Wrongful Death Cases in Los Angeles County

Preventable Deaths

The sad reality of families facing the sudden loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence is that more often than not, the death could have been avoided. Sudden deaths can cause emotional suffering and financial burdens. If you are a family member who is grieving from a sudden loss, you are entitled under Tort Law to file a civil action lawsuit against the wrongdoers. Wrongful death charges are separate from criminal charges. A wrongful death case could have been intentional or unintentional. Unintentional deaths can be caused by car accidents.

Who is immune from a lawsuit?

Grieving families may be seeking answers following a sudden loss in the family. If the death was preventable, they may be wishing to seek an attorney to file a wrongful death claim. Medical practitioners, care givers, homeowners or emergency personnel can all be sued for wrongful death. However, there are some parties that are immune to being sued for wrongful death under the law. A doctrine known as family immunity prevents family members of the deceased individual from being sued. Most governmental agencies carry a Sovereign Immunity and cannot be sued as well. On occasions, the government in question may waive their immunity to proceed with a case.

If you are looking to recover damages owed to you by a negligent party that resulted in the death of a loved you, do not hesitate to contact an attorney. Justice should be swiftly served to those who are at fault and an experienced personal injury lawyer such as the ones at Lessem Newstat & Tooson, LLP can help you build a case to gather compensation that is owed to you. Begin on the path towards peace of mind, call us today for a free consultation.