QUESTION: What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death suit in the state of California? My son was murdered in 2008 and I am interested in filing a tort case. ANSWER: According to the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP), there is generally a two-year statute of limitations for claims involving death of a person “caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another” (CCP § 335.1). This means that a suit should be filed within two years from the death of the person, otherwise the claimant.
QUESTION: My father died in a horrific accident in February 2013. We were all devastated, and his partner of 40 years is trying to sue for wrongful death or compensation because he was her provider, but they were never married. Is she legally allowed to do this? Can a non-family sue for wrongful death? We also want to know if we have a wrongful death case as his surviving children. ANSWER: The California Code of Civil Procedure provides for certain heirs to file for a wrongful death action on their.
QUESTION: My father died from a leak in his colon, causing him to have heart failure. Two days before his death, his physical therapists came to his room and picked him up under his arms and transferred him to a chair, putting all his weight on the lower part of his body. I have been very ill even if it has been more than a year since my father’s death. What circumstances allow for a wrongful death suit? ANSWER: For a wrongful death cause of action, there must be a.