If your loved one was killed in an accident, you and your family could be compensated for your injuries. Contact us now to see if you have a claim.
In California, a wrongful death case is when a person or persons die as the result of an accident. The family members of the victim or victims, to a certain limitation, or the estate can make a claim.
The persons who can recover are the victims spouse, domestic partner, the surviving children, or if there is no surviving person, then it can be brought by a person who could inherit based on California’s inheritance laws. Meaning, the closest surviving relative such as parents, siblings, and nephews may be able to make a claim. Additionally, a person who was financially dependent on the victim may be able to make a claim such as the victim’s parents, step children, or otherwise.
The type of losses recoverable are funeral/burial expenses, medical expenses, body handling fees, lost income, potential lost income, loss of financial support both present and future, loss of love, companionship, household services, and more.
You only have two years from the date of the death to file a suit.