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Pasadena Wrongful Death Lawyers

Ready to Help Families in San Gabriel Valley & Los Angeles County

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident is one of the most heartbreaking and painful experiences in life. Not only must your family grieve, but you may also have to cover all the expenses related to your loved one’s death, such as funeral and burial expenses. While no amount of money can bring back your family member, your entitled financial compensation can be used to cover those expenses, so that your family and loved ones can grieve in peace.

At Escovar Law, APC, we are ready to help you and your family get the compensation and justice you deserve. For more than 25 years, our Pasadena wrongful death attorneys have helped numerous clients maximize their compensation and entitled damages. Our team investigates the accident, gathers evidence, negotiates with insurers, and seeks to hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligent and reckless actions.

If you lost a loved one in San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, or in Southern California due to negligence, contact us today at (626) 577-7700 and request a free consultation.

California Wrongful Death Laws

In California, a wrongful death lawsuit allows surviving family members to recover financial compensation when another person or entity caused the death of their loved one because of negligence, recklessness, or malice.

The following family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in California:

  • Surviving spouse

  • Surviving domestic partner

  • Surviving children

  • Anyone entitled to the deceased person’s property, if no surviving members exist

Surviving members have two years from the date of the accident to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In order to succeed, they must prove (1) their loved one passed away, (2) his/her death was the result of another person’s negligence or intent to cause harm, (3) they suffered monetary injury because of the death, (4) they appointed a personal representative for your deceased loved one’s (decedent’s) estate.

Common types of damages from wrongful death lawsuits include:

  • Funeral and burial costs

  • Medical expenses before the decedent passed away

  • Lost income, including potential income the decedent would’ve made if he/she was still alive

  • Loss of love, moral support, and community

  • Loss of contributions to the household

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Our legal team understands how tough this situation can be, which is why we can help guide you through the legal process while protecting your rights and best interests. Do not hesitate to let our experienced personal injury lawyer review your case and explore your legal options.

For more information about our firm, call us today at (626) 577-7700.

Why Choose Escovar Law, APC?

  • 10/10 Superb Avvo Rating

  • Named one of Pasadena's Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine

  • Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC)

  • Qualified Federal Death Penalty Trial Counsel – Attorney

  • Former President of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association

  • Featured in CNN Español, Telemundo, and Univision as a legal commenter

  • Free, initial case evaluations for clients

  • Payment plans available