COMMON CAUSES OF WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS IN CALIFORNIA

COMMON CAUSES OF WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS IN CALIFORNIA

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 5:33 am    

The loss of a family member is never easy. Questions may exist whether the death was natural or the result of a wrongful or negligent act. Wrongful deaths occur when a person’s life is cut short because of another person or party’s negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing.

Our Sacramento wrongful death lawyers help families discover what happened to their loved ones. We help you hold the party responsible for your family member’s death accountable. If you suspect that your loved one’s death was caused by the actions or inactions of another party, contact our office for a free case review.

What are the Causes of Wrongful Death in California?

A wrongful death claim may arise because of an accident or injury. Several situations might result in a legal claim for damages caused by a wrongful death.

Wrongful death lawsuits might be related to:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Thousands of people die each year in motor vehicle accidents. If a traffic accident causes a death, the family may recover compensation from the person who caused the accident. You must prove that the other party caused the accident and the accident led to the death of your family member.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Pedestrians and bicyclists have a high risk of sustaining life-threatening injuries and conditions when struck by a vehicle. Bicyclists and pedestrians have no protection from the force of the impact. Holding drivers responsible by filing a wrongful death claim can help bring attention to the dangers and risks faced by pedestrians and bicyclists in California.

Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Dog bites and animal attacks can result in a variety of injuries, including broken bones, puncture wounds, and infections. In some cases, a dog attack can result in death. The dog owner or property owner may be liable for damages a family faces when they lose a loved one because of a dog attack.

Defective Products

Defective products can cause injuries that lead to death. A product liability case may result in damages when the person survives the injuries. However, if a person dies because of a defective product, the manufacturer, designer, distributor, and other parties might be liable under a wrongful death lawsuit.

Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect can result in serious conditions and injuries for patients. However, some cases of nursing home abuse and neglect result in death. It is important to hold the parties and the nursing home accountable for the negligence and wrongdoing that led to a patient’s death.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Many slip and fall accidents result in broken bones, back injuries, and neck injuries that are not life-threatening. However, some falls can result in death. Property owners can be held liable for wrongful deaths that occur on their property if the property owner knew or should have known about a dangerous or hazardous condition and did nothing about the situation.

Contact a Sacramento Wrongful Death Attorney for More Information

We are very sorry for your loss, and we understand that talking to an attorney may be difficult. Our legal team is here to provide guidance, support, and legal advice when you are ready to discuss the circumstances that led to your loved one’s death.

However, the California statutes of limitations restrict the time to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Do not wait too long to contact an attorney or you could lose your right to hold the party who caused your family member’s death accountable.

Contact The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento wrongful death attorneys.

Client Testimonials

Elena Basquez
Quote

The Tiemann law Firm has been very good to me ever since I walked in the door. James and Emily have been very responsive and professional and make me feel comfortable when I start to freak out a bit. Accidents can be pretty stressful and I feel like they’ve gone above and beyond. I’m happy that keep me up-to-date on how my case is going. I appreciate that they make me feel like a priority and that they take my case serious. I have already recommend them to a few friends and family members. God forbid I get into another accident, but if I do, I know exactly where to come for help.

Elizabeth Ochoa
Quote

I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and their dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.

Beca Lopez
Quote

Such wonderful experience with Tiemann Law firm. The employees are great, respectful, and kept in contact with me throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend this firm. Thank you so much for your services!

Tajii Black
Quote

Don’t listen to the bad reviews! My experience with this law firm is unmatched , I always recommend to colleagues and friends and they have not been disappointed either. Great quality people who care about the outcome not just the bottom line

Dawniel Ewing
Quote

I have nothing but great things to say about this firm. They have been extremely helpful and professional when dealing with my case. Anytime I needed anything or wanted updated they responded immediately. They made me feel like they cared. Highly recommend them!

Amy J
Quote

Tiemann Law Firm is a great law firm. The best part is we won and I received a bigger settlement than I thought was possible! They keep in touch and are friendly and easy to talk to. If you want the best settlement for your case,   CALL THESE GUYS!!!

Michael T.
Quote

I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

Herb T.
Quote

The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T.
Quote

I highly recommend The Tiemannn Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

Hanna Padilla
Quote

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

S.B.
Quote

Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had an excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Star Fire
Quote

It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

Jereme S.
Quote

No-one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Maye Ly
Quote

I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

Matt H.
Quote

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

Jennifer Birdseye
Quote

Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Lendzey Garcia
Quote

I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!