In order to qualify as a wrongful death, it must be proven that the deceased lost their life as a result of a wrongful act, neglect, or the fault of another. Wrongful acts are proven with the legal concept of negligence. The majority of accidents are the result of careless, irresponsible, or negligent behavior. Fatal traffic accidents are a leading cause. In 2018 there were 3563 deaths from traffic accidents.
Wrongful death claims seek compensation to help the family recover from the loss of their loved one and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. While every situation is different, the claim you file may be eligible for the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Noneconomic damages (pain & suffering, loss of consortium as examples)
- Punitive Damages
No matter the circumstances of your loved one’s passing, if their death was caused by the actions or inactions of another, filing a personal injury claim for wrongful death, may be the only way to ensure your family has the means to move on.
The Law Offices of Dr. Russell W. Sawyer are prepared to provide you with the representation you need and deserve to receive full and fair compensation.
Contact the Law Offices of Dr. Russell W. Sawyer for a free consultation. We can be reached by email or by phone at (707) 888-1118. We represent clients throughout California.