Dealing with the death or loss of a loved one can be devastating – no more so then when that loss is caused by the negligent or wrongful act of someone else or a corporation.
If have lost a loved one due to the fault of another, contact us (415) 293-8231, we can help.
And unfortunately, as a San Francisco Wrongful Death Lawyer, I witness these emotions and the uncertain future a family has when a loved one is taken away.
If a loved one dies due to the wrongful or negligent act of another, the law establishes a separate statutory cause of action in favor of specified heirs. Under a wrongful death cause of action, the specified heirs are entitled to recover damages on their own behalf for the loss that they have sustained by reason of the victim’s death.
Wrongful death actions can arise from automobile accidents, workplace injuries, defective products, slip and falls or trip and falls, as well as generally unsafe conditions on property.
- Medical expenses paid by the claimant on behalf of the decedent
- Loss of society, enjoyment, and consortium of the decedent
- Loss of potential earnings of the decedent
- Any additional economic loss sustained due to the death of the victim
It may also be possible for the heirs to pursue a separate cause of action for emotional distress. Additionally, the law allows for the victim’s estate to pursue damages through a survival action. These damages descend through the estate and may include medical and other expenses incurred by the victim prior to death.
When someone has lost a loved one and is considering a wrongful death action, they need serious legal representation. I can provide that representation with confidence, commitment, and empathy.
I maintain and manage a blog or website called San Francisco Injury Law Answers. There I answer many of the questions someone may have when they believe that they have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence. Please take a look at it – you may find answers to some of the questions that you have.
And if you have suffered the loss of a family member or loved one because of someone else’s negligence or because of a defective product in the San Francisco area or throughout California, call me at (415) 293-8231. I’ll be happy to help if I can.