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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Orange County

What is a wrongful death claim?

When a person dies due to someone else's negligence, the survivors of the victim may have the ability to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death lawsuits seek compensation for the survivors' loss, which can include lost wages, lost companionship, and funeral expenses. A person may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim if their loved one was a victim of any type of fatal accident that could have been prevented. This can range anywhere from a car accident to a medical malpractice case. If you believe that your loved one's death could have been prevented, contact an experienced Orange County injury attorney. The team at Timothy J. Ryan & Associates may be able to file a claim against every party responsible for a client's loved one's death.

Wrongful Death in Orange County

Only certain people may file a wrongful death claim. Immediate family members, such as spouses and children, or parents of unmarried children, may recover damages from their loved one's wrongful death suit. Life partners, financial dependents, and putative spouses may also file and possibly receive monetary compensation from a wrongful death claim. Minors, who, at the time of the victim's death, lived 180 days or more at the victim's household, may file a wrongful death claim against responsible parties. Typically, those who wish to file a claim must file within three years of the accident that resulted in wrongful death. If a person does not file a lawsuit within the California Statute of Limitations, they may lose their right to sue the negligent party. Negligent parties may include anyone who may have caused the victim's death.

Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney Who Can Help

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult, and when you know that their death could have been prevented, it may cause even more emotional difficulties. Timothy J. Ryan & Associates has been helping families of wrongful death and personal injury victims for over three decades. We wish to hold all parties who were involved in your loved one's wrongful death responsible for their actions. Our firm will do everything in our power to fight for the families who have lost a cherished family member due to someone else's negligence.

Please contact our office to see if we may be able to help your family.