Coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times of your life. When your family member’s death was caused by another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, the grieving process only intensifies In these instances, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive the closure and financial compensation to which you and your family are entitled.
A death in one’s family is always tragic, especially when that loss is unexpected and is due to a person’s or company’s negligence. A wrongful death claim is when someone wrongful or unexpectedly dies due to the carelessness or wrongful of another person or company. Much like people can file a claim for being injured, the family of a wrongfully deceased person can also make a claim on their behalf. At Freeway Law, our wrongful death attorneys are here to ensure that you and your family receive the justice you deserve as we hold those responsible for the unexpected passing of your loved one.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60, the following parties may bring a wrongful death claim:
- The deceased’s surviving spouse if they were married at the time of death;
- The deceased’s surviving domestic partner;
- The deceased’s surviving children;
- People who would be entitled to the deceased’s property as if he or she did not have a will;
- The deceased’s putative spouse, the children of the putative spouse, parents, or stepchildren of the deceased;
- A minor that resided with the deceased for 180 days in the deceased’s home and was dependent on him or her for at least half of their support; or
- A personal representative of the deceased.
If you think you have a wrongful death case please do not hesitate to call Freeway Law with any questions you may have. We are here to help you and your family receive the justice and compensation you and your family so rightly deserve.
- Damages that may be recoverable
- Medical bills incurred by the deceased from the time of the injury to his or her death;
- Burial and funeral costs;
- Financial support the deceased person would have contributed to his or her family;
- The loss of benefits or gifts that would have been given by the deceased to his or her heirs; and
- Compensation for household services the deceased provided.
- You may also receive compensation for intangible losses such as loss of support, love, companionship, etc.
If you lost a loved one due to wrongful death, don’t hesitate to call us at (844) 443-7339 for a FREE consultation to discuss your rights and compensation.