In California, the family, loved ones, or the representative of the deceased can file a claim against the negligent party responsible for the fatality. Typically these above duties are delegated to a law firm or solo practitioner with experience in these types of cases.
An Insurance or Court Claim Attempts to Recover Losses
This claim attempts to recover losses that happened as a result of the death to prevent the family and surviving loved ones from being unnecessarily burdened by the financial and other losses resulting from the wrongful death such as funeral bills, and financial support.
Losses Lawyers Help Death Victims With
There are some losses that are obviously monetary and should be repaid to the surviving family or loved ones in recovering money damages for a wrongful death, including but not limited to:
- Medical testing and treatment costs.
- Costs of the funeral and burial.
- Loss of wages that would have been provided by the deceased.
- Loss of an expected inheritance that would have arrived via the deceased.
Compensation for their losses which do not have an obvious monetary value but can be given one should also be provided to the family, including but not limited to:
- Loss of moral support, companionship, or love.
- Loss of a parental figure.
- Loss of a protector or person upon which the survivor was dependent.
A good attorney should and will understand that while monetary losses are obvious, all losses should be considered and recovered for the victim’s surviving family and loved ones.
An Experienced Advocate is Only As Far as a Free Phone Call
If you or your loved one has experienced the recent loss of a loved one to a tragic death due to another’s negligence, contacting a wrongful death attorney at Ehline Law Firm PC can help you begin the process of recovery and protection of the remaining survivors from possible unfair and unnecessary financial burdens. Free Call 888.400.9721.