No one ever wants to be put in a position where he or she needs to think about legal action related to the unexpected death of a loved one that was caused by someone else’s negligence. However, there may be a time when a family is placed in a position where a wrongful death claim is necessary and most certainly warranted. For families in California, that legal option may come about due a number of tragic circumstances.
One type of incident that can lead to a wrongful death claim is an auto accident. Truck and other types of vehicle accidents can be fatal and can lead to liability on the part of another. Boating accidents can also be fatal and lead to a civil suit, as can railroad accidents.
When a family has lost a loved one in any of the above scenarios and liability on the part of another party is suspected or proven, that family may suffer untold emotional damage and financial damage also. That financial damage may include medical bills. Funeral costs can also be a drain on an already overwhelmed and suffering family.
A wrongful death claim may never be an easy option and can entail an unpredictable timeline and outcome. However, it may be the best way for a grieving family to ensure financial issues related to their tragic loss do not cause them even more grief and instability as they try to move forward. Our website has more information about when and how to file a wrongful death claim in California.