In California, Wrongful Death Claims arise out of law. California Code of Civil Procedure §377.60
Claims may be asserted by
1) a spouse or a parent for the death of an adult;
2) a parent for the death of a minor child, or;
3) a child for the death of a parent.
Damages for Wrongful Death Actions/Claims/Suits
The damages claimed in these certain actions fall into two categories called economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages may include:
the financial support that the decedent would have contributed to the family during either the life expectancy that the decendent had before their death or the life expectancy of the Plaintiff(s), which ever is shorter;
the loss of gifts or benefits that the Plaintff would have expected to receive from the decedent;
funeral and burial expenses, and;
the reasonable value of household services that the decedent would have provided.
Non-Economic Damages may include:
the loss of decendent’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support;
the loss of enjoyment of sexual relations, and;
the loss of decedent’s training and guidance.
Wrongful Death claims, just like general personal injury suits, arise due to:
Vehicle and Automobile accidents;
Medical Malpractice, and;
General Negligence on behalf of others, their/its employees, and/or animals.
The process of filing a Wrongful Death suit is traditionally emotional and difficult to cope with. That emotion is not lost on our Attorney. It is difficult to cope with such devastating losses but know that you and your family can depend on him as he pursues justice, and just compensation for you and your family. That is what our lawyers are committed to.