It is an unfortunate reality that in California each year hundreds of families have to say goodbye to a loved one they lost too soon. Accidents of all kinds take lives each day, with car accidents likely to be the main cause of unexpected deaths in the state. In these types of accidents, there is most likely a party who caused the incident. If so, families in California may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim to hold that party accountable for the loss.
A wrongful death case obviously cannot replace the life lost, but it can attempt to recover financial compensation to lessen the burden on the family members left behind. For example, a wrongful death claim could ask for compensation for funeral expenses, as well as wages that are now lost but would have been earned by the deceased.
The aftermath of an unexpected death is an emotionally turbulent time for family members. In addition to the sorrow they feel at the loss, they will also likely feel anger and a sense of wanting justice. A wrongful death lawsuit can help with these feelings and emotions as well.
At our law firm, we do our best to help families attempting to hold a negligent or reckless party responsible for an accident that took the life of a family member. Wrongful death cases can be part of the effort to restore some sense of normalcy to life for those family members. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help in your case, please visit our website.