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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

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With over 20 years of experience and a 98% success rate, our lawyers have helped thousands of California residents and won millions of compensation. If you suffer from an injury, contact us now!

While dealing with the loss of a loved one, pursuing legal action may not be a top priority for many. However, survivors must secure the services of a wrongful-death lawyer at the earliest opportunity to ensure the best possible outcome.

The absence of financial support from a deceased loved one can place families in significant financial distress, adding to the already profound emotional trauma of losing a close relative. A wrongful death lawsuit can offer compensation that alleviates this financial burden, providing some relief during a challenging time.

It is important to note that there is a specific time limit for filing a claim. These statutes of limitations vary across states and depend on the type of lawsuit involved. Once this period expires, courts are unable to hold wrongdoers accountable or provide compensation to victims, except in exceptional circumstances. Therefore, it is crucial to act promptly.

At Tenina Law, our wrongful death lawyers have a proven track record of successfully recovering compensation for the deceased, aiding surviving families in their journey toward recovery from their losses.

To determine if our experienced attorney, specializing in wrongful death cases, can assist you, we invite you to fill out our no-obligation, free case review form.


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1. Send a Case Evaluation for Free

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2. You Will Receive a Call From Us

Our experts will guide you through the case and gather all of the information necessary to win it.

3. Let’s Fight for Your Rights

From the beginning to the end, our attorney will handle every aspect of your case. You do not pay until you win.

Wrongful Death FAQs


Definition of Wrongful Death

Civil actions are initiated by survivors of individuals who have passed away due to negligence or misconduct. The law grants family members, known as “distributees,” the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue monetary damages. The primary objective of such a lawsuit is to provide compensation to relatives who depended on the deceased both financially and emotionally.


The Elements of Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death refers to a situation where a death occurs as a result of negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Negligence is defined as the failure to exercise the level of care that a reasonable person would in similar circumstances. To establish a case of wrongful death, an attorney must demonstrate that the responsible party had a duty to ensure the well-being of the deceased and that their actions or omissions violated this duty of care.

The most common causes of wrongful deaths include:

  • Car accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents


Wrongful Death Damages

When determining the appropriate amount of damages to be awarded to survivors of a deceased person, the court considers various factors. These factors include the relationship between the survivor and the deceased, the financial resources available from the deceased to the survivor, the value of services provided by the deceased, and the expected lifespan of each party involved. The following information highlights how different relationships with the decedent may entitle individuals to certain benefits:

  • Spouses: The surviving spouse can seek compensation for mental pain and suffering, as well as the loss of companionship from the date of the injury onward.
  • Children: Minor children can pursue compensation for the loss of parental guidance, instruction, companionship, and any mental suffering experienced since the injury.
  • Parents: A parent who has lost a minor child can claim compensation for the mental suffering endured since the injury. If there are no other survivors, each parent of a minor child can also seek compensation for mental suffering.
  • All: Survivors have the right to recover lost support or services, including interest, from the time of the injury until the death of the deceased. They can also seek future support and service losses from the date of death, adjusted to their present value. Additionally, survivors may be eligible to receive compensation for medical or funeral expenses incurred by the decedent due to their injury or death.

In addition to compensatory damages, the court may also award punitive damages. These damages are imposed in cases where an intentional, reckless, or grossly negligent act leads to a wrongful death. Punitive damages serve the purpose of punishing the responsible party and deterring others from engaging in similar behavior in the future.

At Tenina Law, our attorney understand the challenges faced by families following a wrongful death, and we are dedicated to securing fair compensation on their behalf. To learn more about the legal options available after an unexpected death, we encourage you to fill out our no-obligation, free case review. 


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At Tenina Law, we understand that losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct is an unimaginable tragedy. Our compassionate team is here to support you during this difficult time and fight for justice on your behalf. With a deep commitment to serving our clients, we specialize in wrongful death cases, utilizing our extensive legal expertise to navigate the complexities of the legal system. 

We strive to provide unwavering advocacy, seeking maximum compensation for your loss and holding responsible parties accountable. Let us be your voice in seeking the closure and compensation you deserve. 

Contact Tenina Law to handle your wrongful death case with the utmost compassion, dedication, and legal prowess.

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