Holding Responsible Parties Accountable For Wrongful Deaths
Unexpectedly losing a loved one is an emotionally and financially traumatizing experience. When your loss was the result of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, it can hurt families even more. When someone is responsible for your loss, they should also be responsible for the consequences.
At The Schaps Law Office, our team helps the families of those who have passed because of wrongful death. Our goal is to see that you receive the justice you deserve and the settlement you need to compensate for the cost of your loss. While we want to help everyone seek justice for their loss, not everyone can file a wrongful death claim.
Who Can File A Claim?
California law dictates that only surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim. Typically, we help spouses, domestic partners, parents and children file these claims. But if there is not a survivor with this close of a relationship, grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts, and cousins can also file a claim.
We can help you prove that a negligent or reckless act took place that caused the wrongful death and that the loss created financial losses and emotional trauma. The compensation from a wrongful death claim is meant to compensate for both the loss of financial and emotional contributions your loved one would have provided over the course of their life. We fight to see that your compensation covers costs including:
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Income that the deceased person would have earned over their lifetime
- Loss of companionship and other emotional suffering
We understand that it can be hard to relive the details of your loss in a wrongful death claim, which is why we take it upon ourselves to handle as much of the work as possible. Let our experience become your advantage in pursuing the settlement you deserve.
Seek Justice For Your Loss
No one should ever have to experience losing a loved one before their time. When something like this happens, the surviving family deserves to have peace of mind about their future. Let us help you seek the justice you deserve and a future you can look forward to. Contact our office in Davis by calling 530-358-4194 or reaching out online. Schedule your initial consultation today to begin preparing for tomorrow.