The sudden loss of a loved one is devastating, especially when it is caused by someone’s negligence and could have been avoided. Should you find yourself in this unbearable circumstance, it’s important you speak with a knowledgeable and caring lawyer. Families are put under extreme financial stress with the loss of a loved one.
While no amount of money can replace their loss, Donald Colvin will work tirelessly to give your family the financial stability you deserve.
While we all have many loved one, a wrongful death suit can only be filed by those with certain relationships. Under California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60, the following people may be able to bring a lawsuit:
- A spouse or domestic partner of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents or siblings of the deceased
- Grandparents of the deceased
- Minors who resided in the decedent’s house for 180 days before his/her death and who was financially dependent on the deceased.
When you file a wrongful death claim, you may be eligible for significant damages. Just as vehicular accidents (link back), those damages could help you pay for hospital bills, funeral expenses, and lost wages connected to the deceased’s accident. You also may be eligible for compensation related to your psychological and emotional losses. The amount of these damages you can claim through a wrongful death lawsuit can vary. We know you have many questions surrounding your tragedy. Please contact Donald Colvin, an attorney with experience in handling wrongful death accidents in the Central Valley.