Today we look at part 5 of our 6 part series on wrongful death and explore the details on how you file a wrongful death lawsuit. This article addresses the questions: “How long do I have to file a wrongful death suit?”, “How do I file a wrongful death suit?”, and “How long is the process?”
When, Where and How Do You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Normally, you have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death action in California civil court against a no-governmental entity. In cases against governmental entities, you typically must file a wrongful death action within one year. If you fail to file your lawsuit by this deadline, you will lose your right to file at all.