Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney

Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers

The Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyers at Bisnar Chase will fight for compensation for your loss. There is no question that losing a loved one is devastating, and often life-changing.

We have recovered millions of dollars for families that have suffered heartbreaking losses. Nothing can bring your loved one back, but by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles can help you secure compensation and justice.

Please contact us at (323) 238-4683 to schedule your free consultation.

FAQs for Los Angeles Wrongful Death Cases


Losing a loved one suddenly can have a long lasting impact on a family emotionally, and much of the time financial support is needed. If an individual's death was caused by an act of negligence or wrongdoing, there are civil remedies available for the families of deceased. Loved ones are left with many questions regarding liability, compensation, and legal advice.

Common questions about these kinds of claims include:

A wrongful death is anytime a person is killed by negligent means. There are so many examples such as an auto defect, a work accident or a motor vehicle collision.

Family members, spouses and domestic partners.

That depends on your case and how the decedent’s earnings affected your way of life and future income. Some expenses that can be compensated for can include funeral bills, potential future loss of wages and loss of consortium.

We will evaluate the compensation you are entitled to based on lost and future earnings, loss of companionship and any other factors that weigh into how the loss of life has affected your future and income.

California Personal Injury Laws


The statute of limitations on personal injury in California is 2 years. This applies to all counties, including Los Angeles.

If you do not file within this time, you may lose your right to file a lawsuit unless you can prove that the wrongful death was discovered later. Typically, a two year period is plenty of time for a person to file their wrongful death lawsuit, but trauma and stress often cause people to lose track of time.

If you have lost a loved one, contact a wrongful death attorney in Los Angeles to help you determine if you are owed compensation.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims


We understand that money cannot take back the unintentional injury or accident that caused the death of your loved one. It's a cold, hard fact. However, we have been able to help thousands of clients cope with their financial struggles.

Some of the types of California claims we pursue are:

Families that have lost a breadwinner. Families that are struggling to pay off medical expenses and funeral costs after the sudden death of a loved one. Families that have lost benefits and considerable future income as the result of a sudden death. These are the realities of many wrongful death cases. We help families obtain a sense of justice and fair compensation for their losses while holding at-fault parties accountable for their negligence and/or wrongdoing. We may be able to help you too.

Wrongful Death Case Settlements and Verdicts


Wrongful death lawsuits in Los Angeles are based on California law and can be brought against a wide variety of individuals, entities, corporations, employees and even governmental agencies.

Entities and individuals who can by sued for wrongful death include:

One of Bisnar Chase's top-rated attorneys, Gavin Long, won an $11 million verdict for the death of John Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham checked into a detox facility for addiction. The facility was ultimately negligent in terms of supervision, leading to his suicide.

Gavin Long, a partner and trial specialist at Bisnar Chase, won compensation for the Cunningham family. He said: "I'm relieved that the jury saw the terrible injustice and an egregious level of negligence on the part of the treatment facilities."

Key Elements that Are Unique to Wrongful Death Claims


A "wrongful death" differs from a criminal prosecution for murder and homicide in the sense that the civil action is brought to court directly by the survivors of the deceased person. The defendant in a wrongful death action is found "liable" for the damages.

In a criminal case, the defendant faces penalties such as jail or prison time or even the death penalty. In a civil case, the surviving family members of the decedent receive monetary damages for their losses. Also, in a criminal case, jurors find the defendant guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt." For this type of case, jurors find the defendant liable through a "preponderance of the evidence."

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Los Angeles


There are several representatives who may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death regulations for LA County are based on the statute for the state, not the city. The following can typically file for this type of case.

Compensation the Deceased Family Members


Compensation varies by case. To determine how much compensation you are entitled, the legal process will base a decision on the loss of current and future earnings of your loved one. Typically, loss of a child will pay less than a spouse who was earning income, but special circumstances can apply.

The value of an LA County accident claim depends on a number of different factors.

Our Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyers Will Help You


The Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers of Bisnar Chase take cases that we know deserve justice. We will invest heavily in your case in an effort to get you the fair compensation that you are entitled to.

The law firm of Bisnar Chase has a lot of resources, talent, and experience - and those resources to get you through this difficult time. Whether you lost a family member in Los Angeles County, or elsewhere across Sothern California, we have the financial resources to pursue your case with optimal results.

You will not be charged a fee until the case settles. Only then will we charge you a recovery fee. If we don't win, you'll pay nothing. It's a promise that has worked for over 40 years. Bisnar Chase has established a 99% success rate and has won over $650 Million for our clients.

Contact our office in Los Angeles for a free case analysis.

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
Brian Chase and John Bisnar 6701 Center Drive West, 14th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(323) 238-4683