In the world of personal injury litigation, there are plenty of serious issues. Whether it’s a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or car accident, people everywhere are enduring pain and suffering. But when it comes down to it, nothing is more serious than death. That’s why our team of attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Chrisp is committed to providing high quality legal assistance for those seeking compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Personal Injury: Wrongful Death
A wrongful death claim is filed when a person’s death is believed to be the result of someone else’s fault or negligence. While common law did not permit the filing of wrongful death lawsuits, state and federal courts created the right to bring action during the 20th century.
Wrongful Death FAQs
What is a wrongful death claim? A wrongful death claim typically involves car accidents, medical malpractice, or product liability.
Who may be sued for a wrongful death? Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against practically anyone. This includes persons, companies, and governmental agencies. Examples include: the driver at fault in an auto accident, the designer of a building that collapsed, the manufacturer of a faulty engine part, the owner of a bar where alcohol was served, or a government agent who failed to provide sufficient hazard warnings on a road.
Who can sue for wrongful death? Since the victim of the case is deceased, there is often a question about who can sue for wrongful death. It is usually limited to immediate family members, life partners, putative spouses, or financial dependents. If none of these exist, distant family members or persons suffering financially from the death may be able to sue.
What damages are available in California? California law allows for damages to be compensated for funeral and burial expenses, medical and hospital bills, lost income (including potential income), emotional distress, and counseling.
Why Choose the Law Offices of J. Chrisp?
If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim in Lake or Mendocino County, or northern California, you probably realize that you have choices. So, why choose us?
Success Rate. At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we pride ourselves on our track-record of success. In the last five years, we have successfully settled hundreds of individual cases. These have resulted in millions of dollars of financial compensation and rewards for our clients.
Experience. In addition to possessing a mastery of all state and federal laws, we also have extensive knowledge of the medical and insurance fields. This gives us an advantage in the courtroom and allows us to look at each wrongful death case with all angles in mind.
Care and Compassion. Wrongful death cases are difficult and complex. While there are certain requirements and steps to take, we don’t let formalities get in the way of providing compassionate care for our clients. If you need a shoulder to lean on or hand to hold, we are happy to provide it for you.
Community Involvement. Our clients trust us so much because they know we have an honest commitment to the community. Whether it’s local fundraisers or little league teams, we support the neighborhoods and towns we live in.
If you are looking for high quality legal representation in a wrongful death case, let us show you why we have been named Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars for the past two years. At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we pay attention to the details, look at the big picture, and fight for the rights of our clients. For a free initial consultation, contact us today by calling 1-877-524-7477.