Elk Grove Wrongful Death Attorney

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If you have made it to this page, there is a possibility that you are experiencing a tremendous amount of emotions right now. You may even be in shock that someone you loved was suddenly ripped from this earth. It may have been a spouse, a child, a parent, a sibling, a life partner, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or another person who meant a lot to you.

While losing someone you love is always a difficult time to get through emotionally, those emotions are often multiplied, intensified, and mixed in with anger and disbelief when the loss you have experienced could have been prevented. When a wrongful act steals away the life of a loved one, it is normal to be angry at the person who caused the death.

It is also normal to experience a heavy sense of sadness that feels like a bottomless pit of negative emotions. These are common and very understandable reactions and responses to a tragedy that is obviously life-altering.

For most people who lose a loved one to wrongful death, there was no warning that the person was no longer going to be on this earth anymore. You did not get the chance to say good-bye. Whatever way you look at it, someone you love has been wrongfully stolen from you and everyone else who loved them, and it is vital to start taking the steps that your loved one deserves you to take.

One of those steps includes contacting an experienced Elk Grove wrongful death attorney to find out what you need to do to pursue justice for your loved one.

I understand that the grief that you are feeling can be debilitating and talking to an attorney is probably the last thing you want to do right now. However, you should understand that any insurance companies attached to the circumstances are not waiting for your response. In fact, they are working diligently to investigate their options and cover their tracks in order to refute any accountability for the incident or the negligence that caused the death. Some will even get rid of evidence or cover up vital aspects of the incident. This is why it is crucial for you to find an experienced Elk Grove wrongful death attorney to have on your side as soon as you possibly can.

Talk to an Experienced Elk Grove Wrongful Death Attorney

My name is Ed Smith. I am the founder of www.autoaccident.com and an Elk Grove wrongful death attorney. I have been handling wrongful death lawsuits for over 30 years now. Feel free to look me up and read what my past clients have said about me on Avvo, Yelp, or Google Plus.

I am sure you have questions and I would like to help you by answering those questions. Call me at my Elk Grove office at 916-694-0002 or toll-free at 800-404-5400. I will chat with you immediately and will not charge you for a free consultation to try to help you understand how you need to proceed during this emotional time. If you would prefer, you can send me a message here and I will contact you at my earliest convenience to discuss your case further.

If you are not ready to contact me yet, feel free to continue to read more about wrongful death below.

What is Wrongful Death?

Basically, when someone dies due to negligence on the part of another individual or entity, that is considered wrongful death. This can happen in hospitals, when doctors make mistakes that lead to the death of patients, it can happen in car accidents, workplace accidents, and essentially any other accident that was caused by someone’s negligence. Victims who die due to a dangerous or defective product also fall under wrongful deaths.

Who Can Recover Losses for Wrongful Death?

In general, the following people should be able to bring a wrongful death claim in California:

  • The surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • Children of the deceased
  • The putative spouse or the putative spouse’s children
  • Any minor who lived with the decedent and was financially supported by the decedent for at least 180 days prior to the death

The California Code of Civil Procedure sections 377.60 through 377.62 explain exactly who can bring a wrongful death action in the state of California.

Securing an Elk Grove Wrongful Death Attorney Quickly

I understand that no amount of money is going to bring your loved one back. No amount of money is going to right the wrong that was done. However, if you do not hold the individual or entity accountable for your loved one’s death, the person or entity that was responsible might do the same thing again and take the life of another innocent victim. You have to hold them accountable for the death of your loved one.

If you have lost a loved one due to the carelessness or negligence of someone else, I will repeat what I have already said: It is crucial that you secure a wrongful death attorney as quickly as possible. I know that I cannot take away or repair the pain that you and the rest of your family are feeling. What I can do, though, is help you work through that pain, as well as any issues you may be facing at this difficult time.

If you need help finding any resources that may help you, such as grief counselors, a support group, or even a book to delve into, I will do whatever I can.

Elk Grove Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Attorneys

I am Ed Smith, an Elk Grove wrongful death attorney. If you are suffering the loss of a loved one that was a result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence in Elk Grove or anywhere in Northern California, call me today at (916) 694-0002 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.

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  • Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!
    Sincerely, Alex & Dinah M. ★★★★★
  • Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation. Beverly ★★★★★
  • Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything. Annie T. ★★★★★
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