Riverside Wrongful Death Attorney

No amount of money could ever compensate you for the loss of a loved one who died through the negligence or wrongdoing of another. A wrongful death claim is a way to seek justice for your loved one and damages for your family’s future. If someone’s negligent or intentional act caused your loved one’s death, contact Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA today. We can represent you and your family in a California wrongful death claim.

Why Choose Us?

  • Personal injury is our sole area of practice and we have extensive knowledge of the law. Our firm is dedicated to helping injured people.
  • We are seasoned litigators and effective advocates who have never lost a litigated case.
  • We are compassionate and care for our clients. When we represent you in a wrongful death claim, we will treat you like family and give you our commitment to fight for justice for your deceased loved one and the compensation your family deserves.

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a legal term denoting a civil action in which survivors of a deceased person seek damages against a party for causing that person’s death. A wrongful death claim arises when someone dies as a result of the negligence or wrongful act of another person or entity. It is a civil lawsuit for money damages, which the court orders the defendant to pay if the lawsuit is successful.

What Are the Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim?

The following elements must be proven to succeed with a wrongful death claim in California:

  • The death of a human being occurred;
  • Death was caused by another’s negligence, or with intent to do harm; and
  • Surviving family members of the deceased have suffered financial losses as a result of the death.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

Pursuant to the California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 et seq., a wrongful death claim may be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate on behalf of or by any of the following survivors:

  • Surviving spouse of the deceased
  • Domestic partner of the deceased
  • Surviving children of the deceased
  • Surviving issue of deceased children of the deceased
  • If the deceased left no surviving issue, anyone who would be entitled to the property of the deceased by intestate succession (which may include surviving parents or siblings of the deceased)

Provided they can show they were financially dependent on the deceased, the following may also bring a wrongful death claim:

  • Putative spouse of the deceased
  • Children of the putative spouse of the deceased
  • Stepchildren of the deceased
  • Parents of the deceased

What Damages Can You Claim for Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death damages are classified as to whether they are compensating the estate of the deceased for losses associated with the death, or compensating surviving family members for personal losses they have suffered because of the death.

Damages Attributed to the Estate

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses related to the final illness or injury of the deceased
  • Lost income, including income the deceased person reasonably would have been expected to earn in the future if he or she had lived.

Damages Attributed to Surviving Family Members

  • Value of household services that would have been provided by the deceased
  • Loss of anticipated financial support
  • Loss of love, affection, attention, community, guidance, and moral support

The Impact of Wrongful Death on a Family

The death of a loved one can be an extremely difficult event both emotionally and financially for an entire family. Often the decedentʼs family must take care of medical and funeral expenses while at the same time dealing with tremendous grief and the emotional welfare of the surviving family members. Such a traumatic event can be even more difficult to deal with when the death was caused by another personʼs negligence. When this happens you need the expertise of an Inland Empire wrongful death attorney.

Your family deserves to be taken care of after the death of a loved one and you may be entitled to monetary compensation to help pay for medical and funeral bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Our Inland Empire Law Offices specialize in wrongful death accidents occurring on the job, in a hospital or nursing home, at a place of residence, while driving, and even during everyday activities which unexpectedly lead to an untimely death. If your loved oneʼs death was caused by the actions of another person, even if that person had no intention of killing the victim, you need a lawyer to explain your familyʼs rights.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Our Riverside/San Bernardino wrongful death lawyer specializes in deaths resulting from:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances
  • Criminal behavior or violence
  • Defective drugs or medications
  • Death during a supervised activity (such as in nursing homes and hospitals)

Seeking Compensation for Your Family after a Wrongful Death

The death of a family member can have a severe impact on the financial capabilities of the rest of the family members. Medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, or a loss of support can cause your family to bear an overwhelming financial burden.

Our Riverside wrongful death attorney serves Riverside and San Bernardino with 14 years of experience and will provide you with passionate, quality legal representation. Let us put our experience to work for you and your family. Our Inland Empire wrongful death attorney can work to get your family monetary compensation to help pay your bills and ease your pain and suffering.

Contact Our Riverside Wrongful Death Lawyers Today

Contact our law firm now, there is no charge for your consultation, and we will listen to your case. We will keep you informed of significant developments and provide legal services promptly and professionally. You and your loved ones deserve to have your rights protected by a professional. Hanson & Mouri Riverside personal injury attorneys can work to make your family whole again.

Our law office serves Riverside, Corona, Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, & Calimesa.

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