Losing a loved one is never easy. When a death happens because of an accident, it is overwhelming. When the accident is from someone else’s negligent actions, it’s devastating. The ache and pain from a wrongful death never goes away.
While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, it can help you recover financially from their death. You may have relied on them to provide for your family, and now you must deal with the emotional upheaval as well as provide for your family alone.
In California, you have the right to file a lawsuit against a negligent party who caused your family member’s the wrongful death. As a surviving spouse, partner, child or estate holder, you can sue for damages against the individual who caused your loved one’s wrongful death.
The attorneys at Kalfayan Merjanian know your pain, and they are there to help you through this difficult time. They understand the law for wrongful death suits and can help you get a settlement award to compensate you for the death of your family member.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Deadlines
In California, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against a negligent party for a wrongful death suit. California’s statute of limitations gives you two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The window of opportunity to file a wrongful death suit is small, so you need to work with an attorney at KM to file your lawsuit on behalf of your loved one as soon as possible. Your KM lawyer will advise you on your legal rights and help get you the compensation your family deserves for its devastating loss. They will ensure you file your wrongful death case within the two-year timeframe and demonstrate the defendant’s negligence in court.
Wrongful Death Settlement Damages
A wrongful death lawsuit can recover a range of damages for your loved one’s death. You are entitled to compensation for these damages as part of your lawsuit. Your attorney at KM will ensure you get the maximum compensation for the wrongful death of your family member and help you to recover the largest settlement possible for your case.
Under California law, you can seek recompense for your losses in a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your loved one for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- All medical expenses
- Past and future lost income
- Loss household services
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of love, attention and affection
- Loss of community
- Loss of moral support
- Loss of guidance
If someone caused an accident that caused your loved one’s life, you have the right in California to file a lawsuit to cover your expenses and losses. The lawyers at KM will help you understand the laws regarding wrongful death and fight to get you a settlement that reflects the losses you suffered. Contact us today at Kalfayan Merjanian for a free initial consultation.