San Bernardino Wrongful Death Attorneys
Losing a family member is difficult at any time, but especially so when the loss is sudden and could have been prevented. Following a fatal accident, you may be entitled to collect certain damages for the loss of your loved one.
Our San Bernardino wrongful death lawyer is here to help you handle the legal issues related to the wrongful death or fatal accident of a family member so that you can focus on rebuilding your life after tragedy. We are qualified to handle wrongful death lawsuits arising from auto accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, dangerous premises, and animal attacks.
Recoverable Damages in a San Bernardino Wrongful Death Action
A wrongful death claim arises when a person’s death is caused by the negligence, recklessness, or wrongful acts of another. California law allows family members, including surviving spouses, domestic partners, and children, to bring an action against the responsible party to recover damages that they have personally suffered as a result of the loss. If your loved one’s death resulted from a work-related incident, you may be entitled to death benefits under California’s workers’ compensation system. We can help you file these claims as well.
Damages that you may recover in a wrongful death claim include, but are not limited to:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future earnings the deceased would have provided for the surviving family members
- Lost pensions or retirement benefits
- Loss of companionship, love, comfort, care, protection, and moral support
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of training and guidance for children
- Grief, mental anguish, and suffering
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another it is important to seek immediate legal advice and representation to protect your right to recovery. California laws set deadlines for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, which may vary significantly depending on the parties involved and other facts of the case.
Fatal Accident Lawyer in San Bernardino
The San Bernardino fatal accident attorneys at Moga Law Firm will help ensure that your family’s rights are protected if you have lost a loved one in an accident. Please contact our offices by calling 909-931-2444 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. We directly assist both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking clients, and handle wrongful death cases on a contingency arrangement, which means you pay no legal fees until we achieve a recovery on your behalf. Se habla español.