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If you have lost a loved one through an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence or intentional act, you have the right to hold that person responsible for their actions by filing a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death actions can arise under many different circumstances and the complexities of these types of suits requires an experienced California wrongful death lawyer. At Bailey & Partners, we understand the pain and loss that accompanies the wrongful death of a loved one. Our objective is to hold the responsible party or parties accountable, and to pursue full compensation for your loss. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.
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A wrongful death occurs when someone is killed due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional act of another person or entity. The other person's act must be a cause of the victim's death. California law allows the family or a representative of the victim to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The intent of a wrongful death claim is to compensate family members who have suffered emotionally and economically from the loss of a loved one. An individual may be liable, as well as a corporation or other entity (such as a manufacturer or retailer of a defective product). Many different circumstances may lead to a wrongful death, some of which might include the following:
Under California law, the following elements must be proven in a wrongful death claim:
Under California law, the family of a wrongful death victim can recover appropriate compensation for their losses. This includes the present value of lost future financial contributions from the victim to his or her family, the value of personal services, and the value of the victim's companionship. A judge or jury can award damages in the following areas:
When a loved one is killed by the negligent or intentional acts of another person or entity, the surviving family members are devastated by feelings of grief, loss, anger, confusion, and uncertainty about the future. While coping with such tragedy, it is essential to have a skilled and experienced attorney protecting your legal rights. At Bailey & Partners, our Santa Monica wrongful death lawyers will aggressively fight to hold the responsible parties accountable and recover the compensation that you deserve.