Wrongful Death Lawyer in Chula Vista
We Get Results in Complex Cases
It is always difficult to lose a loved one. Matters only get more challenging when dealing with a death that occurs as the result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
At The Law Office of Troy P. Owens, Jr., A.P.C., we help family members obtain compensation for their loved ones’ wrongful death in Chula Vista. While no amount of money can fill the void created by this tragic circumstance, it can help alleviate the financial struggles that often result from these types of events.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
Under California law, certain family members have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one to recover compensation for funeral costs, medical bills, lost income, and loss of a meaningful relationship.
Those permitted to file a wrongful death claim include:
- Domestic partners
- Grandchildren (if decedent’s children are also deceased)
- Other children who relied on the decedent to provide at least 50% of their financial support
- Other individuals entitled to the deceased’s property according to intestate succession laws
Grounds for Wrongful Death Claims in Chula Vista
To file a wrongful death lawsuit against any person or entity, you must have a legal basis for doing so. You will need to prove that the liable party breached a legal duty of care, and that the breach directly led to the accident that caused the decedent’s death.
Our legal team handles all types of negligence-based wrongful death claims, including:
- Car accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Large truck crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Hazardous property conditions
- Slip and fall accidents
Wrongful death can also be caused by an intentional act, such as an attack or some other criminal activity. As opposed to criminal court cases that seek to punish the offender for their wrongdoing, a civil court proceeding is for the purpose of awarding compensation to the victim’s family.
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The Law Office Of Troy P. Owens, Jr., A.P.C. is here to help you through this challenging time. To learn more about what our Chula Vista wrongful death lawyer can do for you, reach out to our friendly staff today.
Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of your loved one’s wrongful death alone. Call (619) 832-0073 now for compassionate support and professional legal representation.
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