The unexpected death of a family member or friend is devastating, and when that loss is caused by someone else’s carelessness, the death may be even more agonizing.
When the death of a loved one is due to another person’s fault, the victim’s survivors may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible to recover damages. Bay Area Legal Group can represent survivors in wrongful death lawsuits and recover damages on their behalf. Contact 415-650-1296.
Ultimately, a jury or judge must decide how much money will reasonably compensate a survivor for the victim’s death. The damages fall into two categories: economic damages and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages include: 1) the financial support that the victim would have contributed to the family; 2) The loss of gifts or benefit that survivor would have expected to receive from the victim; 3) Funeral and burial expenses; and 4) the reasonable value of household services that the victim would have provided
Noneconomic damages include: the loss of victim’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support.
No fixed standard exists for deciding the amount of noneconomic damages. Ultimately a jury or judge will use their judgment to decide a reasonable amount based on the evidence and common sense.
Establishing Wrongful Death Claims
To prove a wrongful death claim, a plaintiff must prove: 1) That a loved one died; 2) That the death was caused by another person’s negligence or that the other person had intent to cause harm; and 3) That you or other family members have suffered financially as a result of the death
Who Can Seek A Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed by a victim’s survivor. The survivor includes immediate family members (including children, spouses, and parents of the deceased), putative spouses, financial dependents, and in some cases, distant family members.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Bay Area Legal Group can handle any wrongful death matter where a victim is injured due to another’s fault. This includes:
Where Bay Area Legal Practices
We can represent victims throughout the San Francisco Bay Area:
- San Francisco Wrongful Death Lawyer
- Oakland Wrongful Death Lawyer
- Santa Rosa Wrongful Death Lawyer
- Daly City Wrongful Death Lawyer
- Berkeley Wrongful Death Lawyer
- Fremont Wrongful Death Lawyer
- San Jose Wrongful Death Lawyer
- Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer
Call Bay Area Legal Group for your legal consultation. 415-650-1296.