What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?

FAQs About Wrongful Death Law

If the person dies of the injuries that would have been the subject of the lawsuit, then the representative or heirs may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit; depending on the state, they may include the personal injury lawsuit, too. If the person who was injured dies of other causes, then the representative or heirs usually can file the personal injury lawsuit on behalf of the person’s estate. If the statute of limitations has run on the personal injury lawsuit, and the death resulted from those injuries, the legal claim may not be valid anymore. Each state treats the situation according to its own laws; competent legal advice can help you sort out your state’s approach.

Wrongful Death Trial Lawyers Serving Southern California

We understand that no amount of compensation can replace the loss of your loved one. But you do have the right to pursue recovery for expenses and for other damages in a civil action. If you lost someone you love in an accident, contact the wrongful death attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP, to arrange a free consultation. We work hard to help you find closure by getting you a fair settlement whenever possible, but our attorneys are expert trial lawyers that are prepared to file a lawsuit when it is necessary.

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