When someone is involved in an accident that is caused by another’s negligence and they die, the deceased’s family has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death claims in California are a type of personal injury claim where the loved ones seek monetary compensation for their economic and non-economic damages. In a civil claim, a death must have occurred and the defendant’s negligence caused the death.
Elements of Wrongful Death
During a wrongful death lawsuit, our legal team must prove that a person died as a result of the recklessness, carelessness, or negligence of the defendant. We must also prove that the plaintiff has a legal right to recover as a surviving family member. We can determine damages by looking at the deceased’s past income history. Some things that can be recovered during a wrongful death lawsuit include: funeral expenses, medical bills, loss of future income, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship, to name a few. In the State of California, you have two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death lawsuit with our legal team at Emanuel Law Group.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a California Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
If your family has lost a loved one due to an accident, medical malpractice, or other reason, it’s important to schedule a free consultation with our legal team today. At Emanuel Law Group, we have the experience, resources and networks to help you win the compensation that you deserve. We will investigate your case thoroughly to determine all the ways in which you can be compensated. While we represent you, you can focus on the healing process. Visit our website: Siliconvalleylawyer.net or call us at 1-800-308-0870 and let us give you legal guidance you can rely on. We have offices in San Mateo, San Francisco, and San Jose.