If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to another´s wrongdoing, it is vital to choose a law firm that is highly qualified and has successfully litigated many wrongful death cases in the past. To learn more about your legal rights and options, please contact Kuvara Law Firm at 1-800-4-INJURY as soon as possible. This is crucial to protecting your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim.
Surviving family members of people who died from a wrongful death can file claims in order to receive compensation for their losses and suffering. These damages may include punitive fines if the wrongful death was caused intentionally or maliciously.
Compensation for wrongful death often includes monetary compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, anticipated earnings of the deceased (even if the deceased was not working at the time of his or her death), loss of benefits, loss of inheritance, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of care and companionship, and any other losses incurred because of the death.
These statutes limit time between the death and the day the claim is filed. In general, most California wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within one or two years of the death. If the police or another government organization killed the deceased wrongfully, then the statute of limitations is usually much less.
Cases involving wrongful death of children may have extended statutes of limitations. In cases where the proximate cause of death was not discovered until sometime after the death, the statute of limitations may also be extended, especially if there are unique and special circumstances surrounding the death.
It is important to note that even if there is a great deal of available evidence showing that the death was caused by the direct negligence of another, but the statute of limitations has passed, usually the case cannot be tried or even filed in a court of law. These limitations are important to pay attention to in wrongful death cases. Once the time limit passes, no lawsuit or charge may be filed.
Generally speaking, wrongful death claims must be filed by, or in the name of, a surviving spouse, children, or some other dependent or beneficiary
We will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to determine the best way to protect your legal interests. Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY carefully handles each wrongful death query to ensure that your case is handled in the most effective manner. Discuss your story with one of our expert attorneys. Our offices for wrongful death are located in San Jose, San Rafael, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Vallejo, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, San Mateo, Redwood City, and Newark.
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