The death of a loved one is never an easy thing to deal with, especially when you know that the death could have been avoided.
The anguish can be compounded many times over when the death is caused by the negligent actions of another person - an example of a wrongful death.
Your husband was on his way home from work. It was a beautiful day and he had flowers on the seat next to him - they were for you - just because - no specific reason. He was just a few minutes away from his exit on the freeway when a truck driver, busy on the phone while driving, was not paying attention. He crashed into your husband who didn't have a chance.
The trucker could be liable for the wrongful death of your husband.
Damages in a wrongful death lawsuit can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Lost love and affection
California's wrongful death laws permit only individuals with a certain relationship to the victim to file a claim.
California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1 states that "you have two years from the date of the accident or incident causing the wrongful death" to file a lawsuit. If you do not file within that two-year period, you may lose your right to sue.
If you are a surviving family member suffering from the loss of your loved one, we know that no amount of money can bring him or her back; however, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss.
Contact the experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Peach & Weathers. We understand the complex nature of a wrongful death claim - we have helped numerous clients through the difficult circumstances brought about by their tragic loss and we can help you.