Sacramento Wrongful Death Attorney
Compassionate Care Joined with Devoted Advocacy
The loss of a loved one is one of the most unbearable events a person can experience. When such a tragedy happens as the result of the sheer negligence or recklessness of another person or corporate entity, it can be even harder to bear. Grief may be mixed with anger, helplessness, and other difficult emotions. There is no way to easily move forward after losing a loved one.
What’s more, even in cases of so-called “freak accidents” or honest mistakes, deadly accidents are often preventable. Someone should be held responsible for the incalculable loss and suffering experienced by the loved ones of the deceased. Our attorneys are here to counsel you, so you understand your options during this time. Dealing with legal matters might not be what you want at this time, but we can help you pursue the justice you and your loved one deserve.
Our caring and dedicated team at Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. can take on the majority of the work of filing a wrongful death claim. After a loss, it’s important to exercise your right to file. The law allows you to request remuneration to help cover the financial costs of your loss as well as the less-tangible damages. This compensation can serve as a safety net for you and your loved ones during this time. Additionally, it can force the person who caused the fatal accident to face the consequences.
Our compassionate team is here to help you after a wrongful death in the family. Call us any time at (916) 229-6755 to speak with one of our lawyers, absolutely free.
Should I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In cases of death resulting from the negligence or error of another person, a wrongful death lawsuit can be a good way to rectify the damage caused to the decedent and those they leave behind. Besides ensuring proper punishment for the person responsible, a wrongful death lawsuit allows loved ones to recover costs associated with the accident, injury, and passing.
Recoverable damages may include (but are not limited to):
- Lost wages
- Lost Inheritance
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Future Income
- Loss of Consortium
- Pain & Suffering of the Deceased
- Medical Bills
- Property Damage
When you sit down and share your story with our team, we can help you determine what your claim might cover. The death of a loved one can have a huge financial impact while also being emotionally devastating. Let us help you take steps toward receiving compensation, so you have on less thing to worry about.
Who Is Eligible to File After a Wrongful Death?
By law, the right to file a wrongful death claim is contingent on your relationship to the deceased. California looks at whether the claimant was either provided for by the deceased, or whether they might rightfully expect to receive assets from their estate.
Parties who may be able to bring a claim for wrongful death include:
- The spouse: This includes legal marriage, domestic partnerships, and putative relationships, if financial dependence can be proven.
- Descendants: The children of the deceased. In some cases, stepchildren may be included.
- Other direct family members: Parents or siblings may have standing to file a claim if there are no more direct relations to do so.
In some cases, these claims can become the subject of disputes if the admissibility of a filer is disputed. We do not want you to lose out if you end up in this position. Come speak to our team for guidance to make sure your rights are protected.
We Are Here to Fight for Families After Loss
After the tragic and unnecessary death of a loved one, we understand what you need more than anything is a caring legal representative who can provide you honest guidance and will work endlessly to bring you justice. We are not afraid to litigate on your behalf if we deem it necessary to secure your future. Moving on after the loss of a loved one may seem impossible, but we want to help you pursue the compensation to support your next steps, whatever they may be.
Our wrongful death attorneys at Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. are ready to fight for you. Call us at (916) 229-6755 to schedule a free consultation with our team.
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