Helping You Obtain Justice After A Tragedy
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can leave you feeling powerless and alone. You aren’t. At Stewart Humpherys & Molin, we want to assist you during your time of need. We realize that taking legal action will not change the tragic events in your past. However, it may help you gain a measure of justice, strengthen your financial safety net and find closure.
Throughout Northern California, our attorneys are known for their compassionate counsel and their dedication to getting the best possible result for their clients. We are committed to using the law for your benefit. We will not let a complex case prevent us from holding the responsible liable for your pain, suffering and financial loss.
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims In California
Are you unsure whether you have a valid claim or have standing to pursue a claim? Read on to learn more.
What actions do wrongful death claims cover?
Plaintiffs, or the people taking action against another party, can file a wrongful death lawsuit for an accident that immediately caused a loved one to die or led to a loved one’s death. These fatal injuries can be caused by a variety of preventable incidents, including:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Incidents on dangerous property
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence or abuse
- Child abuse or negligence
- Faulty or dangerous consumer products or machines
Who can file a claim?
In California, individuals who have legal standing to file a claim include:
- The children of the deceased
- The surviving spouse or partner
- Individuals who can prove that they relied on the deceased to financially provide for them
What type of compensation is available?
Plaintiffs can file a claim for economic loss and noneconomic loss. These losses are known as “damages.”
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s tragedy, you may be entitled to receive damages for:
- Burial and funeral fees
- Medical care related to the fatal accident
- Lost future wages
- Loss of companionship
Although we have helped thousands of Californians with personal injury matters, we never forget how difficult and overwhelming these cases can be. We are here to provide the legal representation you need throughout the legal process, while always recognizing the importance of all providing compassion and understanding.