Riverside Wrongful Death Attorney
For immediate help, or to get a Free case evaluation, please contact our Riverside Wrongful Death Attorney of Bisnar Chase to discuss your legal options. Our award winning fatal accident attorneys, litigation team, and research experts have years of experience dealing with these complicated cases and the resources to take them on.
Seeking The Right Riverside Wrongful Death Lawyer
If someone you love has died because of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to make a wrongful death claim. The Riverside wrongful death lawyers at Bisnar Chase have a combined total of 60 years of experience representing personal injury cases including those entitled to bring California wrongful death claims against individuals and corporations. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Elements of a Riverside Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is any death caused by a negligent, careless, intentional or reckless act of another person or corporation.
The required elements for a Riverside wrongful death case include:
- -- Death of person (Fatal accident or injury)
- -- That death was caused by the negligence of another
- -- There are surviving family members who are monetarily suffering due to that death
- -- There must be a personal representative appointed to bring the suit on behalf of the decedent's estate.
If you are able to prove that you will experience severe future emotional and financial hardship as a result of the fatal injury or accident of this person, per California law there are three kinds of damages you may be entitled to claim:
- The loss of the love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, solace, moral support, and (if a spouse is a claimant) consortium of the decedent
- The value of the household services the decedent would have provided in the future
- The value of the financial support which the claimant would have received from the decedent but for the death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Before anyone can recover any damages, first you have to determine WHO is actually authorized to seek wrongful death damages.
As a general rule, the first people in line are the surviving spouse, children and the surviving issue of deceased children of the decedent. If these relationships do not exist, then the parents, siblings, children of deceased siblings, grandparents and their lineal descendants may make a claim.
The line continues further down to the putative spouse (a person who can prove that he or she had a good faith belief that he or she was married to the decedent but was, in fact, not married to the decedent), children of the putative spouse, stepchildren, and parents of the decedent.
Wrongful death cases are complicated and you need an attorney who knows the Riverside County wrongful death laws inside and out and someone who has successfully tried similar cases in the past.
We know that the emotional, psychological and financial hardship you are going through leaves you little time for understanding all of the legal issues involved. That's why we do everything we can to take the burden off of you so you can take care of yourself and your other family members during this incredibly difficult time.
Contact our Riverside wrongful death lawyers about your case today. 800-561-4887.