It is crucial to speak to an experienced wrongful death attorney. They can help you determine if you have grounds to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
A number of factors are often involved in determining who can file a wrongful death claim. Surviving family members such as a spouse, children, or any others who depended on the deceased person for support, can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in California. However, these factors are particularly when the decedent has no surviving family members or dies without a will in place.
The damages that survivors may be awarded include the amount of financial support the deceased person would have provided, loss of care and companionship, the cost of pre-death medical treatment, and funeral expenses.