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Oceanside Wrongful Death Lawyer

Oceanside—like any California city—is no stranger to tragic accidents. Car accidents, falls, fires, and other calamities take the lives of innocent Oceanside residents, workers, and visitors. Many of those fatalities would not occur were it not for the wrongful actions of someone other than the victim.

In California, surviving spouses and family members of deceased victims of preventable accidents generally have the right to sue the at-fault party for wrongful death. If your loved one died from accidental injuries that occurred in Oceanside, Kash Legal wants to help you and your family explore your options for seeking compensation for your loss.

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California Wrongful Death Law Explained

California’s wrongful death law generally entitles a  surviving spouse, domestic partner, child, or other heir to sue anyone whose wrongful actions caused their loved one’s death. This lawsuit is known as a wrongful death action. It seeks  compensation for the surviving spouse or family member’s losses resulting from a death, such as: 

  • Loss of the deceased person’s consortium, companionship, affection, and guidance  
  • Loss of the deceased person’s income or inheritance 
  • Loss of the value of household or familial services the deceased person would have provided
  • Funeral and burial expenses 

The damages recoverable in a wrongful death action are paid to the surviving spouse and/or family members in amounts determined by a court. 

In California, wrongful death lawyers for grieving families routinely pair a wrongful death action with a separate, but related, type of lawsuit called a decedent’s cause of action (also known as a survival action). In a decedent’s cause of action, a personal representative of the deceased person sues for damages the deceased person had the right to claim up to the time of death. A decedent’s cause of action may seek damages for the deceased person’s: 

  • Medical and other expenses prior to death
  • Loss of income prior to death
  • Pain, suffering, or disfigurement prior to death 

The damages recoverable in a decedent’s cause of action are paid to the deceased person’s estate, to be distributed according to that person’s will and/or California probate law.

How Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help

At Kash Legal, our personal injury lawyers take a personalized, compassionate approach to representing clients in wrongful death matters. We never take a “cookie-cutter” approach to the cases we handle. Our team gives every client our individualized attention and pursues legal strategies aimed at serving their specific needs and priorities.

The steps we take in a wrongful death case vary, but usually begin with meeting with you free of charge to learn about your loved one and the circumstances of their passing, and to evaluate your rights to seek compensation through a wrongful death and/or survival lawsuit. If our wrongful death lawyers decide to work together, our team can also:

  • Investigate the facts of your case and gather evidence to prove liability and damages 
  • Work with experts who can give opinions about the cause of your loved one’s death or impact of your loss 
  • Prepare and file lawsuits and insurance claims seeking the damages you deserve 
  • Negotiate with insurance representatives and wrongful death lawyers to achieve a fair settlement of your wrongful death action, if possible 
  • Take your wrongful death case to court to prove it to a judge and jury 
  • Collect the money due to you from a favorable settlement, judgment, or jury verdict

We routinely represent our wrongful death clients on a contingent fee basis, meaning our wrongful death attorneys only collect a fee if we get you results.

Do You Have a California Wrongful Death Case? 

You may have the right to pursue a wrongful death case if your loved one died in Oceanside as a result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. Although preventable fatalities can occur in a wide variety of scenarios, most of the wrongful death cases we handle at Kash Legal involve one of two the following situations. 

Fatal Traffic Accidents

On average, crashes on Oceanside roads kill around 12 people per year, according to the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) at Cal Berkeley. The deceased victims of those accidents include drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Many of them lose their lives because of someone else’s wrongful actions behind the wheel of a vehicle. Others die because of poor decisions made months or years earlier by road engineers, vehicle manufacturers, and others whose jobs and actions affect Oceanside road safety.

At Kash Legal, we investigate fatal traffic accidents and work relentlessly to hold everyone at-fault accountable for causing a tragic, preventable loss of life. 

Falls and Other Deadly Incidents Triggered by Dangerous Property Conditions

By law, owners of commercial, residential, and public property in Oceanside should take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of anyone who visits their premises. But tragically, dangerous property conditions still routinely cause fatal falls, drownings, fires, building collapses, and other deadly incidents in Oceanside. Falling constitutes a leading cause of death among seniors, for example. Drowning takes the lives of numerous young children in California annually. And in occupations like construction, extraction, and heavy industry, falls and contact with dangerous objects cause numerous preventable deaths per year. 

The Kash Legal team has years of experience seeking justice when dangerous property conditions lead to a senseless death. No matter how complicated the case or powerful the opponent, we possess the resources and know-how to secure maximum compensation for grieving spouses and families. 

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Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer at Kash Legal in Oceanside Today

You and your family deserve justice when a preventable accident takes your loved one’s life. At Kash Legal, our wrongful death attorneys recognize that money damages cannot repair your loss. However, it can provide critical support during a difficult time of your life, and it can ensure that those at fault face accountability.

If you recently lost a loved one to a fatal accident in Oceanside, let Kash Legal help you explore your rights and options. Contact us online or call us today at (888) 527-4128 for your free wrongful death 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 ..

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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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