When you lose a loved one in a preventable accident, suing the liable party will not bring him or her back; however, securing a settlement will help your family maintain your financial security following the loss. Even if your relative had a life insurance policy, the unanticipated costs associated with losing someone in a catastrophic accident add up quickly.
The sooner you call an injury attorney and start building your claim, the sooner you will be able to secure the compensation you deserve so you can continue providing for your family. Since handling the logistics following a loved one’s death can feel overwhelming at times, you may be tempted to put off the lawsuit until you tackle other tasks that demand your attention; however, it is important to remember you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim.
In the state of California, surviving family members typically have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to bring a wrongful death suit against the allegedly liable party. There are some exceptions to this statute of limitations, though, and if they apply to your situation, you may have less or more time depending on the circumstances of the case.
Because there are so many variables that can affect the statute of limitations, it is worth seeking legal counsel as soon as possible following the loss of a loved one. If you recently lost someone in a preventable accident and you are ready to file a wrongful death claim, contact the Law Office of Joel W. Baruch, P.C.
Call 949-864-9662 to schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Irvine. If you want to learn more about wrongful death claims in California, visit usattorneys.com/wrongful-death-lawyers/California.