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Redding Wrongful Death Attorney

Let Us Help You After Losing a Loved One in an Accident

No one should have to go through life without their loved ones. When a family member passes away due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity, it is a tragedy that no family should have to endure. The passing of a loved one is made even more difficult when that death is the result of a fatal accident.

If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, our Redding wrongful death lawyer can help you through this difficult time by providing the legal representation you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at (530) 413-0245 to discuss your case with an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Redding.

What is Considered a Wrongful Death?

The passing of a loved one is tragic, regardless of the circumstances. However, if your loved one died as the result of another person's or entity's negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation. In California, a person can bring a wrongful death claim if the death of a loved one is the direct result of another person or entity's negligence or recklessness.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

In California, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by certain individuals who are closely related to the deceased person. The specific rules and eligibility criteria for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in California are outlined in the California Code of Civil Procedure, specifically in sections 377.60 to 377.62.

The following individuals may file a wrongful death claim in California on behalf of the deceased:

  1. Personal Representative: Typically, the first person who has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California is the personal representative of the deceased person's estate. This is often the executor or administrator of the deceased person's will, or someone appointed by the court if there is no will.
  2. Surviving Spouse or Domestic Partner: If the deceased person had a surviving spouse or domestic partner, they have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
  3. Children: The deceased person's surviving children, whether biological or adopted, also have the right to bring a wrongful death claim.
  4. Other Dependent Family Members: If there are no surviving spouses, domestic partners, or children, other dependent family members such as stepchildren, parents, or even individuals who were financially dependent on the deceased person may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
  5. Putative Spouse and Children: In some cases, even putative spouses (those who had a good faith belief that they were married to the deceased) and their children may have a right to file a wrongful death claim.
  6. Parents: The deceased person's parents may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit if they were financially dependent on their child.

At our firm, we have the experience needed to help you navigate the legal system and stand up to insurance companies. We know how to build strong cases and can help you obtain the compensation you need to move forward.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In a wrongful death lawsuit, you and your family may be able to recover damages for both economic and non-economic losses. Our Redding wrongful death lawyer can help you seek compensation for:

Economic damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Costs of household services

Non-economic damages:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of guidance

How Can a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Redding Help?

If your loved one died due to the wrongful act, neglect, or omission of another person or entity, you and your family may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, our Redding wrongful death lawyer can help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. We can represent you in a wrongful death claim and help you obtain the maximum compensation you are owed.

Call us at (530) 413-0245 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our wrongful death lawyer in Redding.

Why Choose Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley?

  • We Are Experienced

    We have handled almost every type of personal injury case and have recovered millions of dollars.

  • We Are Available 24/7

    We understand that accidents can happen at any time and we're here for you day and night.

  • We Are Committed

    We are focused on providing our clients an exceptional customer service and legal experience.

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