Wrongful Death Lawyers For Compassionate Legal Representation in San Diego County
Losing a loved one is never easy, and we understand that no amount of money can make up for your heartache. However, when a death is caused by the careless, reckless, or intentional conduct of another, California law supports your right to seek justice by bringing a wrongful death claim, which can compensate you for many of your emotional and financial losses. If you are coping with a family member’s death, please allow yourself to grieve, and let the wrongful death attorneys at Garmo & Garmo, LLP handle your legal claim against the at-fault party. While money can never bring a deceased loved one back into your life, a successful wrongful death claim can ensure you receive compensation for the consequences of the devastating loss.
As experienced wrongful death lawyers, the attorneys at Garmo & Garmo, LLP will handle your claim with compassion, strength, and sensitivity. We know you are struggling not only with emotional trauma, but also harsh financial realities. For instance, there are likely medical bills and funeral expenses. In addition, your family may have lost property, such as a vehicle totaled in a car accident. In cases where the loved one was a primary contributor to household income, family members may be left struggling to avoid debt and bankruptcy. We are prepared to handle wrongful death claims arising from many different types of accidents, including:
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Dog Bites & Attacks
- Medical Malpractice & Birth Injuries
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Dangerous or Defective Product Injuries
California law provides for certain family members and others dependent on the deceased to file a wrongful death claim. It is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer to see if you are eligible.
In California, only certain people can file a wrongful death claim. The relevant law specifically allows the deceased person’s surviving spouse or domestic partner and children to bring a claim. If there is no surviving person in the deceased’s line of descent, then a wrongful death lawsuit may be brought by anyone “who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.” This can include the deceased’s parents or siblings, depending on who is living. If you can show you were financially dependent on the deceased person as a “putative spouse” (one considered to be a spouse), child of the putative spouse, stepchild, or parent, you can also file a wrongful death claim.
Why file a wrongful death claim? To regain financial stability and seek accountability and justice after a tragic accident. The attorneys at Garmo & Garmo, LLP are here to help your wrongful death claim succeed.
By filing a wrongful death claim, you can recover funeral and burial expenses, medical and hospital bills, and past and future lost income, as well as compensation for the value of household services and loss of love, community, attention, affection, moral support, and guidance. For more information and compassionate representation, please call Garmo & Garmo, LLP at 619-441-2500 for a complimentary case evaluation. We handle California wrongful death claims in El Cajon and throughout East County.