Helping Families Recover after the Sudden Loss of a Loved One
Any type of unexpected accident can be stressful, and tragic accidents that result in fatalities can immediately turn your world upside down. The loss of a close family member is not only emotionally shocking, but it can also cause additional stress if your household suffers financial losses due to the death. California law acknowledges that family members should be able to recover for their many losses when someone else causes a fatal accident, though these claims can be complicated.
After the loss of a loved one, you should learn about your rights from a dedicated wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles. At Cohen & Cohen, our legal team is family-run and we treat our clients like family. Call today to discuss how we can help you.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
In California, a wrongful death is one that occurs due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person or party. When someone is negligent and causes an injury, the victim can file a personal injury claim to seek financial recovery. If the injury victim does not survive, certain family members such as the surviving spouse or children have the right to seek recovery by filing a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims result from a number of fatal accidents, including: