There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one unexpectedly. Knowing that your loved one’s death could have—and should have—been prevented can make the healing process even more challenging. When someone’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions cause the death of another person, the surviving family members and/or heirs of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is meant to help the family recover compensation for their losses and hold the negligent party accountable.
Torem & Associates understands just how difficult this time is for you and your family. Our wrongful death lawyers in Fresno offer personalized, caring legal support and compassionate guidance through the legal process. We can handle every aspect of your claim so that you can focus on healing. We offer free initial consultations and there is no upfront fee for you; if we do not win your case, you do not pay.
Call our office at (888) 500-5000 or submit an online contact form for a free, confidential case evaluation with our legal team.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
State law allows certain individuals to file a wrongful death claim in California. These people include:
- The surviving spouse of the deceased
- The surviving children of the deceased (if any)
- Anyone who is entitled to inherit property from the deceased’s estate, if no direct heir exists
- The surviving stepchildren or parents of the deceased, if they were dependent on the deceased at the time of death
A surviving sibling or “putative” spouse may also be able to bring a wrongful death claim, depending on the particular circumstances involved. If you are not sure if you are entitled to file a claim, contact a Fresno wrongful death attorney at our firm. We can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Discuss Your Case with Our Team Today
At Torem & Associates, we have more than 35 years of legal experience and have handled all types of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. We have assisted the surviving family members of people who were killed in car accidents, by defective products, as a result of medical malpractice, and in many other types of accidents. While financial compensation cannot undo what has happened, it can provide you with the assistance you need to get back on your feet. Many people who file wrongful death claims are able to recover compensation for medical expenses incurred prior to their loved one’s death, funeral costs, loss of expected income, loss of companionship, and more.
Call Torem & Associates at (888) 500-5000 or contact us online. Se habla español.