Modesto Wrongful Death Lawyer

Guidance from an Experienced Injury Attorney

No amount of money will ever replace the tragic loss of a loved one. It is, however, possible to claim financial compensation to offset the considerable economic burden of a fatal accident, as well as to receive monetary damages to help you move on in life. The courts in Modesto and throughout California recognize the right of surviving family members to bring a wrongful death action after losing a loved one in an accident caused by another party's negligence. Possible economic and noneconomic damages are available to the plaintiff.

What Damages Can I Recover from A Wrongful Death Claim?

Economic damages that are available through a wrongful death action include the value of financial support you have lost and what you could reasonably have expected to receive from the decedent in the future, as well as the loss of gifts and benefits that you might have expected. Further, you can receive payment for your expenses for funeral and burial, in addition to compensation for the reasonable value of lost household services which would have been performed.

Noneconomic damages in a claim include the loss of:

  • Love
  • Companionship
  • Comfort
  • Care
  • Assistance
  • Protection
  • Affection
  • Society & Moral Support
  • Enjoyment of Sexual Relations
  • Training & Guidance

Our team at the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro understands that the sudden loss of a loved one can cause immediate economic strain for the surviving family members. That is why we aggressively pursue such claims for the survivors to promptly achieve reimbursement for their losses and recovery of damages and thereby avoid the stress caused by uncertainty.

Who Can File Wrongful Death Claim?

In California, only certain people are allowed to file wrongful death claims. The following parties are eligible to file wrongful death claims:

  • Surviving Spouse
  • Domestic Partner
  • Surviving Children
  • Anyone who would be entitled to the property of deceased such as, parents or siblings.

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

In California, personal injury claims, which include wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of the fatal accident. The family will lose all right to file and to recover compensation if the case is not filed within that time.

Speak with a Modesto Personal Injury Attorney

If you have lost a family member in a fatal accident, contact the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro for help from a Modesto personal injury lawyer from our firm. We have won more than $300 million for our clients, and with 30 years of experience, we are ready to fight for you. Get the process started now by filling out our free case evaluation form to learn more!

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