Wrongful Death Law Attorneys Sacramento
Sensitive Legal Guidance
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 Firm 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 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. Our Sacramento wrongful death attorneys can assist you with your legal case.
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.
Punitive Damages in Sacramento
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 Law Attorneys
No one should have to experience losing a loved one to a sudden tragedy. If it has happened to you, however, allow us to advocate for you through your claim. Contact our Sacramento office by calling 916-643-2200 or emailing us here. The sooner you reach out to our compassionate and committed team, the sooner we can help you earn the resources you need to move forward after your loss.