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Statute of Limitations – Wrongful Death

According to state law, a wrongful death action is a cause of action for the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another. Such a cause of action can be brought by only a limited number of people having some type of relationship to the person that died.

The statute of limitations for a wrongful death action is generally 2 years, and begins on the date of the death. This does not include wrongful death actions against health care providers based on professional negligence.

Additionally, special rules impact the final determination of the statute of limitations in any wrongful death case. As such, it is important to contact an experienced, competent attorney to discuss your legal matter. The law firm of Heiting & Irwin has for over 30 years represented clients in successfully bringing all types of personal injury lawsuits, including wrongful death actions, and we are readily available to provide you with assistance. Please call us today if you need help.

Ms. Morgan obtained her Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. She contributes to the improvement of both the local and legal communities, having provided pro- and low-bono legal services, and volunteering at legal clinics and other programs serving the community. View Attorney Sara Morgan's Attorney Bio Here.

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