Wrongful Death Claim Attorney in Riverside
The death of a loved one is a profound and horrible experience that impacts so many lives in so many ways. The surviving spouse, children, siblings, parents and heirs of the deceased have their lives changed forever. If someone close to you has died due to the negligence or misconduct of another person, steps can be taken to obtain compensation so that the survivors in the family can, in some small part, move forward with their lives. California law allows certain heirs and family members the opportunity to seek monetary damages in a wrongful death claim. When a party causes a person’s death through negligence or wrongful actions, this party can face financial responsibility for their actions.
Serving Those Who Have a Lost a Loved One in a Tragic Accident
Losing a loved one is always devastating, but when the death was caused by another’s wrongdoing, the sudden and tragic death can take an emotional, spiritual and financial toll on the victim’s survivors. Although nothing will ever bring back the life of the decedent, and a claim will do little to heal the heartbreaking loss, the claim can allow grieving family members the opportunity to recover financially and help lift the financial burdens off their shoulders. A wrongful death claim can allow survivors the opportunity to focus on their healing and grieve the loss of their loved one instead of solely focusing on the hardships associated with the sudden passing.
Attorney Gary G. Goldberg realizes how important it is to provide his clients with aggressive representation after a death in the family. Mr. Goldberg understands how important it is that the wrongful death claim is tenaciously undertaken in pursuit of financial recovery for the survivors. During the most difficult of times, an experienced attorney can make all the difference. If you have recently lost a loved one, consider obtaining the skills of Attorney Goldberg. You can call Attorney Gary G. Goldberg at (951) 788-8325 or message him here for a free case evaluation.
What are Wrongful Death Claims?
The California Civil Code defines wrongful death as being a death caused by the wrongful action or neglect of another. While the sudden and unexpected passing of a loved one is always a tragedy, only qualifying persons can seek restitution for the passing of their loved one.
Most commonly, the following family members can pursue a claim after the wrongful death of a loved one caused:
- Spouse or domestic partner,
- Children of deceased children.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?
Any incident in which a person, company or combination thereof has contributed to the death of a person could be grounds for a wrongful death claim in the State of California. The following are common types of wrongful death claims:
- Auto collisions,
- Defective products incidents,
- Workplace incidents,
- Premises liability incidents,
- Medical malpractice,
- Negligent security, and
- Nursing home abuse.
What Damages are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The damages available in wrongful death vary depending on the facts of each individual case. In general, there are three categories of available damages the survivors of the victim pursue. These are economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages.
- Economic Damages
Economic damages include the monetary value of financial contributions the deceased would have made if he or she had not passed. Economic damages may include the following:
- Medical expenses, including treatment and hospital bills accumulated before the victim’s passing,
- Funeral expenses,
- The loss of the deceased’s benefits, such as medical coverage and pension plans.
- Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages can include:
- The loss of the relationship and/or parental guidance,
- The loss of companionship, society and love,
- The loss of advice, training, protection, care and nurturing.
- Punitive Damages
Punitive damages are sometimes awarded when there is a need to financially punish the party that intentionally caused the victim’s death.
Obtain the Compassionate Legal Guidance of an Exceptionally Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
There are very few things more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one. Although the vast majority of deaths will occur as a result of natural causes, some deaths are caused as a result of another party’s wrongful actions. If you believe that someone you love was fatally injured as a result of another’s wrongful actions, it is necessary to contact the legal support of a proficient attorney who will champion on your family’s behalf.
Attorney Gary G. Goldberg has been helping the families of wrongful death victims for nearly four decades. He understands the ins and outs of the law in California and will work tirelessly to see that civil justice is done. Moreover, Attorney Goldberg works diligently to handle the claim from start to finish. The file is not shuffled off to a less-experienced attorney or a paralegal. When you have questions, and there are always questions that arise, Attorney Gary G. Goldberg is always the one to provide answers. A grief-stricken family has so much to deal with when a loved one dies, and the pursuit of the legal claims arising from that death should not be a worry. Attorney Goldberg will shoulder that burden for the best possible recovery.
If you have lost someone, contact the Law Office of Gary G. Goldberg for the experienced legal representation you need and the compensation you deserve. Consider calling Attorney Gary G. Goldberg today at (951) 788-8325 for your free case evaluation. There is no commitment on your part. You can expect to speak with Attorney Goldberg directly.