What you need to know about Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death lawsuit claims that the victim was killed as a result of negligence (or other type of unjust action) on the part of the person or entity being sued, and that the victim’s survivors are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the improper conduct.
A Wrongful Death case compensation may cover:
- Medical and funeral costs
- Lost wages including future earnings
- Lost benefits
- Lost inheritance
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of support or companionship
- General damages
- Punitive damages. However, the last compensation may not be awarded without additional evidence of malicious intent. Statutory time limits apply in all California wrongful death matters, which limit the amount of time you have to file a claim. All wrongful death matters are unique, complex and difficult in their own way, and we treat each case as such.
We are always available to review your legal situation and analyze the facts of your potential claim, with no obligation. Call us today to see how we can help you obtain justice and compensation for your loss. We are available day or night to discuss your case and answer your questions. Consultations are always free, and if we represent you, we will not charge legal fees unless we win your case.