Issues Related to Commencising Plaintiffs' Wrongful Death Cases in California


When considering representation and suit as to a client’s losses arising from wrongful death in California, there are several initial issues to explore: (1) is your client’s relationship to the decedent such that your client has a claim at all; (2) who else has a claim; (3) what damages can be sought by whom; and (4) what are the causes of action to be pleaded in the Complaint?

This document is a thorough examination of the legal issues that revolve around wrongful death cases in California, with a special focus on the initial moments of legal action.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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