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Wrongful Death


According to California law, wrongful death is only wrong if it is caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another. A wrongful death claim can not only provide justice and compensation to the victim’s family, but can also deter the wrongdoer from harming others in the future. This type of claims includes, among other claims, those involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck and bus accidents, defective products, premises liability and more.


In the state of California, a loved one may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation. Typically, only the ones closest in relation to a lost loved one can sue for wrongful death. These include a spouse or children of the deceased. 


Our Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield wrongful death attorney can help you recover for your damages by bringing a wrongful death claim against the liable party. These damages may vary, but typically include burial costs, lost income / expected income, medical expenses, loss of support, and the value of household services. With some exceptions, the statute of limitations in California for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of death. Therefore, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable California wrongful death attorney as soon as possible in order to be able to timely pursue your claim. Prompt action will also ensure that all evidence necessary for the prosecution is preserved.

At the Law Office of Joseph A. Younes, we will handle your wrongful death case with the utmost care and professionalism. If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence, please call us at (818) 643-4999, or reach out online for a free consultation.

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