Paso Robles Wrongful Death Attorneys

Paso Robles Wrongful Death Attorneys

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we know that no amount of monetary compensation can fill the void left by a loss. The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have a history of representing the family members of wrongful death victims. If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident, we offer our sincere condolences and are here to support you.

Our Paso Robles Wrongful Death Lawyers Handle All Types of Claims

Through the decades, we have gained experience in wrongful death claims arising from all types of accidents. This enables us to be prepared to take on any case, no matter how complex the circumstances. Do not hesitate to contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers following fatal:

  • Auto, bike, truck, or motorcycle accidents
  • Uber & Lyft accidents
  • Turo accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Scooter accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Dangerous property accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Animal attacks
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Traumatic brain injuries

California Wrongful Death Law

California law determines when wrongful death claims arise, who may file this type of suit, and who may receive compensation through a wrongful death settlement or verdict. Under California law, only certain people can file a wrongful death claim. To file a wrongful death lawsuit, you must be a:

  • A surviving spouse, domestic partner, or child
  • A minor who was dependent on the decedent for at least half of their support and who lived with the decedent for at least the past 180 days
  • An heir who would be entitled to property if the decedent passed without a will
  • A personal representative of the decedent’s estate

These individuals also may receive a portion of a wrongful death court ruling or settlement, which can include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses incurred between the date of the accident and death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of decedent’s financial support
  • Loss of value of decedent’s household services
  • Loss of decedent’s companionship

Speak with a Wrongful Death Lawyer

It is vital to obtain accurate legal information as soon as possible after an accident resulting in serious injuries or fatalities. When you may have a legal claim, it’s important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Only by having all the facts can you determine whether you can and should pursue wrongful death compensation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we 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. We look forward to helping you navigate this difficult time.