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Wrongful Death Law FAQs

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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Wrongful Death FAQs

What is the difference between a wrongful death civil lawsuit and a criminal case against someone who caused a death?

  • Can I sue the person responsible for an accident that caused the death of my unborn child?
  • Can I bring a wrongful death action based on the death of a child or an elderly person?
  • What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?
  • Can a plaintiff bring a wrongful death action if the deceased never had a job?
  • Can a plaintiff sue for the pain and suffering of the decedent in a wrongful death lawsuit?
  • What do I need to know about wrongful death lawsuits for the loss of a child?
  • What do I need to know about wrongful death lawsuits for the loss of an elderly person?
  • What happens to the doctor-patient privilege when someone dies?

Statutes of Limitations

  • What is a statute of limitations?
  • What is the discovery rule?
  • How do the Statute of Limitations and the Discovery Rule affect wrongful death actions?

Damages in Wrongful Death Actions

  • Why types of damages are awarded in wrongful death lawsuits and how are they determined?
  • Are punitive damages recoverable in wrongful death actions?
  • How are damages calculated in wrongful death lawsuits?
  • Monetary Damages for Wrongful Death
  • Factors in Determining Emotional Loss
  • Factors in Determining Economic Loss
  • Survival Action for the Injuries of the Deceased