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Proving Wrongful Death In California: What You Need To Know

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

The death of a loved one is a horrific incident, no matter what the circumstances. When the death is untimely, the pain is intensified. While you are grieving, it can be extremely difficult to deal with the financial issues resulting from a sudden loss of income to a family. Many families lose half or all of their financial support when a person dies, compounded by funeral costs and hospital bills.

If you believe a loved one has experienced wrongful death, you and your family may be owed financial compensation for your suffering. Our personal injury lawyer is here for you. You will only be charged if we successfully settle or win your case. Call us at 1-800-208-3538 for a free case evaluation. Read on to learn what information is needed to increase your chances of winning a wrongful death case in California.

How to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Wrongful Death Case in California

When an individual or entity causes the death of another, there is the potential for a wrongful death case. There are three elements that must be proven in order to win a wrongful death case.

  • First, there must be proof that the person has died.
  • Second, the death had to be caused either by negligence or malice. Negligence means that someone caused the death by failing to do something properly (for example, medical malpractice falls into this category). Malice means that someone intentionally caused harm, even if they did not intend to cause death.
  • Third, it needs to be proven that there is a relationship between the surviving family members and the deceased person.

Proving Wrongful Death Cases in Civil Court

Wrongful death cases are heard in civil court, which is different from cases that are heard in criminal court. Convincing a jury to agree on a guilty verdict in a criminal case is much different than convincing a single judge or jury to pay out a financial award to a grieving family Since criminal courts have the possibility of jail time, and potentially the death penalty, there are of course many more safeguards in place.

Get a Free Consultation with a California Wrongful Death Lawyer at Johnson Attorneys Group Today

Most insurance companies are set on protecting their bottom line, and will hire investigators, experts, and other professionals to try to ensure that they do not have to pay out. You need a dedicated team on your side. If you believe your loved one was a victim of wrongful death, call our experienced wrongful death lawyer in California at Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-208-3538 for a free case evaluation. We do not collect any fees unless we successfully settle or win your case and conveniently have 12 locations throughout California.

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