At Bish & Cutting, APC, we understand how hard it is to tragically lose a loved one, especially when that loss was caused by the negligent actions of someone else. This is an emotionally trying experience, and it is best for families to stick together during this difficult time. What we can recommend is to consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer to make sure the negligent party is held responsible.
We Will Make Sure Your Claim Is Filed Properly
In wrongful death cases, it is a lot harder to bring the claim properly. It’s not the same as an injury case where someone gets hurt in a crash, then brings the claim against the negligent party’s insurance. For wrongful death, someone needs to bring the claim for them on the negligent party’s insurance. If it is done incorrectly, the insurance company can throw away the claim. This is where having a team of experienced California wrongful death attorneys can save your claim for you. They will know exactly who can bring the claim.
Statute of Limitations
Something you might not already be aware of is the statute of limitations in California. In most cases, you or the claimant will have two years from the date of the injury that caused the death of your loved one or the date of their death to get the claim brought. The finer details will have to be sorted out by your attorney. There are exceptions to this rule. If the injury is involving, for example, a government entity, your statute of limitations may be a lot shorter. Your attorney will make sure that everything is done well before this time limitation. You don’t want to wait until your two years has almost run out to talk to an attorney. They might not be able to get what they need to get done to make this case work.
Contact Our California Wrongful Death Attorneys Today
If you are worried about having a successful case, the best thing is to sit down with one of our experienced California wrongful death attorneys and talk through the logistics of your case. They will tell you what evidence they need to get ahold of. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.