Stockton Wrongful Death Attorneys
Lawsuits After Losing a Loved One to Negligence
It is terrible to lose a loved one to someone else’s negligence. While you are grieving and focusing on staying close with your family in such a difficult time, Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC in Stockton would like to offer our legal services to help you pursue justice and a sense of closure. You might be eligible to receive compensation for your loved one’s death and related damages. Our legal professionals are here to help you explore those options without putting more stress or frustrations on your shoulders.
Wrongful Death Compensation
No amount of money will make you feel like the tragedy has been undone. But financial compensation can help you feel comfortable in the future because you won’t also be worried about your bills and bank accounts. We think it is well worth discovering what damages might be available to you, which we can discuss during your initial consultation if it seems you have a valid case.
In a wrongful death claim, damages owed to the claimant usually include:
- Income the deceased would have earned in life
- Costs associated with the deceased’s final injury or illness
- Miscellaneous benefits that would have been given to the deceased
- Emotional anguish suffered by family members
- Physical pain suffered by the deceased
- Loss of companionship and parentage
- Value of daily services the deceased offered, like household upkeep
How many of these damages do you think would apply to your case? We can discuss them in detail with you, so you don’t feel like you are leaving anything unclaimed. When you get a fair amount of compensation, either through a settlement or an award, you will have a better chance of feeling like you reached some form of closure.
Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Not everyone who knew the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. Only certain people are afforded that right under California’s laws. Talk to our Stockton wrongful death attorneys today, and we can help you understand if you have the option to make a claim or lawsuit.
People who can file a wrongful death claim can include:
- Spouse or domestic partner
If there is no spouse or child to file a claim, then the right to file can pass to anyone who would benefit from the deceased’s estate. For example, a parent or sibling who inherits a benefit from the estate could talk to an attorney about filing a claim. The court can also appoint someone to be an estate representative if there is none, and that person also gets the ability to pursue legal action through a wrongful death claim.
Statute of Limitations on California Wrongful Death Cases
From the day the deceased passes away, a two-year statute of limitations begins. While the statute stands, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the liable party, like a driver who caused a fatal car accident. If the statute expires, then no claim can be filed, and the ability to recover any compensation will be lost.
The grieving process can make it simple to lose track of the time. Months can go by, and you might not fully realize it. We ask that you reach out to our law firm as soon as possible, so you do not risk losing the chance to get compensation and seek justice because of an expired statute of limitations. Again, you only have two years to take legal action.
Ready to Help Whenever You Need Us
Our Stockton wrongful death attorneys of Rancaño & Rancaño, APLC can provide legal counsel and genuine moral support. When you have lost a loved one, you are already carrying so much weight on your shoulders. You don’t have to add a legal contest, too. Let us carry your case for you, and we will do all we can to secure the most compensation and honor your loved one’s memory.
When you are ready, call (209) 255-6849 to talk to our team.
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