What is wrongful death? My brother was murdered and no one responded to the 911 calls until 12 hours after.


Wrongful death refers to death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another.  CCP § 377.60 establishes a statutory cause of action in favor of specified heirs of a person who dies as a result of the “wrongful act or neglect” of another.

If the death was caused by a criminal act, the wrongful death claimants may also have limited statutory indemnification rights under the “Victims of Crime Act” (Gov.C. § 13959 et seq.).

To understand more about possible damages claims against persons who caused the death of a loved one, consult with a lawyer who is an expert in personal injury.

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