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October 23, 2020

Am I Eligible for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The passing of a loved one in an accident is traumatic. Worse, you may know someone else caused the fatal accident because they were careless with your loved one’s safety. Because of that, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit in Orange County. Here’s the problem—you may be unsure whether you’re able to seek compensation for these losses on your own.

Luckily, the lawyers at Kohan & Bablove LLP can help. They can help you determine whether you’re eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit in California, and they can guide you through your claim while you’re grieving.

Eligibility for an Orange County Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When someone dies in an accident, they obviously can’t sue for their own losses. But those losses may have impacted their family in devastating ways. They may have lost a caretaker, financial support, and affection from a parent, spouse, or other relative. That’s a severe loss, so someone should be able to sue.

Because the injured party can’t sue for their own losses, California law dictates who can sue for a wrongful death claim and in what order. For example, if you’re the spouse, domestic partner, or child of the deceased, you may have grounds to sue. If you’re not eligible, talk to your wrongful death lawyer about whether you may otherwise be due compensation.

Who’s at Fault for My Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Once you’ve determined whether you’re due compensation for your family’s loss, you may also need to determine who’s responsible for your loved one’s death. Often, the person who caused the accident through their carelessness is responsible. For example, if your loved one was struck and killed by a drunk driver, you may have grounds to sue the drunk driver.

But your wrongful death lawsuit may not be so simple. Your wrongful death lawyer may need to review the evidence against the at-fault party to determine what caused their death and who carelessly set up this situation.

Determine Who Can Sue with a California Wrongful Death Lawyer

When you’ve lost a loved one in a serious accident, you may have trouble determining whether you’re eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit. You want to just focus on recovering from your grief and getting closure. Worse, you may not know where to start with your claim, even if you’re eligible.

In cases like these, you may need an Orange County lawyer from Kohan & Bablove LLP. They can determine whether you’re eligible to file a lawsuit, and they can represent you throughout your lawsuit. To learn more about our services, take advantage of a free consultation by calling 1-844-404-2400 or by completing the online contact form below.