If your loved one’s death was the result of another’s negligence or malice, you might be overwhelmed with the injustice of the situation. However, you might be able to file a lawsuit for wrongful death and fight back against the negligent actor who is responsible.
With a Bakersfield wrongful death lawyer who is not afraid to fight hard for what you deserve, you may be able to collect a fair award that will get your loved one justice and allow you to move on and begin to cope with the grief of their loss.
If you have unfairly lost a loved one, you deserve justice, and Ben Crump Law, PLLC might be able to help you get it. Regardless of how your loved one died, whether in a motor vehicle accident or due to a careless nursing home, if the death was a result of negligence or malice, you might be eligible to collect compensation and get the justice you both deserve.
To learn more about whether you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free consultation at (800) 593-3443. We fight hard for all victims, including those who cannot fight for themselves. Let us help you get justice for your loved one. Our services are 100% free unless we earn you a settlement or jury verdict.
Wrongful death lawsuits are not specific to any certain type of death or accident. They apply to any situation in which a victim’s death was the result of negligence or malice.
Each state’s laws regarding wrongful death vary, but in California, the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) § 377.60 gives a victim’s family the right to collect compensation for their loved one’s death. This right is limited to two years under the CCP § 335.1.
If a family does not pursue a wrongful death lawsuit within two years to the day of their loved one’s death, they will not be able to do so because that right will have expired. If, however, a family does file their wrongful death lawsuit within the statute of limitations and it is successful, they may be eligible to collect compensation that will cover a wide range of losses. The compensation may be in the form of a settlement negotiated with the defendant or may be decided by a jury if the plaintiff wins the trial.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Bakersfield, call (800) 593-3443
Wrongful Death Compensation
Compensation collected in a wrongful death lawsuit is meant to reimburse expenses resulting from the situation, including medical and funeral expenses, and to compensate for the permanent loss of the surviving family members. Other aspects are also considered when determining fair compensation.
Wrongful death settlements include compensation for financial expenses that were the result of the death. This might include any medical expenses before their death, lost wages from time spent during the hospital, lost benefits, and funeral expenses.
Loss of Future Earnings
If a lost family member was responsible for financially providing for the family, this and their future earning potential would be factored into a wrongful death damages award. The amount awarded for this will be based on their health and earning capacity prior to the accident and factored to account for what they would have been expected to earn, given an average life expectancy.
In addition to financial expenses and losses, the impact of the victim’s loss on their surviving family members is also compensated in a damages award. The losses suffered by children, such as the loss of “training and guidance,” the spouse’s loss of intimacy, as well as the family’s loss of “love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, society, [and] moral support” are all considered when factoring non-economic damages.
To learn more about whether you may be eligible to collect damages for your loved one’s wrongful death, call a member of our team today. A Bakersfield wrongful death lawyer might be able to help you determine if you are eligible for compensation and approximately what amount may be fair given your circumstances.
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How We Can Help
We know that right now is a stressful time as you struggle to cope with the death of a loved one. That is why, when you come to us for help with your case, we can assist you with every aspect of it.
We can take care of the case’s filing and complete each task in between with as much or as little help from you as you would like. If you are too overwhelmed to participate in building your case, that is okay. We are capable of building a case while you focus on healing with your family. We can file court documents, collect evidence, make court appearances, interact and negotiate with the defendant, represent you in court if necessary, and handle any other legal proceedings as they present themselves.
You may choose to be actively involved in the process of building your case, or you can leave it to us. We are simply here to assist you in any way we can in getting the justice your family deserves.
If you have unfairly lost a loved one because of another’s negligence or malice, you deserve justice for them and your family. You deserve to hold the responsible party accountable and to fight hard to get all that you are eligible for.
You also deserve a Bakersfield wrongful death lawyer who does not back down. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we fight tough battles daily. We will work hard to get you and your loved one justice. Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 593-3443. We want to hear about your loved one and see how we may be able to help. We work on a contingency basis, so you will not pay us anything unless we negotiate a settlement or win a verdict for your family.