The State of California allows the heirs of a family to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event of another party’s negligence causing the death of a loved one. Factors that courts consider when determining the amount of compensation one may receive include: the amount of money earned by the deceased, loss of companionship, the amount of savings of the deceased, the degree to which survivors were financially dependent on the deceased, and expenses incurred by survivors for medical and funeral costs.
We understand that the loss of loved one, especially when it occurs due to the negligence of another person, can be a tremendously emotional and difficult time. We understand that nothing anybody can ever say or do will make up for the loss of a loved one. However, we firmly believe that you deserve to know your legal rights and can help fight for your maximum financial compensation.
There are a multitude of reasons to hire an attorney to fight for you when a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death due to the negligence of another person or entity. Let us analyze the insurance policies to determine potential monetary compensation, analyze potential legal issues that may affect your case, and ultimately negotiate the BEST possible settlement for your claim. We understand this is a difficult call to make, please keep in mind that the law defines strict time limits as to when a wrongful death suit can be filed.