Wrongful death refers to the loss of life caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional actions. The term “wrongful” refers to an action or inaction that violated the law, causing personal injury.
The following are common causes of wrongful deaths in SoCal:
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another person or entity, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages for the pain and suffering your family member endured before he or she died, as well as the financial damages you suffered. While plaintiffs can sometimes lose these cases, they often win, as highlighted by some past cases below.
This case involved an Orange County anesthesiologist. He died as a result of the seat’s manufacturing and design defects in his 2004 Aston Martin DB9. After he was rear-ended, the driver’s seat collapsed, causing Dr. Sein’s fatal head injuries.
The case involved a passenger in a truck who was killed in a fatal crash. As the driver lost control, he rolled down an embankment into traffic lanes, and the truck passenger was killed.
The following is a list of potential liabilities associated with wrongful death: