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Seeking Compensation for the Death of a Loved One: Survival Actions v. Wrongful Death Actions

It is important to know your rights when a loved one has died as a result of the negligence of another. Under California law, two types of lawsuits may be brought against the person responsible for your loved one's death. The first type of lawsuit is a "survival action" which is governed by California Code of Civil Procedure §377.30. The second type of lawsuit is a "wrongful death" lawsuit governed by California Code of Civil Procedure §377.60.