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Santa Clarita Work-Injury Death Lawyers

When you lose a loved one in an accident, focusing on practical matters is difficult. A wrongful death attorney, like those at Pisegna & Zimmerman, can focus on securing your family’s future while providing you and your loved ones an opportunity to grieve and recover.

Pisegna & Zimmerman offers its clients:

  • More than 60 years of combined experience
  • Compassionate, caring attorneys, sympathetic to clients’ needs
  • Experienced wrongful death attorneys ready to fight for the compensation your family deserves

If your loved one has died due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Pisegna & Zimmerman knows every client is an individual with different needs. Call us today.

Contact our law firm NOW at (818) 888-8888 for a FREE initial consultation, or fill out a contact form and we will reach out to you directly. We are a “Virtual Ready” law firm – we can meet with you over Zoom and utilize DocuSign for rapid legal form processing. When needed, we can travel to your location to discuss your matter personally.

The Santa Clarita Work-Injury Death Lawyers of Pisegna and Zimmerman may be Able to Help

While no amount of compensation can change the outcome of an accident or replace your loved one, a wrongful death attorney can help secure your rights. A wrongful death attorney can also provide you with the opportunity to seek justice for your loved one and obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. At Pisegna & Zimmerman, our legal team will:

  • Conduct an in-depth investigation of your case
  • Gather evidence from all available sources
  • Use our experts and attorneys to obtain just and reasonable compensation for all injuries and losses, past and future, caused by the defendant’s legally proven negligence

Navigating a wrongful death claim by yourself can be a complicated and challenging task. Seeking legal representation can provide you with many benefits. Call Pisegna & Zimmerman today to discuss how we can be of service to you.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a death due to the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, omission, or fault of another. Wrongful death lawsuits are meant to compensate those family members left behind after a fatal accident. A wrongful death may be the result of a negligent or careless act, murder, reckless driving, medical malpractice, or any other causes.

Some of the most common causes of wrongful death arise from the following situations:

It is essential to keep in mind that a wrongful death lawsuit is not a criminal case. A criminal case involving a death is a homicide case. The state brings it against the perpetrator of the crime to punish them with jail, prison, probation, or another state-sanctioned method.

Are You Eligible to Recover for Work Related Death in California?

In California, there are limited people able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. They include:

  • The surviving spouse
  • The surviving domestic partner
  • The surviving children
  • Any heir entitled to proceeds from the estate
  • If financially dependent on the deceased and able to prove it, the following can also bring a wrongful death lawsuit in California:
  • The surviving alleged spouse and children of the alleged spouse
  • The surviving stepchildren
  • The surviving parents of the deceased

Wrongful death claims in California need filed within two years of the date of death.

What Kind of Damages are There in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit includes the following:

  • Expenses related to medical bills for the care of the deceased right before his or her death
  • Costs associated with a funeral
  • Amount of money the deceased reasonably would have earned had he or she remained alive
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of companionship, affection

Even if the deceased never worked outside the home, their contributions are given a monetary value in a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages are recoverable for the elderly and children, as well.

If your loved one’s death was due to the negligent or wrongful acts of another and you have questions about coping with your losses, call Pisegna & Zimmerman. Our Santa Clarity personal injury and wrongful death attorneys are here to help you and your family hold negligent parties accountable. Call us or complete our online form today to take the first step in securing the compensation you need to continue your lives.