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When the loss of a loved one is caused by another’s carelessness or wrongdoing, surviving family members may experience a profound sense of injustice. They may feel hopeless and frustrated, full of grief. While there is no way to replace the loss of a family member or other loved one, taking legal action can help bring peace of mind. Holding the responsible party accountable can increase awareness of the Wrongful Death and to help prevent others from suffering the same fate.

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At Pacific Attorney Group, we handle wrongful death lawsuits for clients across California. If you lost a spouse, parent, child or other family member or loved one because another person was careless, negligent or intentionally caused harm, an attorney at our firm may be able to help you seek justice and compensation for your losses. Our wrongful death attorneys take on cases involving auto accidents, defective products, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, workplace accidents and more.

Wrongful death actions are covered in detail in California Code of Civil Procedure § 377.60. According to this law, there are specific parties that may be able to take legal action for the loss of a loved one. This may include a surviving spouse, domestic partner or child of the victim. In some cases, a parent may be able to file a wrongful death action. A case of this kind may be brought against another party for a wrongful death caused by negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Wrongful death cases can also be brought on the principle of strict liability, as in cases involving defective products.

Through a wrongful death action, a party responsible for the death of a person may be held accountable for their conduct. Because these cases are brought in civil court, the defendant (person/entity accused of causing another’s death) will not face incarceration or other criminal penalties but will typically face monetary penalties.

A wrongful death claim is a special kind of lawsuit brought when someone dies as a result of the defendant’s negligent or intentional act. Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either through negligence or as a result of some intentional action.
 
California law does allow surviving family members to financially recover for losses caused by a wrongful death. Instead, you must prove it is at least 51 percent likely the death was wrongful; this burden of proof is called the “preponderance of the evidence.”
 
To win a wrongful death lawsuit, you will have to show that the defendant owed a duty of care to your loved one, breached that duty of care, caused the death of your family member because of that breach, and you suffered damages as a result of your relative’s death.

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At Pacific Attorney Group, a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will help you with the physical, emotional and financial trauma created by negligent actors.

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Our personal injury lawyers specialize in cases regarding brain injuries, slip and fall accidents, spinal cord injuries, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and many others. The laws regarding personal injury claims differ by state and are extremely complex. If you have been injured in California due to the negligence of another, it is absolutely crucial to contact a highly skilled California injury lawyer that is knowledgeable of state laws. In order to receive compensation for your injuries, you should hire a California injury lawyer that is capable of interpreting California personal injury laws and can determine your legal rights.

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