The death of a loved one involved in a fatal car accident is both heartbreaking and traumatic. When a loved one is taken from you because of a negligent driver, you will need efficient attorneys who will counsel and guide you through the legal process to help you secure your families future. In fatal car accident cases, surviving family members may have the right to a wrongful death claim towards the negligent party. Here at JML Law in San Francisco, our compassionate attorneys are professional legal experts on fatal car accidents. Contact JML Law at 415-692-3462 or click here to visit our website to request a free consultation. Our clients pay no fees until we win the case.
By definition, negligence is “the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in the damage, injury, or death of another.” All drivers must operate motor vehicles with proper reasonable care. If a driver does not operate his or her vehicle sensibly and someone is injured or dies, they can be held responsible.
Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit and can be filed if someone dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of someone else. If your loved one has been killed in a car accident due to the negligence of another, you have the right to file a claim. A wrongful death claim is typically filed by the surviving immediate family member(s) and is brought to court where damages are awarded when the case is won. Wrongful death claims in California have to be filed with the civil court within two years of the decedent’s death.
Monetary damages could include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical and hospital bills from the medical care the deceased received from the fatal car accident before he died
- Lost income
- The Loss of future income that the deceased would have received had they lived
- The value of household services (What the deceased contributed to the household that was not financial)
- Loss of love (pain and suffering)
If your loved one has been killed in a fatal car accident in San Francisco, you will need skilled attorneys with considerable experience in fatal car accident cases. Time is crucial to gather evidence of negligence for your claim to be successful. Here at JML Law, we know the loss of a loved one is unimaginable and will take an emotional, mental, and financial toll on all surviving family members. Let our confidential attorneys talk with you about your loss and what options you have for all possible legal monetary compensation. We will consult with experts, diligently investigate and reconstruct crash sites, study evidence, talk to witnesses, obtain police reports, and extensively document and evaluate any and all indications of negligence.
Call our offices in San Francisco today at 415-692-3462 for a free consultation. Let our experts help to give you some peace of mind knowing that we are passionately fighting to get your family all damages you are rightfully owed.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.