Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Coping with the death of a loved one can be shocking and difficult, especially for the immediate family and friends of the deceased. And the situation can prove to be even more devastating when the death was the direct result of another person’s negligence or actions. In these situations, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for the loss of your loved one.

It’s important to understand that not everyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Laws vary from state to state, but if you are located in the Bakersfield, California area, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you had the following relationship with the deceased:

  • Stepchildren
  • Spouse or Domestic Partner

In some instances, it may be possible for parents, siblings or grandchildren to file a wrongful death lawsuit as well. This is often the case when there is no surviving spouse or children.

Mickey Fine has more than 25 years of experience handling wrongful death lawsuits. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, he can help you determine whether you’re eligible to file a wrongful death claim. If you are, he’ll fight aggressively to recover the compensation you deserve.

Please contact The Law Offices of Mickey Fine today to schedule a free wrongful death consultation. Mr. Fine serves clients in Bakersfield, California.