Anderson Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Vehicle accidents can have tragic consequences. Across the United States, the National Highway Safety Administration reports over 30,000 fatal car accidents yearly, and around one-tenth of those collisions happen in California. While nobody expects their loved one to be involved in a deadly crash on any given day, it only takes one collision to claim somebody's life. Furthermore, many more people die yearly in accidents related to other causes like dangerous consumer products, chemical exposure, workplace safety violations, medical malpractice, and more.

The impact of losing somebody you care about can be overwhelming, especially after a sudden accident. Knowing that the accident could have been prevented can make it even more challenging to cope with your loss, and many feel unsure of what they can do. As an Anderson wrongful death lawyer, I help people recover financially and personally after losing loved ones in deadly accidents.

What is Wrongful Death?

When an accident is caused by negligence, family members and dependents of decedents can pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered by filing a wrongful death claim against at-fault parties. Wrongful death claims seek to hold parties such as negligent drivers, dangerous product manufacturers, and others responsible for the damages they have caused. The legal basis for these claims is described in the California Civil Code Procedure § 377.60.

Wrongful death is when negligent actions or lack of reasonable acts committed by a group or individual proximately cause the death of a person. This means that when people lose their lives in accidents caused by the actions or inactions of others, it is considered a case of wrongful death.

What Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Case?

People who lose family members or other loved ones can be heavily impacted by their loss both financially and emotionally. The people we love provide us with comfort, love, guidance, and companionship that is invaluable. Additionally, our loved ones also usually contribute income to their household and perform essential services like cleaning, vehicle maintenance, or childcare. No longer having access to personal support, income, and essential services can leave families in a tough situation. Many people aren't sure how they will be able to keep living their lives without their loved one's support.

While it isn't possible to replace the presence of a person you care about, wrongful death cases attempt to provide families with compensation for economic damages and personal suffering. Some of the commonly available types of payments in wrongful death cases include compensation for the following damages:

  • Funeral and burial services
  • Medical bills incurred as a result of the fatal accident
  • Loss of companionship of a spouse or partner
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of household income
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Personal pain and suffering
  • Loss of household services

However, every case is different, and it's always best to speak about your situation personally with an experienced Anderson wrongful death lawyer who knows how to figure out what payments you may be able to claim.

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

In the period directly following a fatal accident, people often experience intense grief that can feel overwhelming. Feelings of fear, anger, depression, and confusion are all normal and can be difficult to manage, making it hard to keep up with the demands of your everyday life. Contacting a lawyer in addition to coping with your grief can seem like another difficult task, and many people want to delay getting legal help for this reason. However, the sad truth is that negligent parties typically aren't dealing with the same issues and act right away to defend themselves from liability.

Having a skilled Anderson wrongful death attorney on your side immediately after an accident means your lawyer can be as effective as possible. Your accident attorney will be able to begin investigating the accident right away and build a strong case to present to insurance companies and, if necessary, argue in court. In many cases, having a lawyer early on in a wrongful death case is a decisive part of being able to recover the payments you and your family deserve.

Furthermore, knowing that a professional will handle all the paperwork, investigations, deadlines, and negotiations involved in a wrongful death case can be a significant relief. A compassionate expert working on your case can afford you and your loved ones the time and space to focus on the essential emotional healing process and processing your grief.

Finding a Trustworthy Attorney

Wrongful death cases are critical and have a significant impact on people's personal lives. For this reason, you must be comfortable with the attorney handling your case. Not only should your lawyer have a proven record of successfully resolving wrongful death cases, but they should also make you feel confident and comfortable while working on your case.

Fortunately, finding a top-rate wrongful death attorney isn't challenging if you know how to look. For details about getting in touch with an Anderson wrongful death lawyer you can trust, take a moment to watch this short and helpful YouTube video:

Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Anderson, CA

To receive free, friendly case advice after a fatal accident, call our Anderson wrongful death lawyers at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400.

Our injury lawyers have assisted clients in the Anderson area with serious injury claims and wrongful death cases since 1982. Learn more about our law firm by reviewing our past settlements and verdicts.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.31.22]

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