What Makes a Death Wrongful Under California Law?
Dealing with a wrongful death claim is one of the most complicated and delicate matters a Fresno injury attorney can handle. While you need to pursue the claim aggressively, you must also be aware of the family’s emotions and pain as they deal with the loss of their loved one.
Our Fresno wrongful death attorneys understand the delicate nature of a wrongful death. We also understand the importance of filing a wrongful death claim against the party who caused the death to hold that party accountable and liable for the action that led to the tragic death of your loved one. Call our office at (888) 500-5000to speak with one of our attorneys about filing a claim to seek justice for yourself, your family, and your loved one.
What Is A Wrongful Death In California?
A wrongful death is a death that results from the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company or governmental entity. It is a death that would not have occurred had it not been for the actions of another party. Situations that may result in a wrongful death claim include:
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability claims (i.e. slips and falls)
- Car accidents, including all motor vehicles
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Dog attacks
- Product liability (i.e. defective products)
If you believe you lost your loved one because of a wrongful death, you must act now. You only have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While this may seem like a long time, it is not. An attorney needs time to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of your family member to identify evidence he can use to hold the party responsible for the death accountable and liable for damages.
A wrongful death lawsuit is not something you want to rush. We want to have everything in line when we file the lawsuit to give you the best chance of obtaining a favorable outcoming and receiving justice for your family.
Damages In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit
You wish you could have your loved one back, but that is not possible. The law cannot return your loved one to you, but it can hold the party responsible for the accident that caused the death liable for damages. Under California’s wrongful death laws, the responsible party must compensate the survivors for damages. Damage can include unearned wages, medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of support, love, and guidance. Because the circumstances of each case are different, the damages in one case may not be the same as the damages in another case. Our Fresno wrongful death attorneys can discuss damages in greater detail during your free consultation.
Call A Fresno Wrongful Death Attorney For More Information
If you believe your loved one is the victim of a wrongful death, we want to help. Our Fresno wrongful death attorneys offer free consultations and case evaluations for families who want more information about filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Call Torem & Associates at (888) 500-5000. You may also chat with a representative online or use our convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation.