make the right decisions for themselves and their families
  • Investigate a wrongful death thoroughly to identify the parties at fault
  • Prepare the strongest possible case for wrongful death and survival damages
  • Negotiate aggressively with defense lawyers and insurance companies to achieve favorable settlements when possible
  • Advocate tirelessly in court to convince judges and juries to award our clients the damages they deserve

We regularly represent clients in wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning we only collect a fee if we succeed in getting results. 

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Contact a Chula Vista Wrongful Death Lawyer at Kash Legal Today

Nothing can replace the loved one you lost in a preventable accident. However, by taking prompt legal action with the help of an experienced lawyer, you can hope to achieve a measure of justice and to secure compensation to help you regain your footing and rebuild after a tragedy. 

Kash Legal wants to assist you in navigating this difficult time. Our compassionate, hard-working Chula Vista wrongful death lawyers put your interests first and do our utmost to hold wrongdoers legally and financially accountable for your loss. To learn more about your rights and options, contact us online or call our offices at (888) 527-4128 for a free, no-obligation case consultation. 

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Jonathan has been great in getting my accident case settled and for more than I expected. They took care of everything for me so I didn't have to deal with any insurance agencies. Highly recommended.

Cynthia R.San Francisco, CA

Kash Legal Group . Jonathan and his team are the best. Never have I delt with such a professional, caring group. They kept in touch and informed me the whole journey. Eileen was so comforting to me. And I would MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TEAM ..

Deanna S.Big Bear, CA

I am super satisfied with the job Kashani and his team had done for me after my car accident. They help me get all the attention I needed after accident plus got me a good compensation. They all are very pleasant and know what are doing, they are very professional and sharp . The group firm assisted me till make sure I was healed and make sure everything was paid by other insurance.

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After my injury, I contacted Kash Legal in hopes of getting justice for what had happened to me. Kash Legal has helped me achieve that goal, and even during the COVID pandemic, they had always kept fighting and updating me on the case with extreme professionalism. Kash Legal changed my life for the better, and did a fantastic job doing so.

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