Southern California Wrongful Death Lawyer
Pursuing a wrongful death action can be the only way to obtain justice after the loss of a loved one. For many of our Riverside clients, their primary goal in a lawsuit is to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence, wrongful actions or recklessness.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A wrongful death suit is a civil law suit where fault is expressed solely in monetary terms. If the liable party is facing criminal action, the family of the deceased can still proceed with a wrongful death case against them.
The law offices of Brent A. Duque offers intelligent legal guidance and experienced representation to clients who have lost a family member due to another’s negligence or wrongful acts. We are sensitive to the fact that you have suffered an incredible loss, and are committed to helping you navigate through the difficult legal process that often accompanies a wrongful death action. We talk to our clients a minimum of once every 2 weeks during the duration of their case, and are easily available to you through telephone, text and/or email until your case is brought to resolution.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In Riverside ( and throughout California) only certain people are allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit. According the relevant civil codes, the following parties are permitted to bring a wrongful death claim:
- the deceased’s surviving spouse and children
- the deceased’s domestic partner
- the deceased’s parents, surviving siblings, or children of deceased siblings
- grandparents or lineal descendants
- persons who were financially dependent on the deceased at the time of his or her death.
In a Riverside, California wrongful death case, the jury awards a single lump sum to a group of successful plaintiffs, and the group must decide how to split the award. If the claimants cannot agree, they may go to court again to reach a judgment on how to divide any award.
Our office has successfully handled hundreds of accident cases over the years, including:
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Premises Liability
- Construction Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Burn Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Elder Abuse and Neglect
- Brain Injuries
Contact our Riverside wrongful death attorneys at 1-877-241-9554 for a free consultation. We will provide you with expert legal advice in a no-pressure atmosphere.