Helping Families Recover after a Tragic and Unexpected Loss
When someone does not survive their injuries, they are not able to file a legal claim to seek compensation for their losses. However, California law recognizes that surviving family members can experience devastating losses as a result of the sudden death of a close loved one. For this reason, the law provides the right to specific family members to file a claim for wrongful death.
Wrongful death claims can be complicated, and the last thing you need is to deal with the challenging insurance or legal process. Let our wrongful death lawyers in Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties handle your claim while you focus on your emotional recovery. Find out how Ratner Molineaux, LLP, can protect your rights today.
Wrongful Death Claims in California
Every state has its own laws and requirements for wrongful death claims. In California, wrongful death is a fatality from another party’s negligence or intentionally wrongful act. Some causes of wrongful death include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Dog attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
This is not at all an exhaustive list, and it is worth consulting with an attorney no matter what type of incident caused the death of your loved one.
Spouses and children are generally the parties who can seek damages in a wrongful death case. If there is no spouse or children, other descendants can file a claim, such as parents or siblings of the deceased.
Speak with Our Compassionate Wrongful Death Lawyers in Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties
If you suffered a tragic loss in the family, learn about your legal options from a wrongful death attorney. The law firm of Ratner Molineaux, LLP, represents the rights of grieving families, so please contact a wrongful death attorney for a free consultation.