There may be no event in your life that is more devastating than the unexpected loss of a loved one, child, sibling, spouse or parent. When the loved one is killed in an Orange County accident that was caused due to the negligence of another person, however, it only adds to the tragedy of the entire situation. The death of a loved one leaves emotional and material losses, and surviving family members have the right to be fully compensated. Unfortunately, no amount of money or financial compensation can replace your loved one. In a situation such as this you should speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney serving the Fullerton, Irvine, Anaheim, Newport Beach and South Orange County areas.
While the legal implications of your loved one’s death are likely the furthest thing from your mind right now, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced Orange County wrongful death attorney as you may be entitled to benefits, funeral benefits and financial compensation. At The Cifarelli Law Firm, LLP, in Orange County, California, we will explain your rights and help you take the necessary steps to protect your interests and the interests of your children.
Types Of Wrongful Death Cases
The wrongful death attorneys at The Cifarelli Law Firm possess many years combined experience handling all types of fatal accident claims caused by accidents such as car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, animal attacks, medical negligence, child abuse, premises liability accidents and treatment center abuse.
Our lawyers are very well versed in California wrongful death law and we will do everything in our power to get you, and your family, the benefits and financial compensation you are entitled to. While this will in no way replace your loved one or fill the void left by their departure, it may help you to pick up the pieces and move on from this horrendous tragedy.
Helping You Through A Difficult Time
We understand how difficult it can be to deal with the loss of a loved one, and dealing with complex legal issues in the wake of that loss is not something you should have to do. When you hire our firm, we will take the legal issues off your shoulders. We will seek the full measure of compensation in your case and do everything we can to minimize the chances of other families being victimized in a similar manner.
We know that there is no amount of money that will ever take the place of your loved one’s life. It is only our hope that we can put you and your children in the best possible position as you work to move forward from this terrible loss.
Among the damages surviving family members are able to seek in a wrongful death claim are the following:
- Loss of income the loved one would have provided
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Loss of household services the loved one performed
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- The loss of training and guidance to his or her children
California Wrongful Death Statute Of Limitations
Under California law a wrongful death lawsuit has to be filed within 2 years of date of death (D.O.D.) if death was caused by an auto accident, medical malpractice error, assault or animal attack. If asbestos was the cause of death the time frame for filing a fatal accident lawsuit is 1 year from date of death OR 1 year from first knowing. it is not at all a wise move to wait nearly that long and you should speak with an experienced accidental death attorney immediately to discuss your legal options.
Contact An Experienced Fatal Accident Lawyer
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation about your potential wrongful death claim with a member of our legal team. You can reach our office by phone at (949) 502-8600.
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