In the state of California, not just anyone can file a lawsuit following the wrongful death of another person. The ability to file a suit seeking compensation depends upon the relationship you shared with the person who died in a wrongful manner. In other words, you must have a very close familial type of relationship with the victim in order to seek a legal remedy.
Obviously, immediate surviving family members have the right to take action when a loved one dies wrongfully. To clarify further about whom may file a lawsuit, the section below will provide specifics about those who are eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim in the California court system.