Losing a loved one is always traumatic, but it is especially so when he or she dies suddenly due to the negligent actions of another person or organization. In the midst of dealing with your grief, you must also pay medical and funeral costs and figure out how you are going to get by without that person’s income. Silverthorne Attorneys is empathetic towards your situation and we want to help.
California law gives you two years from the date of your family member’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A San Clemente personal injury lawyer from our law firm is available to explain your options. We understand that financial compensation doesn’t take your grief away, but it can at least remove some of the stress from your life as you adjust to a new normal.
Compensation You May Receive
In most situations, only the spouse, domestic partner, parents, or children of the deceased can file a lawsuit against the party responsible for the death of their family member. California law does allow for exceptions when the person filing the claim was dependent on the deceased for financial support or other unique situations.
The judge and jury consider both monetary and non-monetary damages when considering your lawsuit. Your monetary losses include funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income of the deceased, and medical bills prior to his or her death. You may also receive compensation for loss of companionship and emotional trauma you have suffered due to the sudden death.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Learn More
We know that you are busy and have a lot of added expenses due to the death of your spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Our attorneys make it as easy as possible by meeting you in a convenient location and offering a free initial consultation. Since you don’t pay unless we win your case, it is risk-free to meet with Silverthorne Attorneys. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.