What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that can be filed after someone’s unexpected death due to the wrongful act of another. If someone dies in a car accident where the other driver was at fault, a wrongful death claim can be filed against the other driver and their car insurance company. Wrongful death claims are meant to compensate the closest family of the individual who unexpectedly died. If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful act of another, then you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Family members of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim, including surviving spouses, domestic partners, children, and grandchildren. In wrongful death claims, the damages that can be recovered include compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, loss of support, and the lost future income the deceased would have earned. Both economic and non-economic damages are available in wrongful death claims. Punitive damages are only available in wrongful death cases if the defendant was convicted of felony homicide. There is a two-year statute of limitations in California to file a wrongful death claim.
How An Attorney Can Help
When people suffer the unexpected and tragic loss of a loved one, it can leave entire families looking for answers. If the deceased supported their entire family financially, then the family can be left without income and financial support in addition to the mounting expenses that can accumulate when someone dies unexpectedly. An experienced attorney understands this uncertainty and can help you recover all of the compensation you are entitled to. An attorney can help you appropriately prepare your case so you don’t leave money on the table.
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If you have lost a loved one in an accident, then it is important that you speak to an experienced attorney right away. Protect your rights immediately! Don’t Delay-Call SMITH Today 866-77-SMITH or contact us online.