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 many 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.