Compensation For Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one due to another’s wrongdoing, it is vital to choose an attorney who is highly qualified and has successfully resolved many wrongful death cases in the past.
At the Kuvara Law Firm, we have handled wrongful death claims for more than 40 years. During this traumatic time for you and your family, the last thing you want is to get caught up in endless litigation. You simply want the negligent party to be held accountable and you want compensation for your losses. We have a reputation for fair and fast resolutions to these matters.
Why File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Surviving family members of people who died from a fatal accident, such as a fatal auto accident, can file claims to receive compensation for their losses and suffering. These damages may include punitive fines if the wrongful death was caused intentionally or maliciously. Compensation for wrongful death often includes money for medical expenses, funeral costs, anticipated earnings of the deceased (even if the deceased was not working at the time of his or her death), loss of benefits, loss of inheritance, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of care and companionship and any other losses incurred because of the wrongful death.
Generally speaking, wrongful death claims must be filed by, or in the name of, a surviving spouse, children, or some other dependent or beneficiary.
Fatal Accident Claims Must Be Filed In A Timely Manner
Every state has a complicated set of time limits, known as statutes of limitation, surrounding wrongful death claims. These statutes limit time between the death and the day the claim is filed. In general, most California wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within one or two years of the death. If the police or another government organization was responsible for the death, then the statute of limitations is usually much less. Cases involving wrongful death of children may have extended statutes of limitations. In cases where the proximate cause of death was not discovered until sometime after the death, the statute of limitations may also be extended, especially if there are unique and special circumstances surrounding the death.
You Do Not Have To Do This Alone
The prospect of pursuing a wrongful death claim can be daunting during this difficult time for you and your family. Rest assured, you are not in this alone. Our personal injury lawyers will do the work. We will take on the stress of the claim so you can focus on spending time with your family, celebrating the life of the one you have lost and healing as much as possible.
Personal attention is one of our law firm’s greatest strengths. We treat you like family and we will honor your loved one like family as we press forward to get justice and compensation. We will stand beside you and help in every way we can during this time of mourning.
From our headquarters in San Rafael and law offices throughout Northern California, we represent the families of fatal accident victims statewide.