Helping Families Who Suffered a Sudden and Tragic Loss
Suddenly losing a loved one in a fatal accident is traumatizing, and it can leave your family facing severe emotional grief and financial stress. All too often, fatal incidents happen because of the negligence or misconduct of others, and the responsible parties should be held fully accountable for the tragic harm they caused. If your family member died in an unexpected accident, you should call an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Beverly Hills to discuss what happened.
Wrongful deaths can happen in many ways, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Van accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boat accidents
- Dangerous products
- Dog bites
If you believe someone else caused the death of your loved one, contact dedicated attorney Kamelia Jalilvand at Jalilvand Law as soon as possible.
California Wrongful Death Laws
Each state has its own laws regarding wrongful death and the rights of surviving family members. In California, the following family members can file a wrongful death claim:
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- Surviving children and dependent stepchildren
- Dependent parents
- If none of the above exist, anyone who would inherit property from the deceased under California intestate laws
Once you determine you have the right to file a claim, you need to determine your damages, which may include:
- Lost household services
- Lost financial support
- Lost moral support, love, affection, guidance, or attention
The above damages go to the surviving family members. A claim can also seek damages that go to the estate, such as medical bills for the fatal injury, burial and funeral expenses, and lost income of the deceased.
Discuss Your Rights with a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Beverly Hills
After losing a loved one, you should focus on your emotional recovery and let a Beverly Hills wrongful death attorney handle your legal case. Call Jalilvand Law at 310.478.5800 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.