Practice Areas / Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

When a family member dies as a result of another’s wrongful conduct – whether in a vehicular collision, workplace accident, violent act, or some other tragic event – there is nothing you can do to change the past and bring that person back into your life. But you may be able to change your future by working with an experienced personal injury attorney to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of yourself, the victim, and your family to recover the financial losses stemming from your loved one’s untimely passing. At McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, our experienced wrongful death attorneys are committed to obtaining justice on behalf of the families of wrongful death victims in the Inland Empire and beyond through the recovery of maximum compensation for all losses affected individuals will endure over their lifetimes.

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP aggressively represents its clients by using all ethical means available to hold the responsible parties accountable for all losses and damages incurred. It is through this unwavering dedication that McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP brings its commitment into real world practice by “Restoring Hope Through Justice.”


A wrongful death claim differs from a typical personal injury suit in that a wrongful death claim is brought by the people who depended on the deceased individual for emotional and/or financial support. Thus, the purpose of a wrongful death suit is to compensate those individuals for the losses they have suffered and will suffer due to the untimely passing of the victim. In California, a wrongful death suit can be brought by individuals related to the victim as a:

  • Surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • Child or financially dependent stepchild
  • Parents and siblings (in some cases)

To win a wrongful death suit, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was either negligent, reckless, or intentional in causing some act that led to the death of the victim. A wrongful death suit can arise anytime such an act occurs, but common underlying events leading to wrongful death suits include car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective products, defective medical drugs and devices, workplace and construction accidents, violent acts (assault, homicide, etc.), negligent security, and dangerous conditions on a landowner’s property.

In a successful wrongful death suit in California, the plaintiffs are entitled to a range of damages to compensate for their losses, including:

  • The loss of financial support from the victim over that victim’s life had the event not occurred
  • The loss of emotional support and consortium from the victim
  • The loss of the victim’s services in the household
  • The medical bills and pain and suffering endured by the victim prior to death
  • Funeral and burial costs


At McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, our personal injury team – led by partner Cory Weck, an Ivy League educated Marine Corps officer with over 20 years of service to his country and 15 years of experience litigating nothing but personal injury cases – has repeatedly won verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients across the Inland Empire in the millions of dollars. When you work with us, we will immediately begin investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one to begin building the case for maximum recovery in your wrongful death matter.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys to discuss your potential wrongful death claim.

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