Stockton Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Stockton, California
A wrongful death is the death of a human being caused by another person’s, company’s or entity’s negligence, carelessness, malpractice or inaction. These are generally unintentional deaths caused by events including medical malpractice, auto or plane accidents, and certain types of criminal behavior or exposure to hazardous substances or conditions at work, among others. Only immediate family members of the decedent or what the law often refers to as “distributes”, can pursue a wrongful death action. Those who have the right to file a wrongful death claim are generally surviving spouses, children and, in some cases, parents. However, because many states like California have in place a statute of limitation for filing a wrongful death claim, it’s important that you contact a Stockton personal injury attorney without delay to assist with all matters of your legal case.
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Families who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case may be entitled to seek damages to cover reasonable expenses like medical and funeral costs, lost wages (including potential wages), lost benefits, lost inheritance, loss of support or companionship, general damages, or other financial losses.
In some cases, where serious or malicious wrongdoing occurs, punitive damages may also be rewarded. Because of challenges of understanding and applying the law in the calculation of financial and punitive damages, along with statutes of limitations, it is crucial that you act quickly and contact a seasoned Stockton wrongful death lawyer from Pacific Attorney Group if someone you love has been lost their lives in a wrongful death case. The knowledgeable legal team has extensive experience in these tragic cases in the Stockton area. They will carefully assess your case, protect your legal rights, and seek to recover from any monetary compensation you may by law be entitled to collect.