Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer
What is a wrongful death?
A wrongful death involves any negligent, reckless, wrongful or reckless action committed by a person, company or even municipality that causes the death of another person. Some situations that could cause a wrongful death include auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites and attacks, construction accidents, nursing home abuse, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, defective products, as well as situations involving medical malpractice. Any of these and similar situations may be grounds for a family member to file a wrongful death claim. However, who can file a Sacramento wrongful death claim will vary depending on the particular situation.
Who can file a Sacramento wrongful death claim?
A wrongful death claim may be filed by the decedent’s survivors. This may be a spouse, child or parent. If fully dependent upon the decedent, this may also include blood relatives and adopted brothers and sisters. Children born out of wedlock may file a wrongful death claim for a lost mother but not for their father unless the father recognized responsibility for the support of the child or children.
Fatal Accidents and Injuries in Sacramento, California
If you have lost a loved one in an accident or in any situation that was caused by someone else’s conduct, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Losing a loved one is a terrible situation to have to endure, and knowing that their loss could have been prevented may only make things worse. At Pacific Attorney Group, we are here to guide you through this difficult time in seeking justice on your loved one’s behalf and recovering financial damages that can help protect your and your family’s future.
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