Wrongful Death Attorney in Sacramento, CA
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When a loved one is lost because of the negligence of another party, the
surviving relatives have the right to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful
death lawsuit can seek damages from the liable party for burial costs,
medical bills, lost wages, and even emotional distress.
In the state of California, wrongful death claims can be brought by:
- Surviving spouse or children
- A domestic partner
- Parents, siblings, or children of deceased siblings
- Anyone who is financially dependent on the deceased
When a wrongful death claim goes to trial in California, any damages awarded
by the jury will be paid out in a single, lump sum. Eligible claimants
must determine how that money is divided between themselves. If disputes
arise, a separate civil judgment can be sought.
Free Evaluation with an Experienced Sacramento Wrongful Death Attorney
Like all personal injury claims, wrongful death suits must be filed in
a timely fashion, generally within two years from the date of the victim's
death. If you live in or around Sacramento and have lost a family member
to a negligent or wrongful act, I can help. My name is Ross Nott, Attorney
at Law, and I have been handling wrongful death claims in northern California
for more than 20 years.
Beginning with a
free case evaluation (which can be handled in person or over the phone), I will consider the
merits of your claim and recommend a course of action. If a settlement
with the offending party cannot be reached, I have all the trial experience
necessary to bring your case before a judge and jury. I am available around-the-clock
and am happy to make home or hospital visits.
For honest and ethical legal representation in Sacramento, call me today