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Any death is difficult to accept, but when it should have never happened, it can almost feel impossible to move on. Emotions often run high and families typically do not know where to turn for help after a wrongful death. It is in theses trying times that you need an experienced attorney on your side to represent your family’s best wishes.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity, contact our Roseville personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley immediately. We can help you understand how the laws in California apply to your wrongful death case and help you feel comfortable as you embark on what can be a complicated legal process. Let us fight for you and your loved ones.

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What Is a Wrongful Death?

In California, a wrongful death lawsuit can only be filed if it meets all three of the following qualifications:

  1. A person’s death was caused by a third party
  2. The death was the result of the at-fault party’s negligence or harmful intent
  3. There was a financial loss to the decedent’s estate and family as a result of the death

A death caused by someone’s negligence can occur in a number of ways. For example, a driver who is texting and runs a red light, causing a fatal crash, could be held liable for wrongful death. Murder also constitutes as an intentional wrongful death. A few circumstances that may lead to a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Commission of a crime
  • Exposure to occupational hazards or substances
  • Medical malpractice
  • Auto, motorcycle, or truck accident
  • Animal attack
  • Safety hazards

What Types of Compensation Are Available for Wrongful Death?

Damages compensate victims for measurable losses, such as the loss of income that the deceased would have received, and non-measurable damages, such as the loss of companionship. Though money won’t ever compensate you for the loss of your loved one, it can help to cover medical and funeral expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Punitive damages are often a consideration as well, especially when the death results from someone’s malicious intent. The court may award punitive damages as a way to punish the defendant for the action that led to your loved one’s death. While punitive damages can be substantial, you need the advice of a wrongful death lawyer to calculating the type and amount of damages to request.

If you have lost a loved one due to the carelessness of another, contact the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley. We can fully advise you of your right to recover under California law and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your losses.

Call (530) 413-0245 or contact us online to discuss your options.

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