You might be one of many California residents who have received a phone call from a police officer, informing you that your loved one was involved in a fatal motor vehicle or construction site accident. There is no way to replace the loss of a loved one. However, if his or her death was caused by another person’s negligence, it’s understandable that you want that person to be held accountable, which is possible by filing a wrongful death claim.
The grieving process following the unexpected death of a loved one is unique for each family member. When a death was preventable, except for another entity’s negligence, it is not uncommon for those who are grieving to also experience frustration and anger. Wrongful death litigation is often highly stressful because of the raw emotions involved, particularly for a plaintiff. To help alleviate stress in the courtroom, you can ask an experienced personal injury law attorney to advocate on your behalf.
What happens in a wrongful death case?
California law allows an immediate family member to file a wrongful death claim when there is evidence to show that a person or group of people acted with negligence, which caused a collision or accident to occur that resulted in a loved one’s death. If you file such a claim, the court expects you to demonstrate several things. For instance, you must convince the judge or jury that the defendant owed a duty to your loved one and failed to fulfill it. You must also present evidence showing how the defendant is liable for your loved one’s death.
At McNally Law Office, in California, you can request courtroom assistance and head to court with confidence, knowing that an attorney who is experienced in wrongful death litigation will speak and act on your behalf as you seek justice in memory of your loved one. Many grieving families use court-awarded compensation to help offset funeral expenses and other financial distress associated with a loved one’s sudden death. To initiate a review of your case, you may request a meeting by using the contact form, located on our website for your convenience.