The California Code of Civil Procedure provides for certain heirs to file for a wrongful death action on their own behalf for the victim’s death. Those persons are the following (CCP § 377.60):

·                      Surviving spouse
·                      Domestic partner
·                      Children
·                      Issue of deceased children
·                      Putative spouse
·                      Children of the putative spouse
·                      Stepchildren
·                      Parents

However, according to caselaw, unmarried persons living together but are not registered domestic partners may not be able to qualify as a wrongful death claimant for the death of the partner [Holguin v. Flores (2004)].

To be better informed about the legal standing or qualification of a person who may file a wrongful death claim, consult with a lawyer who is an expert in personal injury cases.


Would you like to discuss your legal matter?

PHONE

image description
RECEPTION 866-205-4971

Our receptionist will assist in scheduling new and existing clients for all offices. For initial consultations we will ask you a few questions and then find the best time for you to talk to one of the lawyers that best fits your legal matter.

Call us or use the email form and we will follow up with you right away.

EMAIL

The Law Offices of Hogan Injury will provide you with personalized attention and guidance. Protecting your rights is our main objective. We have been representing clients for the past 30 years and our experienced team of attorneys will advise you of the legal consequences of every decision you take.