CAN FAMILY MEMBERS SUE IN CALIFORNIA FOR INJURIES TO A FAMILY MEMBER IN A SACRAMENTO CAR ACCIDENT?
Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 at 7:09 am
When a car accident occurs, family members suffer financial and emotional damages when a loved one is injured or killed. The injured person is not the only victim in a car accident. While monetary compensation cannot replace a lost loved one or replace the comfort, care, and companionship that a loved one provides, it can serve to bring justice to the accident victim and his or her family. A monetary compensation in a car accident also provides the financial support to allow the victim to seek medical care and the family to pay for living expenses during the accident victim’s recovery.
In a California motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your car accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for property damage, lost wages, medical expenses, and other compensatory damages. Your family members may also be entitled to sue the negligent driver for damages too. Family members sue the other driver in a car accident for a variety of reasons. The two most common reasons why family members file lawsuits regarding car accidents include wrongful death and spousal loss of consortium.
California Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Under California’s wrongful death laws, certain family members can file a lawsuit against a negligent driver when the motor vehicle accident results in the death of a loved one. The pain and suffering experienced when you lose a loved one is unimaginable. When that loss is because of a car accident, you are entitled to receive compensation from the at-fault driver. No amount of money will ever bring back your loved one nor will it ease the pain you are experiencing; however, a monetary award can help you obtain justice for your loved one as well as provide for your family’s financial needs. The wrongful death attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm can explain how to file a wrongful death lawsuit in a car accident case. You only have a limited time to file a wrongful death lawsuit; therefore, do not delay in contacting our office to discuss your loved one’s death.
California Spousal Loss of Consortium Lawsuits
A loss of consortium lawsuit is the second most common type of claim in a car accident involving your spouse. A claim for loss of consortium may be filed when your spouse is injured in a car accident and your spouse suffers injuries that prevent intimacy or prevents your spouse from providing care, comfort, and support. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your situation to advise what types of actions are available to you when your spouse is injured in a car accident. Just as with wrongful death lawsuits, you only have a limited time to file a lawsuit when your spouse is injured; therefore, do not delay in contacting our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento car accident attorneys.
Contact an Experienced California Car Accident Attorney to Help You Seek Justice Against a Negligent Driver
The personal injury lawyers of Tiemann Law Firm care about you and your family. We want to help you during this difficult time by providing compassionate, knowledgeable, and competent legal services. Contact our office online or by calling (916) 999-9000 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney.