Fatal Accidents And Wrongful Death Lawsuits
There are few events more personally and emotionally devastating than the loss of a loved one or family member in a fatal accident. While you are dealing with your grief, you may also be facing important legal and financial issues that will affect you or your family’s future.
At McKnight and McKnight Law, APC, in Bakersfield, California, our lawyers represent families who have lost loved ones as a result of the negligence or wrongful actions of other parties.
We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights under California law and answer your questions. To discuss a wrongful death case with an experienced lawyer, call us at 661-578-5669.
Compensation In A Wrongful Death Case
While nothing can bring your family member back, California law allows you to seek compensation for your losses, including:
- Financial support the deceased person provided
- Services performed by the deceased person
- Emotional damages including loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection or moral support due to the loss of a parent, child or spouse
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Funeral expenses
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can sometimes help families get answers to their questions. For example, if your loved one was killed in a car accident, he or she will be unable to tell his or her side of how the accident happened. Our legal system can make a finding of liability and hold the responsible party accountable.
Our lawyers can deal with your legal and financial concerns while you can deal with your grief and the emotional needs of your family.