Get Help Moving Forward After the Loss of a Loved One
When the circumstances surrounding the untimely death of a loved one were preventable, their absence can become a bitter and painful ache for years to come. While the law cannot undo a wrongful death or hasten the grieving process, it can provide an opportunity for surviving family members to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligent actions and dangerous misconduct. The Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village wrongful death lawyers at Westlake Injury Law have experience fighting for the rights and consolation of families.Has your loved one suffered a wrongful death? Call (805) 338-6880 now or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with Westlake Injury Law.
California Wrongful Death Laws
Wrongful death occurs when the party responsible for the death behaved with negligence or some other misconduct. In these cases, certain family members have a legal right to obtain damages. By bringing a wrongful death suit, you may be able to obtain compensation for:
Loss of future income
Loss of love, community, and affection
California’s statute of limitations maintains that these charges must be brought within two years of the death.
Choosing the Right Lawyer
Locating and preserving evidence and witnesses is very important in these cases, so it is crucial that you hire an attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to spending the time necessary to fully understand what happened. By showing the jury what the loss of your loved one truly meant, you have a better chance of obtaining a favorable outcome. We take the time to learn about our clients and their loved ones.