A Riverside Wrongful Death Lawyer Here To Help
Wrongful death occurs when there is any death that is the direct result of reckless, negligent, or potentially intentionally acts of another entity. These tragic incidents are usually unexpected and may have been more avoidable if the involved had taken more care.
Here at The Beliz Law Firm we want to offer you our deepest condolences. Losing a loved one is a very difficult time, especially if they have been involved in a potentially wrongful death case. If you are seeking a financial recovery for a loved one’s wrongful death, it is important to contact an experienced Riverside wrongful death lawyer who can help. The sooner action is taken against the responsible party, the greater likelihood of recovery.
Who May Be a Claimant?
California’s wrongful death laws are structured so that those closest to the decedent are prioritized when seeking damages. The people who may bring a wrongful death lawsuit are as follows:
- 1. The surviving spouse
- 2. Domestic Partner
- 3. Children
- 4. Dependent step-children
- 5. A minor who was dependent on the decedent that has resided in the home for the prior 6 months
- 6. Dependent parents
If you are one of the above claimants or want to talk about your next options, contact The Beliz Law Firm. We are here to help you through this difficult time.
You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Under California’s wrongful death laws members of the decedent’s family may be entitled to financial compensation from the offending party in terms of economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages may include financial support that the decedent would have contributed to his or her family during the lifetime, expenses incurred from funeral and burial, value of household services the decedent provided, benefits or gifts that the surviving family would have expected to receive from the decedent.
You cannot place a value on a loved one’s life. However, non-economic damages seek to compensate the value your loved one brought. These include the value of the decedent’s training or guidance, loss of their emotional and moral support and care, and the loss of the enjoyment of sexual relationship.
It’s Time To Contact A Riverside Wrongful Death Lawyer
Michael Beliz is a Riverside wrongful death lawyer with years of experience. He knows what you are going through and is there to help. The Beliz Law Firm specializes in the personal injury area of law and has handled many wrongful death cases. If you would like to talk about your options you can schedule a free consultation with The Beliz Law Firm here. We’re here to help.