In this week’s blog, we share the basics you need to know about wrongful death in the state of California.
As we’ve featured on other blogs, personal injuries can often result in permanent damage, or in the worst cases, death. The passing of a loved one is always a harrowing event that can permanently change the lives of their loved ones. When this happens, survivors can file a claim for compensation for the deceased person’s loss due to the intentional or negligent behavior of another person. The law recognizes that no compensation will alleviate the loss of the loved one but attempts to ensure fair benefits for the affected survivors.
Among the most common benefits in these cases are: compensation in the form of economic damages, also known as special damages (for example, support, medical and funeral expenses), and non-economic damages, better known as general damages (for example, loss of love, company, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, moral support, guidance, and training).
In addition to wrongful death, the family of the deceased can sue and recover damages for the pain and suffering that the deceased endured before dying.
It is also possible to generate compensation claims for the death of a child or an older person. Although generally, this type of compensation for damages for both classes of deceased is usually modest.
Among the most challenging cases in the practice of law, wrongful death claims require a high degree of empathy and integrity and are not for an ordinary personal injury attorney. Therefore, it is important that your legal representative knows the laws of the state of California to ensure the success of your case. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Berjis Myers are prepared and qualified to represent you.
Feel free to contact us. We are ready to help you in these difficult times!