California Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our Attorneys are Dedicated to Recovering Compensation for Loss of Life
Sometimes, an act of negligence can lead to the death of another person, which requires reliable legal counsel. The death of a loved one is difficult and an unexpected death can be particularly traumatic. Families are not only emotionally devastated, but they may also be left with significant financial hardship. Funeral costs, medical bills, loss of income, and other costs can quickly add up. We can file a wrongful death case on behalf of the victim’s surviving family members in order to recover for their loss.
If a member of your family died as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be owed substantial compensation. A lawsuit can be pursued against individuals, corporations and other entities by surviving family members. Every year, thousands of Californians pursue such lawsuits to receive compensation for the loss of life arising out of accidents, including those that cause brain injuries resulting in death. If you are a surviving family member or relative who has lost a loved one, contact us today to discuss how we can handle your death claims.
Our lawyers have experience in competently handling a lawsuit involving the death of a loved one. Contact us to discover the best way to move forward with your case. Remember: California state law has a statute of limitations on many cases. The sooner you request a consultation, the sooner you can receive compensation for the loss of life and your legal death claims.
What Can You File a Lawsuit For?
In California, any of the following incidents may give rise to a wrongful death claim:
- A car accident
- A dog bite
- A slip or fall
- A bicycle or pedestrian accident or other accidents giving rise to wrongful death claims
- An injury caused by a malfunctioning or defective product
- An act of medical negligence resulting in a wrongful death case and pain and suffering
A wrongful death lawyer (i.e. an attorney who handles a wrongful death case or death lawsuits) can help you today. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer regarding your wrongful death claim.
California’s Best Wrongful Death Experts
In California, a lawyer may be called to assist after a number of different accidents. We have handled cases involving car accidents, dog bites, slips and falls, truck accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice situations, among many others, including those resulting in a death claim.
Schedule a call with one of our attorneys to begin. During our call, our lawyers will analyze your claim to determine if you have a case. Generally, if your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence, then you may be owed substantial compensation. Not everyone is permitted to file a lawsuit arising out of the death of another. Only those who are directly affected by the death may file a wrongful death lawsuit – including an immediate member of your family and surviving children or spouses.
The specific compensation varies from case to case. Our team of attorneys analyze wrongful death cases to determine how much compensation may be owed. The liable party may be responsible for covering an assortment of economic and non-economic damages to compensate for your loss, including emotional damages like loss of companionship, love, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, and moral support as well as the loss of enjoyment of personal relations and the decedent’s training or guidance.
Contact us to speak with our attorneys today regarding how we can handle your wrongful death lawsuit. Contact a wrongful death lawyer today in order to discuss your wrongful death claim.
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We represent clients throughout California, including Northern California, Southern California and other locales.
How We Can Help You File a Claim
Generally speaking, the party that files a wrongful death claim must provide evidence to show that the death could have been prevented if the at-fault party had not acted in a negligent manner.
For example, a wrongful death attorney representing the family of a car accident victim might use a police accident report and at-fault driver’s DUI charge to show the victim was killed by a drunk driver, subject to several exceptions and legal technicalities.
Who Can File a Lawsuit?
1. The victim’s spouse or domestic partner;
2. The victim’s children; or
3. If the victim had no spouse or children, any other party who would be entitled to the victim’s property under California’s intestate succession law. This may include his or her parents, siblings, or other dependent.
What Damages Can be Recovered in California?
In these lawsuits, certain damages are awarded to the victim’s estate and other damages are awarded to the victim’s loved ones directly. With the help of a wrongful death attorney, damages awarded to the loved ones.
Damages that may be awarded include:
- Funeral expenses for the victim;
- Medical bills if the victim received medical care between the accident (e.g. car accident) and his or her death; and
- The victim’s lost income, including projected future income and employment benefits.
Damages awarded to loved ones may include:
- The loss of the victim’s noneconomic contributions to his or her household;
- The loss of financial support from the victim;
- The loss of the victim’s love, companionship, and guidance.
- Pain and suffering, potentially
Work with Experienced Lawyers on Your Case
We Can Help With Your Case – Call Us Today
If you have lost a loved one in injury accident, no amount of money can replace the person you lost. You can seek compensation for the financial damages you suffered directly because of the death. To learn more about filing and pursuing a wrongful death claim in California, schedule your free legal consultation with our team of compassionate, driven lawyers today in order to discuss your wrongful death case.
Wrongful death refers to the passing of a loved one caused through the negligence of another person or entity. The loss of a loved one is a traumatic and emotionally devastating event; a preventable occurrence that comes with enormous family implications. If the loss of a loved one is caused through neglect, you may be entitled to an assortment of economic and noneconomic “damages”, to compensate you for this loss. Our wrongful death lawyers can help you recover compensation if you have lost a loved one in California by filing a lawsuit.
For what may you be entitled to compensation through an injury claim, though? You may recover compensation for loss of financial support, loss of gifts, funeral and burial expenses, the value of household services you otherwise would have been provided with. Contact us to discuss how we handle wrongful death cases with an attorney versed in injury actions. Our lawyers can file a claim on your behalf.
Our Team Will Determine If You Have a Case
Aside from these material losses, you may also be entitled to emotional damages, too – such as the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, moral support, as well as the loss of enjoyment of personal relations and the decedent’s training or guidance, by way of a lawsuit.
These cases can arise from a wide variety of circumstances. For instance, a person may have died as a direct result of medical malpractice. Workplace exposure to dangerous chemicals may also precipitate an otherwise avoidable death. Wrongful death claims are not limited to being asserted against persons, but also to entities.
If an entity, through negligence, was responsible for a loss of life, you may be entitled to damages. It’s worth clarifying, though, that these claims are considered civil claims and not criminal claims.
An attorney can help you establish whether you have a case and, if so, we can create a viable and successful legal path toward settlement. Not everyone is permitted to file a lawsuit, but an attorney can assist you by filing a personal injury death claim or medical malpractice claim.
The Affects of a Wrongful Death and How We Can Help
Directly affected persons – such as the deceased person’s spouse, domestic partner and surviving loved ones, like children – are entitled to file such a lawsuit. Other affected persons, such as parents and stepchildren, may also – depending on the circumstances – be permitted to file a lawsuit with experienced legal counsel, for a wrongful death case.
If you’ve experienced a loss one such as a member of your family, you may be suffering from the following; but our our lawyers can help.
- Loss of Love, Companionship, Comfort & Care
- Loss of Financial Support
- Loss of Emotional Support
- Funeral Costs
How Much Time Do You Have to File a Lawsuit Claim?
Again, the circumstances of the case dictate who can file a lawsuit, including a member of your family. However, the lawsuit itself must be filed within reasonable time. For example, in California, a lawsuit must be filed within 2 years from the date of the death of the decedent. If you or your family members believe you may be entitled to compensation, it’s best to approach an attorney to discuss your case – a legal expert fluent in the legal language of these specific cases.
In summary, the loss of life is an emotionally and financially devastating event. As it is caused through the negligence of a person or entity, you may be entitled to a wide variety of economic and noneconomic damages. Contact our wrongful death lawyers today at (949) 629‒4349 for a call. We will discuss your case with you and your family members and determine a viable course of legal action, including filing a lawsuit.
How Can We Help?
However, only directly affected persons may file a lawsuit (which, in California, is defined by statute). Our lawyers have helped clients throughout California recover compensation for their loss. Call us at the number below, or fill out our online form, and one of our lawyers will get back to you to discuss your case.