No one should experience the unexpected loss of a loved one due to wrongful death. These deaths occur daily throughout California and across the country. Wrongful death refers to the negligence of another that leads to the death of someone. The surviving relatives of a wrongful death victim can file a lawsuit for damages. So, what are the aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit?
First, let's discuss who is allowed to sue for wrongful death. The surviving spouse of a wrongful death victim is the most common plaintiff in such a case. Other plaintiffs can include the children of the victim and the parents of a deceased fetus, baby or child. In some instances the parents of an adult child can sue for wrongful death, as can the siblings of the victim. It all depends on the circumstances.