Wrongful Death Attorney in Sacramento

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Sacramento, CA 95814
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Wrongful Death Attorney in Sacramento

The sudden death of a loved one impacts their family in numerous ways, and it’s made even worse when they learn the fatality may have been preventable. When a loved one dies due to someone’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. This means you need a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer, and Morgan & Morgan may be able to help. Contact Morgan & Morgan to learn more about your legal options and for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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  • You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Wrongful Death Case

    California has a strict statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. If the plaintiff does not file within two years of the date of the deceased person’s death, the courts will most likely reject hearing the case. This means you only have two years from the date of the incident resulting in your loved one’s death to collect evidence and file the paperwork with the insurance provider and/or courts.

    The timeline is even shorter if the defendant is a government entity. In this instance, the statute of limitations is only six months. However, if your wrongful death claim is dismissed due to lack of evidence, you have an additional six months to refile your claim.

    Regardless of who the defendant is in your wrongful death case, it’s best to schedule a free consultation with Morgan & Morgan as soon as possible.

    California also has limits on who can file a wrongful death claim. Only certain family members have the right to seek damages for wrongful death. In the state of California, a wrongful death claim can be brought by a surviving spouse/children, parents or siblings, a domestic partner, and anyone financially dependent on the deceased person.

  • Potential Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims in Sacramento

    In California, a family could receive compensation from a defendant for many economic and noneconomic damages connected to the death.

    • Future earnings – Income the deceased would have earned if wrongful death had not occurred.
    • Passing expenses – All costs associated with a passing (medical bills, funeral, burial expenses).
    • Retirement or pension – An untimely wrongful death can cut income from a retirement account.
    • Inheritance – Inheritance benefits can be cut.
    • Pain and Suffering – Your Sacramento wrongful death lawyer will be able to secure you compensation for the victim and their loved ones for the pain and suffering they experienced.
    • Punitive Damages – If the loss was caused by intentional acts or negligence by the responsible party, you will be eligible for financial compensation.
    • Loss of companionship – You might be eligible for monetary compensation for the loss of companionship provided by your family member or friend.

    This is only an example of the potential types of compensation you may be eligible to receive. Every wrongful death case is different, so it’s best to schedule a consultation with a specialist from Morgan & Morgan to learn more.

  • Why Choose Morgan & Morgan as Your Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer

    Morgan & Morgan is the nation’s largest personal injury attorney, and we have a proven record of success. Contact Morgan & Morgan today to schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists.

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