San Diego Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one is unimaginably difficult. This is particularly true when somebody you love loses their life due to the careless or negligent actions of another party.

At the Younglove Law Firm, we are here to help if you need a San Diego wrongful death attorney.

Our team has a thorough understanding of California’s wrongful death statutes, and we are ready to help you secure any compensation you are entitled to for your losses.

Why choose the Younglove Law Firm to help with this case?

By turning to the Younglove Law Firm, you are turning to a firm that has a thorough understanding of San Diego wrongful death laws.

  • We have been helping families with their wrongful death claims in San Diego since 1997.
  • The attorneys at our firm ensure that every client and every family receives personalized attention for their case as we formulate the best strategy moving forward.
  • We take San Diego wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients will not pay any legal fees until after we secure the compensation they deserve.

How will an attorney help the wrongful death claim in San Diego?

Wrongful death claims can become incredibly complicated in California. However, a skilled San Diego wrongful death lawyer can use their resources and legal expertise to:

  • Uncover any evidence necessary to prove liability. This can include any video surveillance of the incident, statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports, company or employment records, and more.
  • Work with economic and financial experts to properly calculate the total expected losses the family will incur.
  • Handle all negotiations with other parties involved in an effort to obtain compensation for a family’s losses.

How do San Diego wrongful death claims arise?

At the Younglove Law Firm, our firm helps family members who have lost loved ones in a variety of ways. Some of the most common ways that wrongful death claims arise in San Diego include the following:

How long do family members have to file wrongful death claims?

Each state is responsible for setting time limits for how long family members have to file wrongful death claims in civil court. The California wrongful death statute of limitations is two years from the date of death. If family members or their personal representatives fail to file a claim within this two-year timeframe, they will likely lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses.

Who is allowed to file a wrongful death claim?

When we turn to California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60, we can see that there are various parties that have standing to bring a wrongful death lawsuit forth in civil court. This includes the following family members (or personal representatives of these family members) of the deceased:

  • Surviving spouses
  • Domestic partners
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Other minor children who were dependent on the deceased for at least 50% of their support
  • Any other person that would be entitled to the deceased’s property under the state laws of intestate succession

Contact us for a confidential consultation of your case

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party, contact the team at the Younglove Law Firm for help with your case today. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your case in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to. When you need a San Diego wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a confidential consultation of your case by clicking here.