Losing a loved one unexpectedly is shocking and painful. This pain is heightened when the death is caused by the negligence of another. It often leaves those close to the deceased asking the questions—Why did this happen? What will I do?

Most people do not understand how to take action against the parties who are responsible for the death of a family member or loved one. Those who were negligent can, and should, be held responsible for their actions.

The steps for filing a California wrongful death claim are:

  • Decide if there is a case – Before filing a suit, it is important make sure that the basic requirements are met. The person filing needs to have proof of death, evidence that the party is responsible for the death, and that a person or group has suffered emotionally and/or financially from the loss.
  • Seek representation – For the compensation they deserve, the person filing will need the representation of an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney – one that will have the knowledge, understanding, and compassion that the client needs.
  • Provide information – All information and paperwork in regards to the death should be gathered and delivered to the lawyer. They will review the case and proceed from there.
  • File the claim – Once everything is in line it is time to begin the claim. The next step will be for the lawyer to notify the insurance companies and responsible parties of the ensuing claim.


If you have recently lost a loved, it is important to begin your claim immediately. Contact an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney at Steinberg today. Call 800-989-6385 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982