Clovis Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Clovis Wrongful Death Attorneys
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our team is here to help you move forward physically, emotionally, and financially after the tragic loss of a loved one. Our attorneys have a history of proudly representing the family members of wrongful death victims. When you meet with us, we will ask you several critical questions to determine whether you have grounds to bring a wrongful death claim. Some of these questions might include:
- How did the accident happen?
- Did your loved one receive any medical treatment between the accident and his or her death?
- Have you spoken with the opposing party or his insurance company?
- Have you saved or recorded any of your conversations with the other parties or with eyewitnesses?
- Did you speak with anyone else about the accident or the circumstances surrounding it?
If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident, we offer our sincere condolences.
What Is A Wrongful Death Claim and Who Can File One?
The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate bereaved family members when someone else’s negligence results in a tragic, untimely death. The law is constructed to help families shoulder the financial burdens that stem from these situations.
In California, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate, or various parties who stand to inherit the deceased’s property if the deceased passed without a will, can bring a wrongful death claim.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
Our wrongful death practice group handles the following types of wrongful death claims in our State:
- Car, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents
- Accidents involving rideshare vehicles
- Turo accidents
- Scooter accidents
- Boating accidents
- Train accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Aircraft accidents
- Bus accidents
What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?
Your compensation in a wrongful death case will vary based on the circumstances. Generally, you may be able to recover compensatory damages and exemplary damages. Compensatory damages cover both economic and non-economic losses. An example of an economic loss is lost income, property damage, and medical expenses, while a non-economic injury would involve emotional trauma, distress, and pain and suffering. On the other hand, exemplary damages are applied in a few unique circumstances and tend to be discretionary. As such, your lawyer will help you decide whether you should raise one in your case.
Speak with a Wrongful Death Lawyer.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are here to take over the logistics of your case so that you can focus on properly grieving. We will do all we can do alleviate your stress and help you recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet. To schedule a free case consultation with us, we welcome you to send us a message online or to call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to you.