Wrongful Death

The Best Wrongful Death Lawyers in Southern California

Helping Victims Get the Compensation They Deserve

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct is an unimaginable tragedy. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we extend our deepest condolences to those who have experienced the pain of wrongful death. Dealing with a loss, no matter the circumstances, is traumatic and our compassionate team of legal wrongful death lawyers in Southern California is here to provide support, guidance, and unwavering advocacy during this incredibly challenging time. We have a deep commitment to helping families seek justice and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. With our experienced wrongful death lawyers, you can trust that we will work tirelessly to secure the compensation and closure you need to honor your loved one’s memory.

Have you lost a loved one to a wrongful death? We can help you hold negligent parties accountable. Contact our compassionate wrongful death lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your rights and options.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle

Wrongful death cases are particularly sensitive, and we approach them with utmost care. Our wrongful death lawyers in Southern California have a deep understanding of the legal nuances involved and represent clients in wrongful death cases stemming from various causes, including:

  • Abuse or Neglect
  • Accidental Poisoning
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dangerous or Defective Products
  • Dog Attacks
  • Drowning
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Violent Crimes
  • Work-Related Accidents

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, no matter what caused a wrongful death, if a third party is liable, we can help you obtain the compensation your family deserves. 

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

Wrongful death is a type of claim that allows surviving family members to seek financial compensation for the death of a loved one. As such, only survivors of the victim can file a wrongful death claim. California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 dictates that those closest to the deceased (surviving partners and dependent children) have the highest entitlement in a wrongful death case. This is followed by surviving parents or siblings, grandparents, and any other person who may have been dependent on the decedent.

Survivors of the victim have two years following the accident to file a wrongful death case and these heirs may file a claim jointly or separately. With the many nuances of these cases, it is important to have a skilled wrongful death lawyer help you through the process. 

What Compensation Can You Seek for a Wrongful Death in Southern California?

Losing a loved one is an unimaginable tragedy, and while no compensation can replace them, it can ease the financial burdens that follow. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers in Southern California are here to assist you in pursuing the compensation you are entitled to.

After a wrongful death, survivors of the victim may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

  • Reasonable Funeral Expenses
  • Loss of Future Earnings
  • Loss of Benefits
  • Medical Bills
  • Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish

You can rely on Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison to provide advice and information about your rights and options and work diligently to help you obtain maximum compensation. 

How to Prove Wrongful Death in California

In California, wrongful death is a legal claim that arises when someone dies because of another person or entity’s wrongful act or negligence. This is not a criminal trial; it is a claim brought to civil courts that attempts to hold a defendant civilly, not criminally, liable for someone’s death.

To prove a wrongful death case in California, you need to prove that:

  • Someone Died
  • The death resulted from another party’s negligent or intentional actions.
  • Survivors of the victim suffered damages due to the death.

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience, and the steps you take in the aftermath of the loss are crucial. To protect your rights and build a strong case, you need to contact a skilled wrongful death lawyer right away.

Why You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death cases can be intricate and sensitive, encompassing complex legal aspects and negotiations. Not to mention that you are still grieving the loss of a loved one. Here’s why having lawyers like Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison is crucial:

  • Our wrongful death lawyers have in-depth knowledge of California’s laws and personal injury litigation.
  • We are committed to securing the maximum compensation available for our clients.
  • We conduct thorough investigations to gather evidence and build a strong case.
  • Our skilled negotiators work tirelessly to reach a fair settlement and if needed, are prepared to go to court to fight for your rights.
  • We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us unless we recover compensation for you.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, we are here to help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact Our Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers in Southern California

Losing a loved one due to wrongful death is a devastating experience, and pursuing justice is essential. Our compassionate legal team is here to support you through this difficult time and seek the compensation you and your family deserve. Contact our wrongful death lawyers today at (800) 435-7542 for a free consultation and let us assist you in holding those responsible accountable for their actions.