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Wrongful Deaths Myths and Truths

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 truths and myths 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 in California are vital if you have lost a family one as a result of someone else’s negligence. The following are five wrongful death myths 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 driver 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 might be excruciating to grieve a loved one who passed away suddenly. However, the misconception that you should hold off on filing a wrongful death claim until you have dealt with the mourning process may end up hurting your case in the long run. Despite the fact that no amount of money could ever bring your loved one back, they still deserve justice.

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 a wrongful death. You can have a lot of expenditures to think about after losing a loved one, such 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 untrue that only the deceased’s spouse or children can file a wrongful death claim. Parents, siblings, and even someone who had a documented financial dependency on the deceased may be able to file a claim in specific circumstances. The spouse, registered domestic partner, and children of the deceased have priority in filing a wrongful death claim. In the absence of a spouse, domestic partner, or children, the decedent’s parents or siblings may be eligible for compensation.

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 are 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 310.943.1171

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