If a loved one died in an untimely manner because of a vehicle accident, boat accident, truck accident, plane accident, medical malpractice or a product liability issue, contact a California wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
To start a legal action against the defendant, a California wrongful death complaint must be filed with the Court before the statute of limitations runs. The statute of limitations states that for most wrongful death cases, a complaint must be filed within a year. Some wrongful death actions may be filed after a year, but that is not the norm.
Once a complaint has been filed, a California wrongful death attorney will need your help to gather and preserve evidence. If you have anything you might think is evidence, even if you are not sure, show it to the wrongful death attorney. He or she will be able to tell you if the information you have is relevant to the case.