Severe Injuries Can Lead To Wrongful Death
California accidents involving negligence happen all the time. In severe cases, these accidents can cause a catastrophic injury that takes the life of an innocent person. This can cause emotional and financial devastation to surviving family members.
This is where the compassionate and tenacious wrongful death attorneys at The Michael Law Firm come in. We fight for the rights of individuals and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and across California who have lost a loved one to a catastrophic injury or accident involving negligence. We will help you hold the perpetrator accountable and recover compensation for your financial and emotional damages.
What Damages Are Available In Wrongful Death Cases?
We understand that there is no amount of money that can bring your loved one back. You may, however, still need to pursue financial compensation for damages such as:
- Loss of financial support
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, and assistance.
- Punitive damages (on a case by case basis)
Lawsuits are also a way to hold the negligent party accountable in the eyes of the law. Lawsuits also send a message to other parties that negligence resulting in wrongful death will be subject to legal action.
Act Quickly: There Is A Statute Of Limitations
California has a strict statute of limitations for wrongful death actions. You must file your claim within two years of your loved one’s death, or sooner if the defendant is a public entity. If you miss this deadline, you may not have the right to recover compensation. The Michael Law Firm can make sure that you meet every deadline and follow every necessary step to recover the maximum compensation available to you.
Schedule A Free Consultation For A Wrongful Death Case
No one should have to lose a loved one to a wrongful death accident. Contact the wrongful death lawyers at The Michael Law Firm today to get the legal help that you need. Reach our office by calling (415) 447-2833 or you can send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation.