Wrongful death in California is similar to other personal injury cases, with a couple of exceptions. A wrongful death in California is brought by the executor of the deceased’s estate or a loved one. The executor or the loved one becomes the plaintiff in the lawsuit. The plaintiff is entitled to certain compensation because of the loss of his or her loved one, if it is found that negligence or other behavior was found to have contributed to the death.
A California wrongful death attorney will help you get any evidence pulled together and will file a complaint. He or she will conduct settlement negotiations with the defendant. If the defendant does not offer a fair settlement for a wrongful death in California, the attorney will bring the case to litigation. He or she will hire expert witnesses as needed to show that the defendant’s neglect cause the untimely death of your loved one.