The loss of a loved one can be one of the most difficult moments in any person’s life. For most people, there is a wave of emotions ranging from grief, fear, and anger to anxiety about finances, debts and funeral expenses.
Under California law, if the loss of your loved one was as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness or intentional acts, you may have a legal cause of action for the wrongful death of your loved one.
Accordingly, under California law, you may be entitled to recover for economic damages which include the financial support, if any, that the decedent would have contributed to the family during either the life expectancy that decedent had before his or her death or the life expectancy of plaintiff, whichever is shorter; The loss of gifts or benefits that plaintiff would have expected to receive from the decedent; Funeral and burial expenses; and the reasonable value of household services that decedent would have provided.
You may also be entitled to non-economic damages for the loss of the decedent's love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, and moral support.
Hiring an attorney, you can communicate with and trust to assist you through this life changing process could be one of the most important decisions you can make for you and your family. If you believe that you have a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one call Attorney Jason Flores today for a free consultation.