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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Pasadena

When a person dies due to negligence or misconduct, the victim’s family may sue for wrongful death — whether this is the result of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, hazardous conditions and substances, or criminal behavior. The death of a loved one is always a traumatic experience for everyone involved. Our goal is to take the stress out of this process. We will help you navigate the law, build the strongest case possible, and give you the space to grieve on your own terms.

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How Can a Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan Pasadena Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?

Taking legal action may not be a priority for those who have lost a loved one, however it is important for survivors of the deceased to consider retaining a Pasadena wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. At Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan, our wrongful death attorneys work to prove negligence and are committed to protecting the legal rights of victims.

Not only is there significant emotional trauma of having a loved one pass away, but families may also face detrimental financial difficulties without the support of the deceased. Providing compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can assist the family financially.

Our Pasadena law firm will investigate every detail of your case and work with you to determine the most beneficial route to execute. We are dedicated to serving our clients’ best interests, and make your fight our fight.

We serve wrongful death victims throughout Southern California.  

Have you lost a loved one due to wrongful death?

What to do After a Wrongful Death?

If you believe a loved one’s life was tragically cut short because of another’s careless or reckless behavior, the grief suffered by their survivors is devastating. Accidents that result in loss of life are catastrophic on many levels. Turn to Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan for help, we will view your case from all angles and gather the pertinent information to support your claim.

Knowing where to start during this time of grief can be overwhelming. Use this list to help get you started.


1. Support

During this difficult time, support the immediate family through their emotions.

Make Plans

2. Make Plans

Arrange proper care of the deceased, verify whether the deceased was an organ donor, and arrange for care of any other people or pets that you loved one was responsible for.

Notify family, friends

3. Notifications

Notify family, friends and employers.


4. Wishes

Arrange any final wishes from a last will, testament, directive, medical document, or verbally.

Plan funeral Ceremony

5. Plan Ceremony

Identify a plan and facilitate funeral ceremonies or end of life celebrations.

Draft an obituary

6. Publish

Draft an obituary with help of family and friends.

Secure Valuables

7. Secure Valuables

Change locks and ensure windows and doors are closed and secured. Toss perishable items, wash and clean. Helping hands from trusted friends and family will be needed for this task.


8. Executors

Touch base with executors or representatives in charge of settling the estate.


9. IRS

A new tax ID number must be obtained from the IRS in order to authorize activities on behalf of the estate.


10. Creditors

Contact in writing a notice to creditors for the opportunity to submit any outstanding debt on estate.

forward mail of the deceased to closest relatives

11. Forward Mail

Contact the local post office to forward mail of the deceased to closest relatives.

Register for Do Not Contact List

12. Register for Do Not Contact List

Contact the Data and Marketing Association to report the deceased and have them removed from all marketing lists.

Notify Insurance and Financial Institutions

13. Notify Insurance and Financial Institutions

Contact the carrier of the life insurance policy to begin the process and financial institutions by asking to speak to the manager. Be sure to collect documentation.

ontact and cancel services for the home such as utilities

14. Cancelations

Be sure to contact and cancel services for the home, such as utilities. Also cancel drivers licenses, voter registrations, etc.

Compile Inventory

15. Compile Inventory

Completed inventory of all assets in the estate, including anything with sentimental value.

File taxes and pay any taxes

16. Taxes

File taxes and pay any taxes, reach out to the IRS for specific directions as needed through the process.


17. Final

Distribute assets to heirs and beneficiaries, along with a final report and close to the estate.

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Common Causes from Wrongful Death

  • Criminal activities
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Defective product accidents
  • Dangerous roadway construction
  • Property accidents
  • Medical malpractice incidents
  • Occupational hazards or exposure
  • Birth injuries
  • Motorcycle, Automobile, Trucking accidents

Time Limits for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in California

Wrongful death lawsuits may be applicable if someone dies either by accident or with intent. Wrongful death can happen due to various circumstances, such as negligence from automobile or work-related accidents, medical malpractice, or even acts of violent crime. It can range from the victim's spouse or domestic partner, the victim's children, and sometimes grandchildren or stepchildren. In California, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the deceased person's passing. A Pasadena wrongful death lawyer will clarify who can make this claim and the time in which it must be made. With Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan, every detail will be examined critically to ensure the best possible outcome for all involved. 

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death lawsuits are usually filed by the surviving family members of a person who suffered death because of another individual's negligence or reckless behavior.

The wide spectrum of damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death claim include economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages can include, but are not limited to, medical costs, funeral costs, loss of the deceased's financial contributions, and more.

More complicated calculations are necessary to settle the amount of money a victim would have provided for their family in the future and everyday life. 

Non-Economic damages can consist of compensation for grief and the loss of a loved one, as well in specific cases punitive damages may be recovered.

What Compensation Is Available for Wrongful Death Cases?

Losing a loved one due to negligence is devastating. As compassionate Pasadena personal injury attorneys, we understand the emotional and financial toll this can take. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers in Pasadena will seek maximum compensation, covering medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and maybe most importantly, the pain and suffering of losing a loved one. Whether you need a Pasadena wrongful death attorney or a medical malpractice attorney, we provide dedicated legal support. Contact our California wrongful death lawyers at Law GBG for a free consultation. We are committed to securing the justice and compensation your loved one deserves during this difficult time.

  • Medical Expenses

    In wrongful death cases, medical service expenses can be a significant burden. At GBG, we will work tirelessly to ensure you receive proper compensation for medical costs incurred.
  • Compensation for Funeral Expenses and Burial Charges 

    In cases of wrongful death, funeral expenses, and burial charges can add to the financial burden. Our dedicated wrongful death lawyers will help you pursue the compensation you deserve to alleviate these costs. 
  • Compensation for the Loss of Breadwinner of the Family

    Our Pasadena wrongful death attorneys understand the impact of losing the main income maker in a household, which is compensation you may have a right to recover from the at-fault party.

What Evidence Do You Need To Prove a Wrongful Death Case? 

When pursuing a wrongful death case, gathering the right evidence is crucial. As trusted Pasadena personal injury attorneys, we understand the importance of building a strong case. To prove wrongful death, evidence such as medical records, accident reports, witness testimonies, and expert opinions play a critical role. Our dedicated wrongful death lawyers in Pasadena have the expertise to meticulously gather and analyze the necessary evidence to support your claim. We are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the justice your loved one deserves.

  • Defendant’s due diligence before the occurrence of the event

    In wrongful death cases, establishing the defendant's due diligence is vital. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate and present evidence to prove negligence. 
  • Defendant’s negligence on his part  

    Proving the defendant's negligence is critical in wrongful death cases. At GBG, will meticulously examine the evidence to establish fault. 
  • Result of death in this process  

    The tragic result of death in a wrongful death case requires the expertise of a compassionate Pasadena wrongful death attorney. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Wrongful Death

How soon after a death happens do I have to file a lawsuit?

Generally speaking, you have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit. However, there are certain cases where there are exceptions. For example, the “discovery rule” where a person dies but the cause of death isn’t determined until later, when a minor sues for the death of a parent, or where a government entity causes the death - in these instances the statute of limitations isn’t 2 years. So, because there are different statutes of limitations for different types of cases, you should always consult with a personal injury attorney so you don’t inadvertently waive your rights!

What damages are recoverable in a wrongful death case?

Damages in a wrongful death case differ from in a car accident case, or a trip and fall case. Damages in a wrongful death case are for the heir's “love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support.”

How can a personal injury attorney help me with my wrongful death case?

Wrongful death cases are hard and emotional. A wrongful death attorney will evaluate the merits of the case, gather the necessary evidence, including expert witnesses to help provide the case, and assist in evaluating damages toward a resolution of the case. An experienced wrongful death attorney will also be experienced in litigation and be able to take your case from intake to jury trial if need be.

How do you prove wrongful death in California?

In order to prevail on a wrongful death case, the Plaintiffs have to prove all four elements of the claim: 1) negligence; 2) breach of duty; 3) causation; and 4) damages. Death is hard, and family members want justice and compensation, but not every death is the result of negligence. Therefore, having a wrongful death attorney who understands the law and what needs to be proven can be crucial in determining whether there are merits to a wrongful death case or not. No one wants to go through litigation while recovering from the loss of a loved one without the reassurance that they have a strong case.

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

In California, the people who can sue for wrongful death are enumerated in California Civil of Civil Procedure section 377.60 and is limited. At GBG we have been successful at establishing rights for those not enumerated in this Civil Code section. We have been successful in protecting the rights of a putative domestic partner - not a listed category.

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