Palm Springs Wrongful Death Attorney

When a person dies due to the negligent or reckless behavior of an individual or entity, it is considered a wrongful death. Pursuing legal action for the death of a loved one requires retaining representation from a well-qualified wrongful death attorney. Liljegren Legal Group has successfully litigated numerous cases for relatives who filed wrongful death claims after losing a loved one. Dealing with the death of a loved one is extremely painful. The compassionate attorneys at Liljegren Law Group provide personalized care and attention to all of their clients during this traumatic time.

People Entitled to File a Wrongful Death Claim in California

The purpose of California's wrongful death statutes is to compensate family members for the personal and financial loss they have to endure when a loved one has died. According to the law, people entitled to file a wrongful death suit are:

  • The deceased person's spouse and children, as well as dependent stepchildren and/or parents
  • A person entitled to inherit the deceased's estate based on intestate succession laws if a surviving spouse, children, or dependents don't exist
  • The next of kin if any of the previously mentioned relatives don't exist

Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

California recognizes the important contributions a deceased person made to the household. When a negligent party is responsible for the death of that person, the surviving family members are entitled to receive some form of compensation for the losses incurred. Types of damages that can be granted in a wrongful death case include:

  • The anticipated financial contribution the deceased person would have made to the relatives or next of kin
  • Costs for a funeral and burial
  • Loss of household services the deceased person would have contributed to the family
  • Pain and suffering of the surviving family members

Free Consultation with a Palm Springs Wrongful Death Attorney

If you believe a loved one has died due to the negligent actions of another person, contact us at (866) 613-9906. Arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys. We have offices located in the Palm Springs area and throughout Southern California. We will evaluate your case and explain your legal rights. We work aggressively on behalf of all of our clients and will guide you through the entire legal process.