Losing a loved one because another person was negligent is a horrible experience for anyone to go through. These cases are often very tragic. While it might not help any of those left behind to cope with their loved one’s death, it might be possible for the immediate family members of the deceased person to seek compensation for that death.
We know that you are likely to have questions about whether a wrongful death lawsuit is something you should explore. We can go over the facts of your case with you to help you learn if your case would be considered a wrongful death case and if it is, we can help you learn how to proceed with your claims for compensation.
If you are considered the next of kin of the person who died, you might be able to seek compensation for damages such as loss of medical benefits, loss of household support, funeral costs, burial costs, loss of income from the deceased person, loss of child-rearing support, and other damages. You might even be able to seek compensation for loss of consortium and mental anguish. It is important for you to explore these options so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
California limits the amount of time you have to file claims for your loved one’s wrongful death. Because of this, it is vital that you begin the process as soon as possible. We know that having to talk about the accident isn’t something you want to do. While we can’t avoid having that discussion, we can offer a compassionate ear during the discussion.