San Diego County Wrongful Death Attorneys
When someone passes away, a loved one may be able to bring a civil action in Superior Court against the person(s) or entity that was responsible for causing the death. The right to bring a wrongful death action usually lies with the closest relative of the person that passed away. That may be the decedent's spouse or domestic partenr, child or parent.
A wrongful death action may be brought because the poor decision of another or a dangerous product caused the death of your loved one. In 2016, there were more than three-hundred (300) fatality auto accidents just in San Diego County - nearly one per day. However a wrongful death lawsuit may also involve a dangerous product.
Most wrongful death actions must be brought within 2-years from the date of death. Wrongful death because of medical malpractice may be subject to a 1-year deadline. It is critical that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is timely.
Attorney Leif Kleven is experienced handling wrongful death actions. During an in-person consultation, we will provide you with an honest opinion about your matter and whether you need the assistance of an attorney or not.