Redding Wrongful Death Lawyer


If you have found yourself reading this, you may be currently going through tremendously difficult emotions. You might be in shock that someone you care about was taken out of your life without 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 you love is almost always difficult emotionally, those intense emotions can be made even more extreme when 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 most people who lose someone they love because of negligence, there wasn't any warning that they would have to live the next day without their loved ones. You may not have even been able to say goodbye. However, you choose to look at it, a person you care about has been taken from you and everyone who loved them. After this, it is essential to take the steps your departed loved one deserves.

Importance of Calling a Wrongful Death Lawyer

One crucial step in recovering after a fatal accident is getting in touch with an experienced Redding wrongful death lawyer to know whether it is necessary to pursue justice for losing your loved one.

Understandably, the feelings of grief related to the wrongful death of a loved one can be debilitating and make it a challenge to even deal with your daily life. For this reason, contacting a Northern California wrongful death attorney may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is essential to understand that parties and insurance companies liable to pay for the accident will not 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, you must find an accident attorney in Redding who can begin working for you and your family immediately.

What is Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death case may be brought when someone dies due to someone else's negligence. Many types of accidents result in wrongful death. 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 distractedly or ignoring speed limits is considered negligent and can also be responsible. Some other wrongful death accidents include workplace accidents and product liability, where a dangerous consumer product causes a fatality. The accident could have been prevented in these cases if a party or group had not been negligent.

Who can Claim Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims?

Generally, the people who can bring wrongful death claims in California include the following:

  • Surviving domestic partners or spouses of the decedent
  • Children of the decedent;
  • 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 complete list of parties who can bring wrongful death actions in California is outlined in the California Code of Civil Procedure in Sections 377.60 to 377.62.

Losing a Loved One to Wrongful Death

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 essential and may prevent them from hurting more people with their negligent actions. Additionally, your loved one would most likely want you to be financially secure. Death in the family can mean a loss of income, therapy costs, help around the house, and other economic damages. You deserve to be compensated for the damages related to the loss of your loved one, and a Redding wrongful death attorney can help your family by holding at-fault parties financially accountable for your loss.

How to Find the Right Redding Wrongful Death Lawyer to Handle Your Claim

To find a top wrongful death lawyer in Redding, you should look for an established and well-respected attorney in the community. An excellent way to research these things is to look lawyers up on Avvo, a website explicitly used for rating lawyers. It is also a good idea to look at the verdicts and settlements that a lawyer has been able to obtain. Additionally, you should feel that your lawyer 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 an injury lawyer is to call them and speak about your case.

Watch the YouTube video below for more on wrongful death claims.

Call Our Wrongful Death Attorneys in Redding, CA

The wrongful death of a loved one is important to us, and our injury attorneys want to guide your family through every step of the legal process. To find out how we can help your family, call our Redding wrongful death lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice today.

We are members of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

See client reviews of our wrongful death law firm on GoogleYelp, and Avvo. View our past case results on our Verdicts and Settlements page.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.9.22]

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