The loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult and emotionally challenging. It is a natural reaction for a close family member to want to know what caused the death of their parent or sibling or whoever it may be. If the death was caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of a person or company, family members may entitled to just compensation.
The lawyers and staff at Moaddel Kremer are understanding and sympathetic to those that have lost family members to unfortunate circumstances. Some examples of wrongful death cases include those caused by motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents, train accidents, explosions, defective products, dangerous equipment, failure to provide appropriate medical treatment, and nursing home abuse or neglect.
It is important to know who can recover for wrongful death accidents, not just any family member is eligible to file a claim on behalf of their loved one. In California, the first level of family members that can recover are the spouse, domestic partner or children of the deceased. Then it is possible that the siblings of the deceased, the deceased’s grandparents, putative spouse, the deceased parents, the deceased stepchildren or minors dependent on the deceased can recover depending on who is alive at the time of the death.
The types of damages that are potentially recoverable for a wrongful death case are different than those in a personal injury case where the plaintiff is still alive. Damages for the estate include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills for the deceased person’s treatment due to the injury event, lost income, including potential income the deceased person would have earned in the future had he or she lived. Damages for the individual family members usually include the value of household services the decedent had performed, loss of financial support and loss of love, affection, moral support and guidance.
The lawyers at Moaddel Kremer will work to resolve your case in a timely manner and try to reach a favorable settlement so the family can focus on healing. If unable to resolve the case by a settlement, we will spend the time and resources needed to prepare for trial. We have the experience and knowledge it takes to present the case so that a jury understands the significance of the loss of your loved one’s life.
We are available to talk to you now. For a free consultation, contact Moaddel Kremer at +1 (844)-662-3335.