When your loved one is killed in an accident, feels of grief, loss, and confusion are common. These feelings are often overwhelming, especially if the accident was the result of someone’s negligence. Unexpected challenges and financial challenges can arise in the immediate aftermath of an accidental death. While nothing can undo the damage already done, a wrongful death attorney may be able to address some of the financial concerns associated with your loved one’s passing.
California law recognizes that mistakes take lives and allows for surviving family members to file wrongful death lawsuits. Wrongful death attorneys focus on giving families the opportunity to grieve and allowing the best possible chance to move forward. Making decisions about the future during the grieving process can be difficult. Consulting with a wrongful death lawyer in the aftermath of a fatal accident ensures that someone is working on behalf of your future.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
There is a limited amount of time in which to file a wrongful death legal claim. In addition, only certain loved ones are allowed to file claims. Spouses, children, and grandchildren have the rights to file a wrongful death claim. If none exist, parents, nieces and nephews, siblings, and other descendants may file a claim. The rules for filing are complicated, so contacting a California wrongful death lawyer is important.
Empathy Goes a Long Way
When choosing a wrongful death attorney, it’s important to find someone you can trust. Claims can be very personal and you will have to go into great detail about your situation. It’s difficult to have to detail the nightmare of losing your family member in a court of law. A caring, committed attorney can help you through this difficult ordeal. The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi places the utmost priority on the needs of our clients. We can’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but we’re here to help you.