Wrongful Death in Bakersfield, CA
Let Us Help You Recover Compensation for Your Family’s Losses
Losing a loved one because of another person’s negligence is a devastating tragedy. Not only must you grieve the shocking death with the rest of your family, but you must also take care of the funeral and burial expenses and deal with the tangible losses of your loved one’s contributions. What could make the situation even worse is if the responsible party and/or their insurance company deny their liability.
If you have suffered the wrongful death of a family member, our Bakersfield personal injury attorneys at Reed & Garcia Law, P.C. is ready to ensure the negligent party is held accountable for their actions. We understand that all of the money in the world cannot bring your loved one back, we can help you obtain financial security so you and the rest of your family can focus on the grieving process without worrying about financial matters.
The following are the benefits of hiring our firm:
- Years of experience handling personal injury and workers’ compensation cases
- Se habla Español
- A former insurance defense attorney on our legal team
- You don’t pay us anything until we win your case
California Wrongful Death Laws
In a wrongful death case in California, the plaintiff must prove a family member passed away, the death was caused by another party’s negligent or reckless actions, surviving family members suffered financial losses due to the death, and a personal representative of the deceased person’s (a.k.a. decedent) estate has been appointed. The surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children of the decedent may file a wrongful death claim, but also may the decedent’s parents, siblings, and dependents of the decedent if the aforementioned parties do not exist.
Plaintiffs may recover the following types of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses for the care of the deceased individual prior to his/her death
- Loss of income the deceased reasonably would’ve earned if he/she was still alive
- Loss of financial support the deceased person would have contributed to the family
- Loss of gifts or benefits the deceased individual would’ve given to the family
- Loss of the deceased person’s love, care, companionship, protection, and support
- Loss of guidance and training
- Loss of marital relations by a spouse
According to the state’s statute of limitations, the wrongful death claim must be filed—at the latest—two years prior to the date of the incident or six months after death. From determining the amount of compensation to protecting your rights, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side during a wrongful death case.
Let Us Get Started on Your Claim Today
While you deserve time to grieve and collect yourself from this tragic event, you must also take legal action against the at-fault party. Our Bakersfield wrongful death lawyers can investigate the death, gather evidence, and build an effective case strategy to obtain the compensation and justice you and your family deserve.
Contact us and schedule a free consultation for more information today.
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