Losing a loved one from natural causes is very difficult. But losing a loved one because of someone else’s wrongdoing can be devastating. On top of the grief, you may naturally feel intense anger at the at-fault party. Adding to your stress is the burden and uncertainty of a variety of legal issues. You do not need to feel overwhelmed because of someone’s reckless behavior or negligence. While you cannot bring back a lost loved one, the compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can help you manage the economic burdens you now face. With respect and compassion, a California wrongful death attorney from our law firm can help you
In the days following your tragic loss, it is understandable to feel confused and hopeless. However, using creative skills and effective tactics, our law firm can help you hold the responsible party accountable for your loss. At the California law firm of Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett & Clawson, we are here to see justice done. We can empathize with your pain, and we will fight for what is right. You can count on us to hold the negligent party accountable to the fullest extent possible under the law.
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 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.
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 step children that depend on them, then they are next in line for recovery. Financially dependent parents are also eligible to receive compensation from damage claims.
The compensation from a wrongful death claim cannot bring your loved one back, but it can help you prepare for your future. You do not need to be overwhelmed at this stressful time in your life. By hiring an experienced California wrongful death attorney, you can secure your families future.
We have been repeatedly named the “Best Law Firm in Solano County” for more than just our multimillion-dollar results. Our lawyers are caring professionals who spend time getting to know your family’s story. From start to finish, we are there to guide you through the wrongful death process. Learn more about how we can make a difference for you by scheduling a free consultation. Contact Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett & Clawson at 707-426-5300, or send us an email.