Losing a loved one is never easy, but this situation becomes more complex and confounding when the death is the result of another person’s negligence. If this situation applies to you as a family member, you may have rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In the wake of coping with severe grief and attempting to figure out your next steps, it is common to feel a broad range of emotions. You need someone who can help look out for your best interests during this time. Contact our experienced San Diego wrongful death attorneys today. We will fight for you!
If an individual is killed due to another person’s negligent or reckless actions, beneficiaries and heirs may be entitled to recover compensation on that person’s behalf. As dedicated attorneys who have helped numerous family members in this position, we understand that there’s no way to undo this painful event. However, we give you our commitment that we will work hard for your best interests as your attorneys. We believe that no one should have to go through the experience of saying goodbye to a loved one because of someone else’s reckless behavior. Unfortunately, these incidents can and do happen. They can have significant ramifications for family members who are now left to cope without someone they loved.
Since there are numerous kinds of accidents that can lead to a San Diego wrongful death claim, the statute of limitations, or the time period in which you can bring a claim, will depend on the facts of your case. While general personal injury cases fall under the umbrella of a two-year statute, but medical malpractice cases or claims against government entities must be filed more quickly. As a result of this, you may need to consult with an experienced attorney immediately in order to understand your rights more fully.
A wrongful death can impact your whole family and the grief can be devastating. Being able to hold someone accountable for their reckless or careless behavior can help improve your own financial future and helps to deter future negligent acts.
A Wrongful Death Claim Relies on Four Critical Factors:
Coping with the aftermath of someone you love is never easy, which is why you need a legal team you can count on. Someone advocating for your interests and working to hold the relevant parties responsible can help you determine the most appropriate course of action. You already have enough things to worry about as you struggle to work through the feelings of loss associated with a loved one’s death. During this critical time, it’s essential that you find a wrongful death attorney you can trust.
Certain family members have priority to file a legal claim after a loved one was killed due to negligence. If none of these family members are available, the eligibility to file will pass to secondary family members.
There are two primary types of damages awarded in a wrongful death case: non-economic and economic. Non-economic damages refer to the loss of the departed person’s affection, comfort, care, companionship, or moral support. Economic damages refer to compensation awarded to represent the loss of financial support from the loved one’s death. For example, a spouse may be eligible to recover the amount of support that he or she would have likely received from the deceased spouse until the end of that person’s normal life expectancy.
Each case is unique and this is why you need San Diego wrongful death attorneys who care about getting to know you and your family. During these challenging times, having an advocate to guide you through the process is strongly recommended. It can also be helpful for allowing you to move through the grief process. No one should ever have to bury a loved one as a result of reckless behavior of another, but if you find yourself in this situation, you need a lawyer you can count on. If you've lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, contact the San Diego wrongful death attorneys at The May Firm today. We offer free consultations and are here for you.
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At The May Firm, we're experienced with all areas of personal injury law. When you approach our firm, you'll quickly notice a refreshing difference. At our accident law firm, you're not just another case. You'll be treated with the same level of care and compassion that we'd show for our own family.
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