Sunnyvale Wrongful Death Lawyers
Wrongful Death Information
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things a person ever has
to deal with in life. Family members and survivors trying to move on is
inevitably extremely challenging as feelings of loss and grief predominate.
Dealing with the legal consequences of a wrongful death may seem unimportant
or even trite but the negligent parties responsible for the loss should
not be permitted to escape legal accountability. Those who have lost a
loved one are legally entitled to seek compensatory damages on behalf
of the deceased in a court of law.
wrongful death lawsuit attempts to provide surviving family members with monetary relief as they
deal with the emotional and financial consequences of a tragic loss. Damages
compensate for both expenses stemming from the wrongful death (i.e. funeral
expenses and loss of financial contribution) and for emotional or mental
injury in the form of loss of companionship and consortium and emotional
stress. In addition, a wrongful death action allows survivors to recoup
financial losses in the form of wage loss and past medical bills.
A wrongful death lawsuit may be brought by certain survivors of the decedent.
Generally speaking, any "loved one" may file suit, including
spouses, children, step-children, financial dependents, and parents. Multiple
parties may qualify to bring a lawsuit and the claims asserted and compensation
can vary depending on who the plaintiffs are. For example, if a father
is killed in a car crash, both his children and wife may have claims.
Moreover, the type and amount of compensation could differ depending on
the age of the children and other particular details of the case. To ensure
the best possible arguments and strategies are implemented in a wrongful
death action, you should retain the services of our experienced wrongful
death law firm. We will explore all possible claims and carefully investigate
the circumstances of your case so that the compensation received is sufficient
given the circumstances of your loss.
If you've recently lost a loved one, please don't forget that you
have rights to fair compensation under California law and that there is
assistance available to you as you cope with a difficult time. Compensation
is never a replacement for the loss of life but it can relieve the financial
burden and stress that accompany most wrongful deaths. For more information
about wrongful death claims, please don't hesitate to contact Caputo
& Van Der Walde LLP. Our experienced
personal injury attorneys offer free and confidential consultations, and will fight to make sure
your rights, and the rights of your lost loved one, are properly represented
in a court of law. Please call (800) 900-0863 today to speak with one
of our skilled wrongful death attorneys.