Winnetka, CA asked in Wrongful Death for California

Q: Tenant's relative was accidently drowned in the pool. The tenant filed wrongful death. What should I do?

I rented my property to a tenant. Her mother had Alzheimer, which I did not acknowledge before she signed the lease. Last year her mother was found drowned in the pool. Now the tenant filed a lawsuit for wrongful death. The insurance doesn't cover human injure. Short of money due to anti-eviction policy and unemployment, I am thinking about defending myself. How much winning chance do I have?

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William John Light
William John Light
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  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You need someone to review your policy of insurance, as well as your history of communications with your insurance agent. Not having liability insurance is a huge problem if you are renting your property to others.

As to your question, you have probably zero chance of winning by defending yourself. An attorney may change those chances significantly.

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Edward A. Smith
Edward A. Smith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I have almost ever seen an insurance policy on a residence of apartment that does not cover Wrongful Death. Who told you that it does not cover that? Ed Smith

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