A “wrongful death” is a death caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person or organization — including failure to act to prevent a death. A wrongful death could be caused by an automobile accident; an accident at work; a defective consumer product; or medical malpractice, among other causes.
The unexpected and tragic loss of a family member is always difficult for surviving family members to deal with. When a person dies due to the careless actions of others, it is even more devastating. If the lost loved one was a primary caretaker for a family, the financial consequences can be disastrous. Attorneys at The Razi Law Group can bring a claim for damages against the party responsible for a loved one’s death and recover financial damages on behalf of the family members of the deceased.
Examples of conduct that could result in a wrongful death include:
- A driver being killed by a drunk driver
- A person killed in an auto accident caused by a defective steering wheel
- Negligent care at a nursing home
- A doctor failing to diagnose a fatal disease
Compensation for a wrongful death claim may include:
- Final medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Future earnings anticipated over the decedent’s lifetime
- Lost benefits of the victim
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
We understand that no amount of money can substitute your loss. The wrongful death attorneys at The Razi Law Group will give you the personal attention and legal assistance you need in a difficult, stressful and traumatic time. Our team has handled wrongful death claims for family members of victims of automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction accidents, and other serious accidents.
There is a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in California. If a claim is filed after the deadline imposed by the statute of limitations expires, the wrongful death claim will be denied. For this reason it is important to start the recovery process as soon as possible after the wrongful death of a loved one. For more information, contact The Razi Law Group today to speak to an experienced attorney that will guide you and bring you some peace of mind in an extremely difficult time.