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Wrongful Death Attorneys
Sacramento, Fairfield and Bay Area
If you have suffered the tragic loss of an immediate family member due to another party’s negligent or deliberately wrongful actions, we at the York Law Corporation extend our deepest sympathies. Further, we invite you to contact our firm to learn about how we can help ease your financial burden by filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of you and your family. We offer compassionate, dedicated legal counsel from a team of experienced wrongful death attorneys. Our lawyers serve Sacramento, Fairfield, and surrounding North Bay Area communities, providing gentle guidance to the families of victims and aggressive representation against the parties responsible for their suffering. To schedule a case evaluation, please contact our firm today.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when the negligent or deliberately harmful actions of an individual, company, or entity causes another person to be killed. Wrongful death claims often arise from accidents caused by unsafe premises or products and medical malpractice, including auto, large truck, and motorcycle accidents, elder abuse, and workplace accidents. The attorney representing the surviving family members must be able to demonstrate that the defendant acted negligently, and that his or her negligence caused the injury and death of the victim.
Wrongful Death Damages
While no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of your loved one, wrongful death damages can reduce the stress associated with the financial repercussions of an unexpected death. The compensation survivors are able to obtain depends on several factors, including the circumstances surrounding the accident and the impact of the death on the survivors’ financial status. A wrongful death settlement can include compensatory and punitive damages:
Compensatory damages cover expenses directly related to the death, thereby minimizing the financial impact of the death on the victim’s family. These expenses include medical costs prior to death, loss of future wages and support, and funeral and burial costs.
In wrongful death cases in which the responsible party acted intentionally, recklessly, or with gross negligence, the judge may impose punitive damages, or damages intended to serve as a punishment to the defendant.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have lost a beloved member of your family due to someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights. Contact York Law Corporation to schedule a case evaluation with one of our wrongful death attorneys. Our lawyers serve Sacramento, Fairfield, and surrounding North Bay Area communities.