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Wrongful Death Claims in California

Losing a loved one is never an easy hardship to endure, but it can be all the more painful knowing that this loss was caused by another party’s negligent or reckless behavior. At Crane Flores, LLP in Santa Barbara, our wrongful death attorneys are committed to helping surviving family members seek the justice and recovery they deserve. Our team will provide the compassionate and personalized attention you need during this challenging time.

Helping You Obtain Justice for the Loss of Your Loved One

Call Crane Flores, LLP in Santa Barbara today at (805) 628-4967 to find out more about what we can do for you. We provide free case evaluations and work on a contingency fee basis.

California Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

If your loved one’s death was caused by negligence, you must not hesitate to file a lawsuit. In California, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is 2 years, beginning on the date of your loved one’s death. If you miss out on this deadline, your case will not be heard in court.

That said, there are some exceptions to this rule and situations in which the statute of limitations can be extended. For example, if your loved one’s death was the result of medical malpractice, you would have three years to file a lawsuit, starting on the date the malpractice occurred or within a year of finding out about the malpractice.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California

In California, certain surviving family members are eligible for recovering damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

  • The decedent’s spouse
  • The decedent’s domestic partner
  • The decedent’s children

If a decedent’s putative spouse, stepchildren, or parents can show they financially depended on the decedent, they can recover damages as well.

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In a wrongful death lawsuit, damages are divided for the personal losses they suffered due to the loss of their loved one. Some of the damages you can recover in a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Hospital bills for the decedent’s final injury or illness
  • Lost income and the loss of potential income the decedent would have made were it not for his or her untimely death
  • Loss of love, attention, moral support, community, and guidance
  • The loss of household services

Speak to a Wrongful Death Attorney as Soon as Possible!

If you lost a loved one due to negligence, contact the experienced wrongful death team at Crane Flores, LLP for the exceptional guidance you need during this difficult time. Our attorneys have more than five decades of combined legal experience and will use their insight, knowledge, and skills to fight for justice on behalf of you and your loved one. No amount of money can make things right after such a great loss, but compensation can help reduce some of the financial burdens you are likely experiencing in the aftermath.

Call Crane Flores, LLP today at (805) 628-4967 to schedule a free consultation with a compassionate attorney. You will not owe us any legal fees until we win your case.

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