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Santa Monica is known for their arts and culture, dining, shopping, parks and their
beautiful beaches. One thing that people might not stop to think about is how many people die each
year in Santa Monica from a wrongful death because of it always being active and having a lot of
things going on.
A wrongful death does not always mean when someone is involved in a car accident but that is
part of it. Some of the causes of wrongful death in Santa Monica include defective products,
reckless driving, construction accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, identity that was
mistaken, negligence or unsafe premises. These are just a few of the events that might take place
for someone to file a wrongful death claim. There are many other situations that might occur which
could cause death and appear to be accidental.
When family knows what caused the death and if it was a wrongful death then they can file for a claim and receive compensation.
If the family is not sure what caused it then the lawyer will investigate what happened and see if a wrongful death case can be filed. Getting compensation won't make up for losing someone close or a loved one but it can help with being able to relieve the financial burden that might occur before and after the death. There are some cases to where distant relatives can also file a claim.
Siblings, stepparents and grandparents are all considered to
be distant relatives but this also varies from state to state as to who can file the claim after a
Working with a skilled Ehline Law Firm wrongful death lawyer helps the family because that lawyer will be able to show them what needs to be done and can answer any questions needed. The experienced wrongful death lawyer can show them what paperwork needs to be filled out and let them know what date things need to be turned in. Some states have a law that a wrongful death claim can only be filed within two-three years. A lot needs to happen before and after it is filed.
lawyer will need to do some work and then there's other things that must take place in order for the
family to receive the compensation.
Getting compensation means that bills will get paid off and the family won’t have to worry about their current financial situation because the compensation can help them with making sure they won’t go into debt from losing their loved one.
Contact a Santa Monica personal injury attorney at Ehline Law Firm PC to learn more about your legal rights, duties and obligations, as an injured pedestrian, crash or collision victim in SM, CA. Find a local attorney at 201 Wilshire Blvd., Second Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310.376.8488.