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Montebello Wrongful Death Lawyer

Leyva & Night, APC Represents Grieving Families in East Los Angeles

When an individual’s death was caused by the negligence of someone else, the family may be entitled to seek compensation for their loss. If you have lost a loved one, due to the actions or negligence of another person or entity, Leyva & Night, APC can help. Get in touch with our firm today to talk to a Montebello wrongful death attorney about your situation.

We're ready to assert your family's rights and interests at this difficult time. Call (800) 510-7449 today.

Requirements for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

California law limits filing wrongful death claims to certain people, including the deceased person’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, and children. If there is nobody, the claim may be filed by the person entitled to the decedent’s property by intestate succession. Also, people who were dependent upon the deceased, such as a putative spouse and children of the putative spouse, stepchildren, and the parents of the decedent may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

The type of damages and specific amounts will depend on the facts of the case. Typically, damages are related to either the losses associated with the death or personal loss suffered by the family as result of the loss of their loved one.

The wrongful death claim may include damages for:

  • Medical bills

  • Funeral expenses

  • Lost income and potential income

  • Loss of anticipated financial support

  • Household services provided by the decedent

As with other personal injury claims, the state of California has set a two-year statute of limitations for filing wrongful death claims. The case must be filed within two years of the death, so don’t put off speaking with a Montebello wrongful death attorney about your case. We understand the tremendous loss our clients have faced in these cases and work diligently to ensure that their tragedy is fully recognized under the law.

The time to start exploring your options is now. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.

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