Death Due to Someone Else’s Acts or Omissions
Losing a loved one in an accident or due to someone’s intentional actions is a tragedy that many families find difficult to cope with. Families who wrongfully lose a loved one due to a wrongful death suffer from deep emotional pain. Often, families also suffer from financial hardship.
There is no true compensation for a tragic loss of life. However, there is help available to families enduring the wrongful death of a loved one. California law allows certain surviving family members the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for the death.
What Damages Can Be Pursued in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The damages available through a wrongful death claim may vary depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. Generally clients can pursue damages for:
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral/Burial Costs
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Future Support
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Love and Companionship
In order to pursue damages, the family member(s) filing the wrongful death claim must do so within two years from the date their loved one died.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
• Domestic Partner
In some cases, other parties who are financially dependent on the deceased can also file a wrongful death claim.
Contact a Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorney
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When you contact us, your initial case evaluation is free. We do not charge any legal fees upfront. If we do not obtain a verdict or settlement in your claim, you owe us nothing.