In California, a cause of action for the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another may be asserted by a surviving spouse, domestic partner, and children (in some cases grandchildren). After the tragic loss of a loved one, the last thing one should worry about is the insurance company taking advantage of you as you are mourning. Although there is no dollar amount that may be placed on one’s life, is not uncommon for an insurance company to present you a low ball offer.
If someone’s negligence resulted in a loved one’s death, under a survivor action, you may be entitled to the loss of financial support, loss of love, attention, protection affection, moral support, and guidance. In cases that involved recklessness or drunk driving, punitive damages may be pursued as well.
If you have lost a love one due to someone else’s negligence, call us now for a free – no obligation – consultation. We are ready to serve you. If there is no recovery, you do not owe us a penny. No fees. No costs.