When someone you love dies due to another’s negligence or wrongful act, it can be a particularly challenging and emotional time. However, it is important to consider pursuing legal action to seek justice and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Many surviving family members and beneficiaries are unaware that in California, wrongful death claims and survival actions are different ways that families can pursue compensation. Understanding the legal elements of each claim can help you know which one to file to hold a negligent party responsible and receive a settlement for damages.

An experienced wrongful death attorney at Berg Injury Lawyers can guide you through your legal options after the death of a family member at the hands of someone else’s negligence.