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Myths and Truths About Wrongful Death

Dec 5, 2022 | Wrongful Death

A family may experience extreme sadness when a loved one passes away. If a member of your family dies as a consequence of someone else’s carelessness, this grief is only exacerbated. A wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of the carelessness of another person or group. There are both myths and truths surrounding wrongful death in California. If you’re starting the process of bringing a wrongful death claim to seek justice for a loved one, take a look at the article below.

What Are the Top 5 Wrongful Death Myths in California?

Nobody can completely prepare for the tragic death of a loved one. Knowing about wrongful death myths and truths in California is vital if you have lost a family one as a result of someone else’s negligence. The following are five wrongful death myths and truths that you should be aware of:

Myth 1: Accidental Deaths Are Not Wrongful Deaths

Many people believe that there must have been blatant purpose or carelessness for a case to come under the category of wrongful death. Even though the deceased victim held the majority of the liability for the accident, a death may nevertheless be ruled unfair. This may apply to a drunk driving accident or a motorbike accident when the negligent party was texting when they struck the victim.

Myth 2: You Should Attend to Your Grief for Your Loved One Before Making a Claim

It may be terrible to grieve for a loved one who passed away unexpectedly. It could not go well for you in court if you delay bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. Even if money could never buy your loved one back, they should receive the justice they deserve.

Myth 3: The Amount of Life Insurance Will Be Enough to Support You

Life insurance may not always cover all of the expenses associated with wrongful death. You can have a lot of expenditures to think about after losing a loved one, such as funeral charges or unpaid medical bills. These expenses can easily mount up. You must thus bring a wrongful death claim in order to achieve the highest settlement sum conceivable.

Myth 4: I am Unable to Afford a Wrongful Death Claim

The idea that customers must make upfront or out-of-pocket payments for wrongful death claims is untrue. Do not be concerned about spending a substantial out-of-pocket amount if you want assistance with a wrongful death lawsuit. For wrongful death clients, the legal office advances numerous out-of-pocket expenses. When disputes settle with a monetary recovery, the company gets compensation for out-of-pocket expenditures.

Myth 5: Only the Decedent’s Spouse or Children May Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim

It is false that only spouses and children can file a claim after a wrongful death. Parents and siblings have the ability to file a wrongful death claim as well. In specific circumstances, legally acknowledged financial dependents may also file a claim.  Priority to filing a claim usually goes to spouses, domestic partners, and children.

Contact a Los Angeles Attorney Today

With years of expertise assisting individuals who have lost a loved one to wrongful death, KAASS LAW is the firm to reach. No amount of money can ever compensate for your unimaginable loss. However, our team of wrongful death lawyers is dedicated to supporting you in seeking justice by filing a strong claim. In addition, our firm specializes in a variety of practices aside from wrongful death. Feel free to contact our office at 310-933-5171

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