Century City Wrongful Death Attorney

Anish G

I highly recommend this firm for any of your legal needs. Ryan has been our attorney for many years and always delivers. He is smart, aggressive, and hard-working.

Cece M

Exceptional attorneys. They were very clear and helpful with any questions I had regarding my case and were very responsive and hands-on. Highly recommend Ryan and Mark! I’m very grateful for those two.

Laura E

Ryan at LA Century Law was amazing. He was super patient with me after i was involved in car accidents. i am hopeful that people will see this review and use this firm. 5/5!!!

Guillermo O

I found Ryan online after being involved in an accident. I highly recommend this firm. The team took great care of me! 5 stars !

Andrew G

I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and my settlement was more than what I was expecting. I highly recommend LA Century Law to anyone seeking a law firm to litigate an injury case!

Eli D

Ryan and his team were so incredible. They helped me after being involved in an accident and I’m super appreciative.
  • Anish G

    I highly recommend this firm for any of your legal needs. Ryan has been our attorney for many years and always delivers. He is smart, aggressive, and hard-working.
  • Cece M

    Exceptional attorneys. They were very clear and helpful with any questions I had regarding my case and were very responsive and hands-on. Highly recommend Ryan and Mark! I’m very grateful for those two.
  • Laura E

    Ryan at LA Century Law was amazing. He was super patient with me after i was involved in car accidents. i am hopeful that people will see this review and use this firm. 5/5!!!
  • Guillermo O

    I found Ryan online after being involved in an accident. I highly recommend this firm. The team took great care of me! 5 stars !
  • Andrew G

    I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and my settlement was more than what I was expecting. I highly recommend LA Century Law to anyone seeking a law firm to litigate an injury case!

    Century City Wrongful Death Attorney

    Have you lost a loved one because of an accident or intentional harm? Our Century City wrongful death lawyers can help.

    At LA Century Law, we are wrongful death lawyers in Century City. If you have lost a loved one because of the actions of someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Even if what happened was an accident, another party may be legally responsible.

    In California, a surviving member or their legal representative may bring a claim when a loved one dies as the result of the wrongful act or negligence of another individual or entity.

    The death of a loved one usually creates financial difficulty, in addition to the emotional anguish an individual experiences. Such costs include, but are not limited to, medical bills and funeral costs. This should not be a burden to a person mourning. Our lawyers will focus on obtaining justice for you for what was taken – a loved one’s life.

    The purpose of a wrongful death action is compensation for your losses. You are entitled to compensation for what was taken from you – the life of a loved one. Although this will not bring your loved one back, it is a form of justice. It is important to make a claim and contact the proper legal counsel as soon as possible. Our experienced trial lawyers will act without delay to investigate the incident.

    Wrongful Death Lawyers in Century City

    Our Century City wrongful death lawyers represent families in taking legal action after the loss of a loved one. Our team can assist with the following:

    • Determine if another party is legally responsible
    • Build the evidence
    • Create and file your legal documents
    • Negotiate your settlement
    • Speak for you in court
    • Make a legal strategy for your case
    • Ensure you understand the process
    • Work to make the legal process as efficient and simple as possible

    If a loved one has died, we invite you to connect with our legal team. Contact us today for your consultation.

    Do I have a valid wrongful death claim?

    The general basis for a wrongful death claim is that the death occurs because of the legal fault of another person or entity. The cause of death does not need to be intentional – it is enough that a person or party is legally at fault for an accident. Negligence, or a lack of reasonable care under the circumstances, is enough for a valid wrongful death claim.

    Circumstances for a wrongful death claim include:

    • Car accidents – Driving is an inherently dangerous activity. When a driver breaks a traffic law and an accident happens, that may be enough for a wrongful death claim. Even without a specific traffic law, careless driving, speeding, following too closely and driving too fast for conditions may all form the basis of a car accident wrongful death claim.
    • Slip and falls – When dangerous property conditions result in a fall, the party in control of the property at the time of the accident may be responsible for wrongful death. There are many types of dangerous conditions including a substance on the floor, items in the walkway, uneven surfaces and even overcrowding.
    • Amusement parks and recreation – A death that occurs during sports, recreation or amusement may qualify for a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers can assist in investigating and evaluating what occurred.
    • Product defects – When a product malfunctions, or when it is simply poorly designed, it may cause a fatal injury. That is inherently unfair to consumers who depend on the things they purchase and use to be safe. A wrongful death claim may be filed against the responsible party or parties. Pharmaceutical claims may fall in the category of defective products.
    • Medical negligence – Medical malpractice may take several forms including incompetence and inattention. When medical care fails to meet reasonable standards for a trained professional, and a death occurs, it is a wrongful death.
    • Elder care abuse and neglect – Seniors are especially vulnerable. When they fail to receive the care that they need, or when their caregivers are abusive, wrongful death may be the result.
    • Intentional acts – Assault and battery, manslaughter and homicide may be the basis of a claim. The family may bring the claim regardless of the status of criminal charges or a conviction.

    Wrongful Death Claim FAQs

    What wrongful death laws apply in Century City?

    California wrongful death laws apply in Century City. The California Code of Civil Procedure § 377.60 states a cause of action based on wrongful death.

    Civ. Proc. Code §377.60 also outlines the surviving members or their legal representatives entitled to make a claim. This list includes:

    1. The decedent’s surviving spouse;
    2. Domestic partner; or
    3. Children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.

    How long do you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California?

    You, subject to certain exceptions or limitations, have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California. The timeline begins from the date of death.

    Civ. Proc. Code § 340.5 states that a lawsuit against a health care provider/professionals’ negligence that resulted in death must be brought “three years after the date of injury or one year after the plaintiff discovers, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered, the injury, whichever occurs first.”

    Furthermore, in certain situations where the parent(s) of a loved one that passed would be entitled to bring an action on the deceased’s behalf, and the parent(s) are also deceased, then the legal guardians of the decedent (if any), may bring an action as if they were the decedent’s parents. (Civ. Proc. Code §377.60). The legal guardians would “step in the shoes” of the deceased parents on this situation.

    California requires that claimants be joined in a single action or lawsuit. This rule has been called the “One Action Rule”. This means that all matters must be brought together and that the claimants cannot be more than one lawsuit against the negligent party. California has enacted this rule for judicial efficiency and to avoid the responsible party from defending multiple actions.

    What compensation can you receive for a wrongful death claim in California?

    Compensation available for a wrongful death claim in California depends on the losses that apply in that case. Surviving family members may claim:

                Economic Damages

    • Unearned income; financial support that the victim would have provided
    • Value of benefits the victim would have earned, like insurance
    • Gifts the victim would have given the family
    • Funeral costs
    • Outstanding medical bills
    • Cost of household services

    Non-Economic Damages

    • Companionship and society
    • Loss of sexual relations
    • Support, training and guidance
    • Love and relationship
    • Pain and suffering of the victim

    Compensation for a wrongful death claim should reflect the loss of the family member to the survivors. Some of the impact is financial – the family may have relied on the person for income, or they relied on them for household care. Other losses are emotionally devastating. The loss of a loved one is the loss of love, joy and a cherished family member. Compensation may reflect the many ways that the family suffers from losing their loved one.

    Who can bring a wrongful death action in California?

    Persons who can bring a wrongful death action in California include:

    • Spouse
    • Domestic partner
    • Children (grandchildren, if no children)
    • If no descendants, anyone qualified under intestate succession laws, including parents or siblings

    Others may qualify if they depended on the victim financially:

    • Putative spouse (Good faith but mistaken belief of a valid marriage)
    • Children of a putative spouse
    • Step-children
    • Parents
    • Legal guardians if parents are deceased

    (See California Code of Civil Procedure § 337.60)

    What are the elements of a wrongful death claim?

    Elements of a wrongful death claim are:

    • The defendant acted negligently, recklessly or committed an assault
    • As a result, the victim suffered fatal injuries
    • Surviving family has standing to bring a claim
    • The victim and surviving family have recoverable damages

    Surviving family members must detail the damages that they deserve. Our lawyers assist with identifying damages and amount of appropriate compensation.

    Is there a cap on wrongful death in California?

    There is no cap on wrongful death compensation in California. Compensation is based on the actual qualifying damages of the victim and their families. The plaintiffs may claim the full amount of their economic and non-economic harm. The one exception is medical malpractice – there is a cap on non-economic damages in California.

    Century City Wrongful Death Lawyers Taking New Cases

    The LA Century Law firm is currently taking new wrongful death claims in Century City. Our firm highlights include:

    • A premier personal injury law firm focusing on helping victims and their families
    • Trial experience – we’re confident in the courtroom and under pressure
    • Millions recovered for our clients in settlements and trial verdicts
    • Commitment to thorough, professional representation so that you receive compensation for injuries, damages and harms
    • A 99% success rate – we are proud of our success. It reflects our commitment to you
    • Our founder and President, Ryan J. Daneshrad, Esq. is admitted to the State of California and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
    • Recognition from experts like Super Lawyers “Southern California Rising Star,” Los Angeles Magazine “Southern California Top Young Lawyer,” and the American Academy of Attorneys “Top 40 Under 40,” and more
    • No win, no fee. Our clients receive a 100% risk-free guarantee, or you don’t pay for our services

    If you have lost a loved one, you may be wondering where to turn. Our law firm can give you answers, and the aggressive representation you need to receive justice. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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    Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.
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    We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover: Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs Lost Wages & future loss of earnings Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future Wrongful Death Damages Property Damages
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    If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.
    • FREE CONSULTATION

      When you call our office, you will be
      scheduled for a free consultation with one
      of our personal injury attorneys.


      We’ll listen to the facts of your case and
      determine the best course of action, without
      any up-front charge.

    • BUILDING YOUR CASE
      You do not pay us until we win your case.
    • FILING A LAWSUIT
      Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.
    • SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS
      We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover: Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs Lost Wages & future loss of earnings Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future Wrongful Death Damages Property Damages
    • MEDIATION
      Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.
    • SETTLEMENT
      We will help you navigate the process and legal system until a settlement is reached.
    • TRIAL
      If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

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    Hear from past clients about their experience with LA Century Law:

    I was in an auto accident and wasn’t sure the process of how to handle it and get the care that I needed. As soon as I found Ryan, him and his team were able to walk me through the process, answered all of my questions and were super attentive throughout. They really care for the well-being of their clients. I would highly recommend LA Century Law!
    Lauren S.

    I love this law firm, they help me getting the best treatment with my health and they help me dealing with my x insurance company. Insurance company was against me, this law firm got the best of my lawsuit. I highly recommend L A Century, my attorney for life. Thank you Ryan and Marco, you are the best.

    Marchelle Y

    Attorney Daneshrad is very professional and courteous. I called him after being involved in a rear ender. I didn’t know anything about anything when it came to the process for making a claim after a car accident. Everyone at his office including Jennifer did everything in their power to make sure I was taken care of.

    They made doctors appointments and regularly called to check-in on me. We ended up having to file a lawsuit. Three months after we did, attorney Daneshrad called me with great news! We had a settlement offer. It was for a lot more than I could have imagined. It has been three weeks since the settlement and he still calls me to check in on my injuries. You can tell he really cares about. He isn’t just about the numbers. Thank you attorney daneshrad! And happy holidays!

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