Wrongful Death Attorney in Sacramento
Seeking Justice for Grieving Families
Have you lost a loved one due to another's negligence? At Carichoff Law Group, we understand that this is a heartbreaking time for your family. When the death was caused by the intentional or negligent acts of another, surviving family members may file a claim under California Civil Code. Our Sacramento wrongful death lawyer helps families recover compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Wrongful Death in California
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that is brought by the family of the deceased against the person or entity who caused the person’s death. The law requires that wrongful death claims be filed within two years of the date of death. Otherwise, the family will be unable to file a claim.
Relatives who may file a claim on behalf of the deceased include:
- A surviving spouse
- A domestic partner
- The deceased’s children
- Stepchildren, parents, and putative spouses, when they were financially dependent on the deceased
The damages that may be awarded and specific amounts depend on the facts of each case. You may be compensated for the losses associated with the death and the personal losses suffered by the surviving loved ones. These may include medical expenses for care prior to the death, funeral expenses, lost income and future earning potential, the value of household services, anticipated financial support, as well as loss of attention, affection, and guidance.
Aggressive, Compassionate Legal Representation
Each case and family situation is unique. For this reason, it is best to speak with our Sacramento wrongful death attorney in person to get legal advice that is specific to your situation. We begin by assessing your situation during your consultation. From there, we work with you to determine the best way to proceed and prepare your case to tell the story of your family and your loved one.
Contact our firm by telephone at (916) 471-6098 to schedule a time to speak with our attorney.