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If you are facing the loss of a loved one as the result of an accident caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to speak with with an attorney to understand your legal options. In circumstances where death is caused by negligence or carelessness of a reckless party, the family members can face frustration and anxiety.
We can help you, as the family of the victim, deal with the legal aspects of this circumstance. Whether the death was caused by a criminal act or from an accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. With more than 25 years of experience, our San Jose wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri can help.
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What is California's Wrongful Death Law?
Certain eligible family members of a decedent have the right to file a lawsuit in a civil court to seek damages for pain, suffering, and loss of income. We understand the California wrongful death laws and can help you fully understand how California's Code of Civil Procedure §§377.60 - 377.62 can impact your case and benefit your family's present circumstance.
Wrongful death claims can be brought against the at-fault party by a personal representative or by any of the following eligible family members of the decedent, including:
- Surviving spouse
- Domestic partner
- Legal guardian of deceased child
- The following parties who were dependent on the decedent: putative spouse, children of the putative spouse, stepchildren, or parents
One of the primary goals of a wrongful death lawsuit is to recover damages so that the surviving family members can obtain full and fair compensation for the damages they incurred. While compensation will always vary from case to case, courts will generally award surviving relatives compensation in the form of economic damages, noneconomic damages, and – in some cases – punitive damages.
Economic damages cover any expenses incurred as the direct result of a victim's death. These damages may include:
- Costs of medical treatment prior to decedent's death
- Costs of any psychological treatment or therapy
- Funeral costs
- Loss of financial support
Families may also be eligible to obtain compensation for their emotional injuries and loss of companionship. In cases where liable parties cause death as the result of gross negligence or intentional misconduct, courts may also award victims punitive damages to further punish wrongdoers and to provide additional compensation.
Understanding the Compensation You May Be Entitled To
When a loved one's life is tragically taken due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another, it can leave you and your family devastated. In addition to the emotional pain, you may also face financial burdens such as medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of income.
At The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri, our San Jose wrongful death attorney is dedicated to helping you seek justice for your loved one and obtain the compensation you may be entitled to. We understand that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but it can help alleviate some of the financial stress during this difficult time.
Compensation in a wrongful death case may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills related to the final injury or illness
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship and emotional support
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, if the responsible party's actions were particularly egregious
Our compassionate and experienced team will guide you through the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected and fighting for the maximum compensation possible. We understand the complexities of California's wrongful death law and will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf.
Don't navigate this challenging time alone. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation and let us provide the compassionate support and experienced representation you need to seek justice for your loved one.
Compassionate Support, Experienced Representation
Financial and emotional stress can be relieved by obtaining a caring and dedicated San Jose wrongful death attorney from our firm. We want to help you develop closure in any way possible and we are confident in our resources, abilities, and commitment to secure justice and fair compensation on your behalf. It is important to note that wrongful death claims do have time limits - a statute of limitations - before which you must file your claim. You can learn more about time limitations for San Jose wrongful death claims in our blog section.
A Few Words from Our Clients
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