|Losing a loved one is never easy, and it can be even harder when their death is due to someone else’s negligence. In such cases, family members may have the right to file a wrongful death claim to seek justice and compensation. However, it is important to know that there is a statute of limitations on how long they have to file such a claim.|
| In general, the statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in California is two years from the date that the victim passed, but the time limit could be shorter, especially if a Governmental Entity is involved. This means that, generally, if you wait more than two years to file your claim, you risk losing your right to seek compensation. The two-year limit is set by California Code of Civil Procedure 335.1. If a Governmental Entity is involved you may only have 180 days from the day of your incident. |
It is crucial to act promptly if you believe you have a wrongful death claim, especially if a governmental entity is involved. Seeking legal advice as soon as possible can help ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and that your rights are protected.
In conclusion, if you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to act quickly and seek legal advice to protect your rights. Remember that there is a time limit on wrongful death claims, and missing this deadline can mean losing your chance to seek justice and compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help