Support For When The Worst Happens: Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The unexpected loss of a family member can be devastating. The death can impact your life in ways that stretch well beyond your immediate shock and grief. The attorneys at our firm, the Ewaniszyk Law Firm, can help you demand accountability on the part of the negligent party, as well as the compensation you need to begin to recover from your losses. We can help you document the extent of your loss and file a claim that may receive a fair settlement offer or a substantial award in court.

Why Should I Consider A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

It is true that hiring a wrongful death lawyer, or an attorney affiliated with our firm's other two offices, will not bring back your loved one. However, some of the practical reasons you may wish to seek compensation in a claim include:

  • Replacing the financial contribution and support of a spouse or parent
  • Deter future misconduct, as your claim sends a message to the responsible parties
  • Promote product safety, if a product defect led to the death of your relative
  • Personal peace of mind — separate from criminal charges, a lawsuit is one way to ensure justice is served

Basic Guidelines For Filing A Wrongful Death Claim

The process of filing a wrongful death claim in California is governed by several key laws, which include:

  1. The statute of limitations for filing a claim is two years from the date of death of the family member.
  2. Persons who are entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit include: spouse, domestic partner, children, grandchildren, and stepchildren or parents' dependent on the decedent.
  3. Expenses and losses that may be claimed in a wrongful death suit include end-of-life medical expenses, funeral costs, earning potential of the decedent had they lived, and loss of financial support for surviving family members.

Our firm will explain all your legal options and clarify all laws that have a bearing on your case.

We Stand With You And Fight For Your Family

Our firm honors the memory of wrongful death victims by helping their families survive and thrive. To work together on your claim, call us at 760-780-1402, visit one of our offices in High Desert (Victorville), San Bernardino, or Inland Empire (Cordova), or email us using our online contact form.

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