Wrongful Death Attorney in Sacramento
Understand Your Legal Rights & Options
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 at (916) 426-5654.