Wrongful Death

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Irvine Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death occurs when an individual is killed due to the negligence or wrongful act of another. Wrongful death claims can arise from many different circumstances including:

  • Automobile, motorcycle, airplane, train accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Criminal activity
  • Product defects

The Following Individuals may Generally Bring a Wrongful Death Claim:

  • The decedent’s personal representative on behalf of those entitled to bring a claim
  • The decedent’s surviving spouse
  • The decedent’s domestic partner
  • The decedent’s children
  • The “putative spouse,” children of the putative spouse, stepchildren, or parents if they were dependent on the decedent. A “putative spouse” refers to the surviving spouse of a void or voidable marriage who is found by the court to have believed in good faith that the marriage to the decedent was in fact valid.
  • If there is no surviving children, then those entitled to the decedent’s property by intestate succession
  • A minor, if at the time of the decedent’s death, the minor resided for the previous 180 days in the decedent’s household and was dependent on the decedent for one-half or more of the minor’s support.

Under California Law, A Wrongful Death Claimant may Generally be Entitled to the Following Damages:

  • The financial support, if any, that the decedent would have contributed to the family during either the life expectancy that the decedent had before his/her death or the life expectancy of the plaintiff, whichever is shorter
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • The reasonable value of household services that the decedent would have provided
  • The loss of gift or benefits that the plaintiff would have expected to receive from the decedent
  • Loss of the decedent’s love, training and guidance, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support, enjoyment of sexual relations
  • The reasonable value of household services that the decedent would have provided

Call Culver Law Firm today to speak to a wrongful death lawyer. Culver Law Firm will vigorously negotiate your wrongful death claim with insurance companies, and if necessary take your case to litigation, to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Culver Law Firm?

  • Free Consultation and Comprehensive Case Evaluation WITH A WRONGFUL DEATH Lawyer. We understand the many choices you have in choosing a personal injury attorney. That is why we encourage all personal injury victims to interview different attorneys before choosing the right one. At Culver Law Firm, we offer free consultations and case evaluations with a wrongful death attorney in order to help you assess the options that you have available. We are confident that you will choose Culver Law Firm based on our exceptional service and our commitment to aggressively fight insurance companies and other responsible parties on your behalf.
  • Zero Attorney Fees Unless We Win or Settle Your WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM. Culver Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not owe us any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your wrongful death claim.
  • Immediate Case Initiation. If retained, Culver Law Firm will immediately start working on your wrongful death claim including conducting an investigation, reviewing police reports and witness statements, as well as gathering the paperwork necessary to initiate your personal injury claim. At Culver Law Firm, we will always provide you with timely case status updates and we are always available to answer any questions you may have about your case.
  • Medical Treatment. We will assist you in finding qualified medical professionals who can treat your injuries on a lien basis.
  • Exceptional Service. We understand the fear, uncertainty, and anguish that an accident victim may be experiencing. At Culver Law Firm, we pride ourselves in providing professional, courteous, and compassionate customer service that you deserve during this difficult time. No matter how large or small your case may be, rest assured that you will receive the individualized attention that you deserve.
  • Meeting Locations Throughout Southern California. We offer convenient locations throughout Southern California including Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties. We also offer phone and internet consultations if you are unable to meet us in person.