Wrongful death is a tragic and avoidable incident. Losing a loved one due to neglect compounds the tragedy and brings unforeseen burdens on family members. At JML Law, our Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers want to discuss a recent wrongful death that occurred here in Los Angeles—a conversation at night led to a police chase and a tragic end.
In September of 2020, Andres Guardado was shot to death, in the back, by a deputy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Around 6 pm, deputies were out on patrol and saw Guardado talking to someone in a car that was blocking a driveway. The officers went to approach Guardado, left the scene, and the patrol pursued.
During the chase, Guardado was shot in the back five times. The officer responsible for this shooting, Miguel Vega, had a history of bad stops, failing to follow proper procedures, and making false statements.
An 18-year-old went from having a conversation with a friend to being gunned down by the police.
The news is filled with police shootings and other people in authority wielding their power and harming if not killing others. At JML Law, our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys help victims find justice for their loved ones that were taken from them. We want to find justice for those impacted by a wrongful death and want to speak to you immediately because the statute of limitations on wrongful death is only two years; this is a short amount of time, and we want to act fast to help you.
The family members of the victim in a wrongful death have to deal with such problems such as:
If somebody you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by someone’s careless and negligent actions in the Los Angeles area, please contact us immediately. Please call as soon as possible because the statute of limitations on wrongful death is only two years, and we know you do not want the time to run out before we can help. We pledge to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you desperately need. This can include: