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Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer

There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one. The loss is often felt in all areas of the lives of the surviving family members. The emotional impact of this type of loss can feel unbearable, but the financial burden can be extremely difficult, as well. When the negligence of another person has caused the loss, it is important for loved ones to understand that they may be able to file a wrongful death claim. If you wish to pursue compensation after losing a loved one, it is imperative that you speak to a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer for help.

Common Accidents That Result in Wrongful Death

There are a number of incidents that can result in wrongful death. Some of the most common of these seen in Sacramento include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Defective products
  • Slip and fall accidents, and other premises liability accidents
  • Malicious and criminal acts

When any of these accidents or intentional acts causes a wrongful death, it is imperative that loved ones speak to a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento for guidance.

Who Can File for Wrongful Death in Sacramento?

In Sacramento, as throughout the rest of California, only certain people are able to file a wrongful death claim. These individuals include surviving spouses, domestic partners, and children of the deceased. When there are no surviving spouses or children, the deceased’s siblings or parents are also sometimes able to file a claim.

Regardless of who files the claim, they will need strong evidence to prove that the death was the result of another negligent party. A wrongful death attorney in Sacramento can help with this, too, by obtaining police reports, gathering medical documents, and collecting other evidence on behalf of the family members.

Compensation Available in Wrongful Death Claims

There are a number of damages available in a wrongful death claim. Although no one can determine exactly how much compensation anyone can secure without examining the specific facts of a case, there are some common types of compensation that can serve as a guideline. These damages are divided into compensation awarded to the estate, and damages awarded to the family. The estate can claim damages that include:

  • Medical expenses the deceased incurred before death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income the deceased would have earned before death

Damages available for loved ones includes:

  • Loss of income the deceased would have contributed to the household
  • Value of other household contributions
  • Loss of any inheritance the deceased had not yet had a chance to earn
  • Loss of love, companionship, emotional support, and guidance

A wrongful death attorney in Sacramento can help explain what is available to the estate and what is available to surviving family members.

Our California Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help During This Difficult Time

At the Brod Law Firm, our Sacramento wrongful death lawyers know how difficult it is to lose a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly. Although compensation can never bring a loved one back, we can help you secure compensation to recover the financial damages you have lost, and will hold responsible parties liable. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help.

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