Redding Wrongful Death Lawyer

Redding Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have found yourself reading this, it is possible that you are currently going through tremendously difficult emotions. You might be in shock that a person you care about was taken out of your life without any warning. It might have been your child, partner, spouse, sibling, parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or another individual you shared your life with.

While the loss of a person that you love is almost always difficult emotionally, those intense emotions can be made even more extreme when they are mixed in with the fact that your tragic loss could have possibly been prevented. When wrongful acts take away people that we love, it is a normal part of the grieving process to be angry at responsible parties.

For the majority of people who lose someone they love because of negligence, there wasn’t any kind of warning that they would have to live the next day without their loved one. You may not have even been able to say goodbye. However you choose to look at it, a person that you care about has been taken from you and all the other people that loved them. After this has happened, it is important to begin taking steps that your departed loved one deserves.

One crucial step in recovering after a wrongful death is getting in touch with an experienced lawyer to know whether or not it is necessary to pursue justice for the death of your loved one.

Understandably, the feelings of grief associated with wrongful death can be debilitating and make it difficult to even deal with your normal daily life. For this reason, contacting a lawyer may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is important to understand that parties and insurance companies liable to pay for the accident are not going to wait. In fact, they are most likely already working hard to investigate their defense options or disclaim their responsibility for the fatal accident. In some cases, liable parties even obscure critical evidence related to the incident. For these reasons, it is vital that you find a Redding wrongful death lawyer who can begin working for you immediately.

Speak With an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith. I founded the website AutoAccident.com and have been a Redding wrongful death lawyer for more than three decades. Feel free to take a look at what my previous clients have written about my work on Google, Yelp, and Avvo.

You most likely have questions about your wrongful death case and I am more than happy to help you understand what your options may be. You can get in touch with me at either (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. I will be able to chat with you right away and do not charge anything for the phone consultation. During our talk, I will try to help you with understanding how you can proceed legally during this extremely emotional time. If it is easier for you, you can also send me an online message here. I will contact you back as soon as I can so that we can further discuss the details of your case.

If you don’t yet feel ready to contact me, I encourage you to keep reading more information about wrongful death cases below:

What is Wrongful Death?

A case of wrongful death is essentially when someone loses his or her life because of the negligence of another entity or individual. This can happen in many different ways. For example, doctors and hospitals that make mistakes and cause a patient’s death may be liable in a wrongful death case. Similarly, a driver who violates traffic laws by driving distracted or ignoring speed limits is considered negligent and can also be responsible. Some other good examples of wrongful death include workplace accidents and cases where a dangerous product causes fatal injuries. In all of these cases, the accident could have been prevented if a party or group had not been negligent.

Who is Able To Claim Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims?

Generally, the people who are able to bring wrongful death claims in California include the following:

  • Surviving domestic partners or spouses
  • Children
  • Putative spouses or the children of putative spouses
  • Minors living with the decedent. These minors must have been dependent on the decedent and have lived with them for a minimum of 180 before the fatal incident.

The full list of parties who are able to bring wrongful death actions in California is outlined in the California Code of Civil Procedure in Sections 377.60 to 377.62.

Finding the Right Redding Wrongful Death Lawyer

No amount of financial compensation could ever make up for the loss that you have suffered. Likewise, no amount of money can make up for the way you have been wronged. However, holding responsible parties accountable for the death of your loved one is important and may prevent them from hurting more people with their negligent actions. Additionally, your loved one most likely would have wanted you to be secure financially, and a death in the family can mean a loss of income, therapy costs, loss of help around the house, and other economic damages. You deserve to be compensated for the losses related to your loved one’s wrongful death.

To find an excellent wrongful death lawyer, you should look for somebody who is established and well-respected in his or her community. A good way to research these things is to look lawyers up on Avvo, a website used specifically for rating lawyers. It is also a good idea to take a look at the verdicts and settlements that a lawyer has been able to obtain. Additionally, you should feel that your lawyer truly represents your interests and can handle your case with patience and sensitivity. The best way to get a feel for whether or not you feel comfortable with a lawyer is to call them and speak about your case.

Redding Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding wrongful death lawyer. If you have suffered the loss of a person that you love because of negligence or carelessness, I can help you. Please call me as soon as you are able to at (530) 392-9400 to get my free, friendly legal advice. You can also contact me at (800) 404-5400 and on my website.

Review my work history on my Settlements and Verdicts page.

I’m in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Every lawyer in the group has won or else settled a case that exceeded a value of $1,000,000.

I founded the website AutoAccident.com, Northern CA’s top site for personal injury, auto accident, and wrongful death information.

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