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Long Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers

Suddenly losing a loved one leaves families struggling with grief and a wide array of other negative emotions. The loss of a loved one sometimes leads to financial struggles, if the deceased significantly contributed to a household's monthly income. Families face medical bills up until the time of death and costs associated with a funeral or memorial service. Finding out that a loved one's death could have been avoided if not for another party's negligence makes matters worse.

California law permits eligible surviving family members to seek compensation for losses related to the wrongful death of a loved one. If your loved one died due to preventable fatal injuries caused by another party, you might be able to recover damages by filing a wrongful death claim depending on your relationship with the deceased. An experienced Long Beach wrongful death lawyer can help you through the wrongful death claims process while you spend time with your family and cope with your tragic loss.

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Defining Wrongful Death in California

Death occurs suddenly and unexpectedly all the time. However, not all tragic, sudden deaths qualify as wrongful death. Under California law, a wrongful death occurs when someone dies because of the wrongful act or neglect of another party.

California law also outlines family members who can legally file a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of a loved one. Eligible family members usually include those who lost financial support, companionship, or guidance. They include:

  • Surviving spouses or domestic partners
  • Children
  • Grandchildren if children are deceased
  • Parents of the deceased if no spouse, partner, or children exist or are alive

The above family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit, but a personal representative of the estate of the deceased can also sue for wrongful death on behalf of the estate. Regardless of the circumstances, wrongful death lawsuits are often emotionally charged and complex, making it crucial for family members to consult with a Long Beach wrongful death lawyer to help them recover damages.

Scenarios That Give Rise to Long Beach Wrongful Death Claims

Long Beach area residents might suddenly die in a wide range of situations. Here are some examples of dangerous situations that can lead to fatal injuries and give rise to a Long Beach wrongful death lawsuit:

Traffic Crashes

Traffic accidents are among the events that most commonly lead to wrongful death. Drivers in cars, trucks, SUVs, and other passenger vehicles risk fatal injury during a collision. Cyclists, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians also face the risk of death in a traffic accident. Long Beach is located in Los Angeles County, California’s most populous county with close to 10 million people. A lot of people translate to a lot of traffic crashes resulting in fatal injuries.

Long Beach sees hundreds of traffic fatalities each year out of about 3,000 accidents each year that result in injury or death. Drunk drivers, drowsy drivers, distracted drivers, and other negligent drivers could be liable for damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Workplace Accidents

Unsafe working conditions, equipment malfunction, and various other scenarios can lead to fatal on-the-job accidents. Many survivors qualify for workers’ compensation death benefits after tragically losing a loved one in a workplace accident. In most cases, families cannot sue the employer. Yet, some companies do not comply with the law and carry mandatory workers’ compensation insurance or a third party could share liability for a fatal workplace accident. In these situations, families need a skilled Long Beach wrongful death lawyer to evaluate their case and determine the viability of their claim.

Defective Product Accidents

Any party involved in bringing a defective product to the market for public use or consumption might be liable for damages if a product causes fatal injuries. Some product defects occur during the design or conception of a new product and some product defects occur during the manufacturing and production stage. Manufacturers and retailers might also be liable for wrongful death lawsuit damages if they do not warn consumers about dangerous aspects of their products.

Intentional Harm

Intentional harm always qualifies as wrongful death. Most times, someone who intentionally harms another also faces criminal charges for manslaughter or murder. If someone murdered a loved one or attacked them in a way that led to their death, a Long Beach wrongful death lawyer can help you seek justice.

Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals are tasked with diagnosing, treating, and curing illness, injuries, and disease. However, some doctors and other medical professionals make errors, perform their tasks carelessly, or go against their oath to cause no harm. When medical treatment or care fails to meet standards accepted in the medical community and causes death, medical professionals might be liable for damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Common scenarios that sometimes lead to a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Failure to recognize symptoms and diagnose an illness or disease
  • Surgical errors including operating on the wrong part of the body or leaving a surgical object inside the body
  • Failure to obtain a patient’s complete medical history
  • Poor aftercare, especially after a surgery
  • Medication errors
  • Mistakes with medical equipment

California has special procedural requirements for medical malpractice wrongful death claims. An experienced Long Beach wrongful death attorney can help you meet all legal requirements and deadlines, so you have the best chance for a positive outcome with your claim after medical negligence took the life of a loved one.

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The sudden loss of a family member leaves those behind to deal with massive amounts of grief, anger, and other negative emotions as they mourn. Your family should not have to shoulder the financial burden that comes with your loss. Concentrate on healing and mourning and let a compassionate and skilled Long Beach wrongful death lawyer from Kash Legal handle your wrongful death claim.

Our personal injury attorneys at Kash Legal can review your case, determine your eligibility for compensation, and advise you on the best course of action for your family. Contact an experienced Long Beach wrongful death lawyer from Kash Legal at (888) 527-4128 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.

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