If you have lost a loved one through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim in civil court. This is a legal option to seek justice for your loved one, hold responsible parties accountable, and recover compensation for your family’s future. Contact Faulkner Law Offices in Bakersfield, California to schedule a free consultation.
Our attorneys have been representing injured people with a sole focus on personal injury matters since 1974. We are not intimidated by large corporations and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary to recover maximum compensation. Our success rate in the courtroom is greater than 90%. We are a family-run firm focused on providing the personalized service and attention our clients deserve.
Wrongful death is a civil action filed by survivors of a deceased person against the party or parties responsible for the death of the deceased. The action is filed on behalf of family members who have lost the support and companionship of the deceased.
A wrongful death claim must have the following elements:
Under the California wrongful death statute, a civil action for wrongful death may be brought by:
Provided they can show that they were financially dependent on the deceased, the following persons may also bring a wrongful death claim:
Potential wrongful death damages include:
There is a statute of limitations (time limit imposed by law) for wrongful death claims, after which the claim is forever barred. In California, a wrongful death claim must be filed with the court within two years of the date of death.
At Faulkner Law Offices in Bakersfield, we understand that dealing with legal matters is the last thing you want to do when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. We are here to provide the quality legal representation you and your family need. If you believe someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing caused your loved one’s death, contact us to schedule a consultation regarding a wrongful death claim.