The loss of a loved one may seem like the loss of everything
Nothing can be more saddening than the loss of a loved one. When the negligent actions of others result in death, California law allows certain specified individuals known as “heirs” to recover monetary compensation for their loss.
This can be a complex area of the law depending on who is entitled to compensation and specifically the types of damages that can be recovered.
In San Diego and neighboring counties, The Drelich Law Firm has handled many wrongful death actions with success. We are experienced in this area of the law and understand the important issues in a wrongful death claim.
Identifying the right defendants, insurance companies and what damages are recoverable is essential to properly handling a wrongful death case. Proving which heirs are entitled to compensation may require a detailed analysis. Exactly what can be recovered may also be complex and in order to maximize recovery, may require the use of expert witnesses. Where the wrongful death occurred and who caused it are issues that should be addressed by an experienced attorney, as different laws apply to different defendants.
We understand your situation, and we want to help
The grieving process for the loss of a loved one may never end, but it is very important not to allow too much time to elapse before taking action. Statute of limitations and regulations regarding claim filings can be very short. Failure to take quick action may result in forever being unable to recover for the losses and harms caused by a negligent person or company.
If you suspect that someone else might be responsible for the death of a family member, please contact The Drelich Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation to share the details of your case.