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Huntington Beach Wrongful Death Attorney

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At Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP, our Huntington Beach wrongful death lawyers are compassionate, experienced advocates for grieving families. Our firm puts in the time, resources, and attention to detail to help our clients recover from devastating accidents. With the skills to handle all types of fatal accident claims, our clients can rely on us to be by their sides. For a free, private consultation with a California wrongful death lawyer, please contact us today. 

We Handle a Full Range of Fatal Accidents in Huntington Beach 

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is heartbreaking. While there is nothing that could ever make up for such a devastating loss, a civil legal claim (wrongful death claim) exists to give grieving family members an opportunity to get accountability and financial support. At Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP, our Huntington Beach wrongful death attorneys are qualified to represent families who have lost a loved one in a full range of accidents, including: 

  • Car accidents; 
  • Truck accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Auto versus Pedestrian accidents; 
  • Railroad accidents;
  • Aviation accidents; 
  • Premises liability cases; and
  • Product liability cases. 

An Overview of Wrongful Death Laws in California

Under California’s wrongful death laws (California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60), close family members of a person killed in an accident have the right to bring a civil claim against responsible parties. Here are four key things to know about the wrongful death laws in California: 

1. Only Some Parties Have Standing Under California Law: An untimely death can impact an enormous number of people. Unfortunately, not every person who was close to the victim has rights under California’s wrongful death law. Only certain parties have the standing to bring a claim. In general, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed by a surviving spouse, a domestic partner, children, parents, or the next-of-kin of the victim. 

2. Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Lawsuits: A family has a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California. Once the statute of limitations expires, grieving family members are barred from the ability to pursue a claim. Hiring an experienced attorney who understands the relevant statute of limitations laws can help to avoid this costly mistake. The sooner the claims process can be initiated, the better.

3. Liability for Wrongful Death is Based on Fault: Wrongful death claims are liability claims. To hold a defendant responsible for a wrongful death, loved ones of the victim must prove the careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent conduct on the part of the defendant who contributed to the fatal accident. All deadly accidents in Huntington Beach should be comprehensively investigated by an Orange County wrongful death attorney. 

4. Families May Recover Economic and Non-Economic Damages: California’s wrongful death laws allow grieving families to seek financial relief for both economic and non-economic damages. Depending on a number of different factors, a family may be entitled to seek wrongful death compensation for out-of-pocket medical bills, funeral & burial expenses, loss of financial support, and non-economic damages in the form of loss of society and companionship, protection, affection, training, and guidance.

How Our Huntington Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys Help 

There are few things more difficult than dealing with the untimely loss of a loved one—especially when an accident occurs because of carelessness, recklessness, or negligence. We help our clients get through the legal claims process. The Huntington Beach wrongful death lawyers at Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP are dedicated to: 

  • Compassionate representation; 
  • Proactive communication—so our clients are always informed of their case; . 
  • A fully personalized approach to each case; and
  • A focus on getting results for victims’ families. 

We know that the last thing our clients need to worry about when they are enduring an awful loss like this is another bill. Our wrongful death attorneys represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. There are never upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. We provide a free, no obligation initial consultation so that our clients pay nothing unless we win their case. 

Schedule a Confidential Consultation With a Huntington Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer

At Kalfayan Merjanian, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys have the professional skills and legal expertise that our clients can rely on. If your loved one was killed in a fatal accident, we want to hear your story. Contact our law firm now for a free, confidential review of your case. We represent families in Huntington Beach and throughout Orange County.

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