How much time do you have to file your California wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit? It's an extremely important question to ask and one that too many people find out after the time period has passed. When you lose a loved one it is really hard to think about things like statute of limitations or anything other than your own loss and grief. Unfortunately, the law does not allow you to file a suit on your emotional timeline and has a pretty tight turnaround for getting things filed. Governed by California Code of Civil Procedures Section 335.1, you have two years from the death (also applies to personal injuries as well) to file a claim. Keep in mind that all you have to do within this time period is file your claim so if you are fast approaching this two year time limit- give us a call immediately and we will make sure to meet this very important deadline. Call, email or chat and we will get back to you immediately with your free consultation to go over all your questions, including those you may have about the statute of limitations.
California Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations- Special Cases
While two years is the general rule when it comes to filing your California wrongful death lawsuit, there are different time requirements when it comes to specific times of deaths and entities, here's a look at those different time requirements:
- Medical malpractice: if the death or serious injury was the result of a healthcare provider then you have three years from the injury or one year from when you should have discovered the injury (the court goes off of whichever occurs first)
- Government: If the injury or death is tied to some government location (for instance, a car accident or issue at a county hospital) then you usually only have six months to file a claim.
Don't Miss This Important Deadline
The unfortunate reality is that after this critical amount of time passes, so does the ability to file a lawsuit and recover the much needed funds. DO NOT WAIT AND MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO FILE A LAWSUIT.
Losing a love one can be a major financial hit and the money you get from a wrongful death lawsuit can help to fill the financial void, and much more. At the Walch Law Firm, we are here to help. Unsure if you have a case? Give us a call. Wondering if you are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit? Give us a call. Want to know what your case is worth? Give us a call. All these important questions and more will be answered in your free consultation with us. We are available 24/7 so do not hesitate to get in touch wit us.
Nine Reasons To Choose Us
When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.
Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.
There are lots of law firms that will happily take your business but very few will deliver results and handle your case the way that we do. We understand and respect how difficult this time is for you and our family. When you hire Walch Law Firm you are hiring a family firm that you can trust. We have a stellar reputation within the legal community and among our clients.
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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.
Whenever you are ready, we are available to talk and this open and available communication model is something that our clients enjoy until their case is closed. We keep you informed and updated on your case every step of the way, always explain what's happening in plain English and ultimately deliver on our promise to get you paid.
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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.
First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.
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There are small firms that might not be able to front the costs of your case and there are big law firms that will easily take your case but lack any type of personal touch (and you might have trouble hearing back from them when you want to) and then there's Walch Law Firm. We can handle any case and pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients. Father-son duo Gary & Robert Walch treat everyone like family and this personal touch is something that our clients as well as our employees constantly comment on and appreciate!
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