South Bay Wrongful Death Lawyer
Damages Available in a Wrongful Death Claim
The courts in the South Bay area and throughout the rest of California recognize the right to sue for the wrongful death of a family member. If you have lost a loved one in an accident which was caused by another person's careless, reckless or otherwise negligent actions, you may have grounds to file a claim in pursuit of monetary damages. Under state law, you could stand to recover financial compensation for all of the lost contributions which you could have expected to receive from your family member in the present and future, as well as for lost gifts and benefits, funeral and burial expenses and even the reasonable value of household services which your loved one would have provided. You can also claim noneconomic damages for your loss of:
- Moral support
- Enjoyment of sexual relations
- Training and guidance
It is important to note, however, that you cannot claim damages for your own grief, sorrow or mental anguish, or for the pain and suffering which your loved one experienced in the time leading up to his or her death.
Get Started on Your Wrongful Death Claim Now
At Layfield & Wallace, APC, we recognize that your wrongful death claim is about more than the money. Not only do you need to recover financial compensation to offset your monetary losses and to make it easier to move on in life, but you also want to secure justice for the wrongs you have suffered. By taking legal action now, you can help to make the South Bay area safer for everyone, since you will be holding the wrongdoer accountable for his or her actions. Our South Bay personal injury lawyers serve clients in Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, Torrance, El Segundo, and Redondo Beach, and we encourage you to contact us now for a free case evaluation to find out how much you could receive in your claim for damages.