Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
“Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.”
This line was penned in 1716 by an English playwright named Christopher Bullock in his short play titled “The Cobbler of Preston.” Several years later, this line was mimicked and even recreated by other authors and even mentioned in a letter that President Benjamin Franklin authored in 1789. The unfortunate truth of this line is that death is certain. However, if that death was caused by the fault of another person or company, in today’s legal system, there are measures that can be taken that can provide compensation for those left behind after the death of a loved one. This is what we call a wrongful death lawsuit.
At Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento, we understand the complexities of filing a wrongful death lawsuit, and our attorneys are fully experienced to handle your claim with confidence and accuracy. If you’ve lost a loved one because of the recklessness or negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment today.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim for damages when a person passes away based on the legal fault of another person or entity. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to provide compensation to the loved ones and dependents of the person who passed away to help cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages from the deceased, and even for emotional hardship. For instance, if the only source of income for the family is provided by the mother and she is killed by a defective part on her car that caused an auto accident, her family may be able to sue the auto maker for damages, depending on the situation of the auto accident.
Auto accidents are just one example of why to file a wrongful death claim. Other types of fatal accidents may include medical malpractice, product liability, and property hazards. Also, people, companies, and different agencies can be held accountable for their negligence or recklessness that caused the accident, resulting in the death of another person. Acting negligently is simply by failing to proper steps to ensure the safety or possible safety of another person. Many of these eligible parties may vary from state to state, so it is important to meet with an experienced wrongful death attorney at Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento to check the eligibility of your claim.
Those that have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit may include:
- Immediate family members
- Life partners and financial dependents
- All persons who are impacted financially
- Parents of a deceased baby/fetus
If you’ve lost a loved one because of the recklessness or negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment today.