Law Offices of Michael Young Articles Have You’ve Lost a Loved One to an Accidental Death?

Have You’ve Lost a Loved One to an Accidental Death?

By Michael R. Young   Nov. 4, 2010 11:10a

Accidental deaths are tragic events. Losing a loved one to natural causes is hard enough to deal with, however losing a loved one because of another person's negligence is even more devastating for the surviving family members. To know the death could have been prevented or avoided altogether is very difficult to handle. Fortunately, there are laws in place that allow the surviving family members to make a wrongful death claim against the negligent party or entity. Wrongful death claims compensate the family for burial costs, funeral arrangements, and medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering.

Wrongful deaths or "accidental deaths" are a result of a negligent or careless act of an individual. They lack malice or a deliberate intent to kill, which would be murder. Below are some examples of how accidental or wrongful deaths take place:

Be Proactive

Wrongful death suits are civil cases and carry with them, a statute of limitations. In California, you have two years to file a claim against a person, business or corporation with the exception of children, in which case you have longer. However, if it involves a public entity, you have only one year following the death.  If you have lost a loved one in an accidental death or wrongful death at the hands of another person or entities negligence, you deserve financial compensation for your losses. A Riverside accidental death attorney at the Law Offices of Michael R. Young can help maximize your chances of getting the compensation your family needs in order to move forward. We realize no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, but it can certainly help with the burden you now bear. 

Contact a Riverside Accidental Death Lawyer at our office today for a free consultation.

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