Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at 2:40 am    


For those who have recently lost a loved one, the legal system can seen endlessly confusing and intimidating. However, the basics of a California wrongful death lawsuit can also be simple, and lead to your recovery of financial compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and even real instances of pain and emotional suffering.

Wrongful death claims may arise where a loved one is killed in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, workplace accident, or in a medical malpractice case. The legal elements of a wrongful death case are: (1) death of a human being; (2) caused by the negligence or willful misbehavior of another; (3) that results in a loss suffered by the survivor. This civil cause of action can be brought by the surviving spouse of the deceased, their children, or potentially other related parties.

The amount of damages for a successful Sacramento wrongful death claim may be reached by a settlement between the parties or a verdict after a jury trial. In either instance, it is very helpful to have an experienced Sacramento wrongful death attorney on your side to help you prove your case, and fight against the insurance companies to ensure you are properly compensated for the financial and emotional difficulty involved with the unexpected loss of a loved one.

To learn more about wrongful death claims in California, contact the Tiemann Law Firm. We are dedicated to helping people recover from life-altering accidents, and have over 25 years of experience getting our clients the financial compensation they need to get their lives back on track. Call our office today at (916) 999-9000 or contact a Sacramento wrongful death attorney for a free, same-day consultation about your case.

Client Testimonials

Jennifer T. Testimonial

I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial

Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial

No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.