California Wrongful Death Lawyers

Lost A Loved One Due to Negligence?

A California Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You Recover from Your Loss

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of the hardest things that anyone can ever confront. It is even harder when that death resulted from someone else’s negligence.

When an accident leads to someone’s death, very rarely is the family prepared for the economic consequences on top of emotional upheaval.

From the loss of support to the cost of a proper funeral, there is a heavy financial burden in the wake of the loss of a loved one.

When another person’s wrongful conduct causes the death of a spouse or other family member, then you may be able to recover compensation for the harms and losses that you suffer because of it.

If you have questions about the loss of someone close to you, contact a wrongful death lawyer in California as soon as possible.

The wrongful death attorneys at Wells Call, handle cases on behalf of families who lost loved ones in a wide variety of circumstances, varying from medical malpractice to auto accidents.

We understand that each case is unique and requires extreme care.

If you choose to handle a wrongful death case on your own, then you could be at risk of losing resources and the ability to recover from what compensation that you deserve.

How Can I Recover Financially After a Wrongful Death in California?

Wrongful death occurs when a life is lost due to the negligent and preventable actions of another person. These cases are different than personal injury cases.

Usually, personal injury cases result in a claim against the responsible party for an individual’s losses.

In a wrongful death claim, the survivors seek recovery for damages on behalf of themselves and the victim.

A wrongful death case presents unique challenges. Our law firm has the experience to help you know that the wrongdoer will face the consequences.

We can bring you a sense of closure through helping your family seek the financial compensation you deserve.

Your family may be left with thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of hospital bills, funeral expenses, and other debts.

If the deceased was the primary provider, then you may struggle without the funds he or she would have earned.

Furthermore, time is of the essence. Waiting too long may affect your recovery due to the statute of limitation laws.

Our law firm will pursue maximum compensation to cover all these expenses and lost wages. We will also seek compensation for your loss of companionship and other damages.

Through our respected and professional help and because of our command of the state’s laws and regulations, we can help you maximize your recovery.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

Wrongful death claims can help families handle a variety of accident-related expenses and losses.

Some of these damages include loss of future income, funeral expenses, medical bills, emotional distress, and more.

However, to draft a wrongful death claim, you must be an eligible party. While relatives are usually able to bring a lawsuit, there are complicated rules and priorities set by law.

California law has a hierarchy for the eligibility of relatives who may sue for the wrongful death of a loved one. Parties who may file a wrongful death claim in California include:

Surviving Spouse and Children. If you lost a spouse, then you have the right to file a wrongful death suit.

If you have children, then recovery compensation and awarded damages are divided among the spouse and children. This includes biological or adopted children.

Domestic Partner. Depending on circumstances, domestic partners may sue for wrongful death.

Financially Dependent Stepchildren and Parents. If your loved one has stepchildren that depend on them, then they are next in line for recovery. Financially dependent parents are also eligible to receive compensation from damage claims.

No matter what your relationship with the victim might have been, it is important that you talk to a wrongful death attorney in California to learn about your legal rights and options to pursue a claim.

Even if you aren’t sure you have a valid cause of action to file a lawsuit or pursue an insurance claim, talking to an experienced attorney can give you the answers you need and help put your mind at ease.

How Our California Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help

If the negligent or wrongful actions of another party cost a loved one their life, you need someone on your side. You need a professional to fight for your rights and to help you get the resources you need.

When you trust the wrongful death lawyers of Wells Call to help you get justice, we put our depth of knowledge and experience to work for you.

We have a vast network of resources that allows us to investigate the circumstances of your case and gather the evidence we need to build a persuasive case.

We successfully negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company for the vast majority of our clients.

This helps avoid the time-consuming and often unpredictable process of filing a lawsuit and arguing the case at trial.

An insurance settlement gets you the funds you need as quickly—and with as little pain as possible—so you can begin rebuilding your life.

However, if we do need to file a civil suit, rest assured that we won’t hesitate to take on the insurance company in court.

We understand this complex area of the law, and our experienced litigators help level the playing field between your family and the large, corporate insurance companies.

Caring and Compassionate Professionals

From beginning to end, the Wells Call legal team is here for you.  If you have questions or just need to talk to one of our caring legal team members, we are never more than a phone call or email away.

We are dedicated to one-on-one service and highly personalized legal strategies.

This helps us get you every dollar you deserve in the shortest possible time frame.

We provide a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation at your initial consultation with us.

We will explain your options and help you make the best possible decision for you and your family. And we never charge any legal fees unless we resolve your case.

Since 1984, the California personal injury attorneys of Wells Call have been fighting to get justice for our clients.

If you take a look at our track record and client testimonials, you will see just how committed we are to helping our clients recover the compensation they deserve.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in California

Although any type of personal injury accident can be fatal, these are some of the most common types of accidents that lead to wrongful death in California and the western United States.

This list only addresses a few ways that injury accident victims can lose their lives.

No matter what caused your loved one’s death, contact Wells Call today to learn how we can help you pursue a California wrongful death claim.

Determining the Value of Your California Wrongful Death Claim

If you’re considering legal action because you lost someone, you might wonder about the potential value of your claim.

Because every situation is unique, we cannot accurately identify an average California wrongful death claim value.

However, after examining your case we can explain the types of damages you may be able to recover.

Depending on the details, you could be entitled to compensation for some or all of the following:

  • Funeral expenses;
  • Interment costs;
  • Emotional trauma;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Loss of income and benefits;
  • Loss of household support;
  • Loss of financial support;
  • Loss of companionship and consortium;
  • Loss of inheritance; and
  • Loss of guidance and comfort.

As you speak with California wrongful death lawyers, be sure to ask about other potential damages to which you might be entitled.

This could include medical expenses incurred as a result of the victim’s accident, prior to their passing. You might also have a claim for lost accumulation of value for the victim’s estate.

Contact California Wrongful Death Attorneys for a Free Consultation Today

You have experienced enough traumas; do not let the legal process of recovering from your losses be another one.

At Wells Call, we are experienced in handling wrongful death cases, and we can help you recover from the person or company who caused the death.

Holding the at-fault party accountable for their negligence or wrongful acts can help others as well.

It sends a powerful message to the wrongdoer, which hopefully prevents others from enduring the pain you have suffered.

You do not have to face this situation alone. Our California wrongful death attorneys in California can help.

So before you talk to the insurance company about potential settlement offers, contact Wells Call to schedule your free consultation.

We have multiple California office locations, including Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, Napa, Richmond, and Woodland. Our attorneys can accommodate you via phone, video conference, or at one of our offices.

Additionally, our lawyers can help you in both English and Spanish. Call or contact us now to speak directly to a knowledgeable and compassionate wrongful death attorney in California.

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And 40 Years in Practice The case results listed are actual settlement and verdict results from cases recently handled by us. Because the facts and circumstances of every case are different, the results of other cases are not a guarantee of similar results in other cases. The results below do not include all cases, but they include a sample of different types of cases and show how much those results can vary.

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How Can I Recover Financially After a Wrongful Death in California?

Wrongful death occurs when a life is lost due to the negligent and preventable actions of another person. These cases are different than personal injury cases. Usually, personal injury cases result in a claim against the responsible party for an individual’s losses. In a wrongful death claim, the survivors seek recovery for damages on behalf of themselves and the victim. A wrongful death case presents unique challenges. Our law firm has the experience to help you know that the wrongdoer will face the consequences. We can bring you a sense of closure through helping your family seek the financial compensation you deserve.

Your family may be left with thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of hospital bills, funeral expenses, and other debts. If the deceased was the primary provider, then you may struggle without the funds he or she would have earned. Furthermore, time is of the essence. Waiting too long may affect your recovery due to the statute of limitation laws. Our law firm will pursue maximum compensation to cover all these expenses and lost wages. We will also seek compensation for your loss of companionship and other damages. Through our respected and professional help and because of our command of the state’s laws and regulations, we can help you maximize your recovery.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

Wrongful death claims can help families handle a variety of accident-related expenses and losses. Some of these damages include loss of future income, funeral expenses, medical bills, emotional distress, and more. However, to draft a wrongful death claim, you must be an eligible party. While relatives are usually able to bring a lawsuit, there are complicated rules and priorities set by law. California law has a hierarchy for the eligibility of relatives who may sue for the wrongful death of a loved one. Parties who may file a wrongful death claim in California include:

  • Surviving Spouse and Children. If you lost a spouse, then you have the right to file a wrongful death suit. If you have children, then recovery compensation and awarded damages are divided among the spouse and children. This includes biological or adopted children.
  • Domestic Partner. Depending on circumstances, domestic partners may sue for wrongful death.
  • Financially Dependent Stepchildren and Parents. If your loved one has stepchildren that depend on them, then they are next in line for recovery. Financially dependent parents are also eligible to receive compensation from damage claims.

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Contact California Wrongful Death Attorneys for a Free Consult Today

You have experienced enough traumas; do not let the legal process of recovering from your losses be another one. At Wells Call Injury Lawyers, we are experienced in handling wrongful death cases, and we can help you recover from the person or company who caused the death. By holding these people and companies accountable, we make sure that these people do not injure or kill others.

Our California wrongful death lawyers can help. If your family member has been killed by the wrongful conduct of another person or company, contact us today for a free consultation.