The death of a person can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the family and beneficiaries they leave behind. Apart from the emotional aspects of mourning the loss of the deceased, beneficiaries have other practical concerns they must deal with after the death of their loved one. If the deceased was the breadwinner in the household, their beneficiaries are now left without a source of income crucial to the sustenance of the family. If the deceased had young children, those children are denied the love and affection they would have received from that parent. When a person dies because of the negligent or wrongful actions of another person or entity, their beneficiaries may be entitled to compensation for the death of their loved one. If you have lost a family member because of the negligent actions of another person, the wrongful death attorneys at Hanson & Mouri can help you understand your legal options.
If you are looking for a San Bernardino wrongful death attorney, call Hanson & Mouri today at (951) 419-3199 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled wrongful death attorneys.
A wrongful death is the death of a person caused by the wrongful or negligent actions of another person. In such cases, the beneficiaries of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased, seeking compensation from the negligent party. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action to provide monetary compensation to the beneficiaries of the deceased. Unlike a criminal action which is instituted by the state with the aim of punishing the negligent party, a wrongful death lawsuit aims to provide monetary compensation for the loss of the deceased.
In California, the following persons can make a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased:
In California, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of death of the deceased. If you think that your loved one’s death may be the result of the wrongful or negligent actions of another person, you should contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. A successful claim requires time and resources to prove all the elements of the claim. A wrongful death attorney can take the legal burden off you so that you can focus on the emotional consequences of your loss.
A successful wrongful death claim can include compensation for economic losses including loss of expected financial support from the deceased, funeral and burial services, and reasonable value of household services the deceased would have provided in their lifetime. The claim may also include compensation for non-economic losses such as the loss of the deceased’s love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, and moral support, and loss of the deceased’s training and guidance. Your wrongful death attorney will assess your case and determine what losses you can claim and the evidence required to prove the claim.
If you have lost a loved one because of the wrongful or negligent actions of another person, contact Hanson & Mouri today at (951) 419-3199 to schedule a free consultation. When you call, you will speak with one of our San Bernardino accident attorneys who will assess your case and honestly discuss your legal options.