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Wrongful Death Lawyer El Cajon

El Cajon offers many positive features for its residents and visitors, including an array of shops and restaurants, a number of municipal parks, an above-average school system, and an affordable standard of living. However, just like any city, El Cajon is also filled with hazards that not only can result in injuries but may even lead to someone's death.

When a person dies, their loved ones are often left with significant financial and psychological impacts. California's wrongful death claims process is a legal process by which the family members of an individual who died as a result of someone else's negligence can seek compensation for the expenses and impacts of the loss by filing a claim against the at-fault party's relevant liability insurance policy.

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Causes of Wrongful Deaths

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

While some states require wrongful death claims to be filed by an administrator of the decedent’s estate on behalf of the family, in California, family members are able to file their claims directly. In order of priority, those who can seek compensation through the wrongful death claims process include:

  • The decedent’s spouse or domestic partner.
  • The decedent’s surviving children.
  • The grandchildren of the decedent, if their child is also deceased.

If there is no surviving spouse or domestic partner, children, or grandchildren to file the claim, compensation can be sought by others in the deceased person’s line of descent, such as parents or siblings. Others who can benefit from a wrongful death claim include the decedent’s stepchildren, children of their putative spouse, or the parents or legal guardians of a minor decedent.

How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Assist You With an El Cajon Wrongful Death Claim

Working on a contingent fee basis so that claimants do not have to pay for their legal services until the claim has been compensated, an experienced El Cajon wrongful death lawyer and their legal team can take a number of actions to assist claimants during the process. These actions include:

  • Providing a free case evaluation, so that claimants can learn more about California’s wrongful death claims process and receive answers to the legal questions they have about their case without obligation.
  • An extensive investigation into the events leading up to the death, in order to determine who was liable for the fatal accident, and the insurance policies they have available that can be accessed to compensate the claim.
  • Communicating with the insurance provider in order to protect the claim from known tactics that insurance companies use to avoid large payouts, as well as to negotiate a settlement offer that fairly compensates the claimant for the expenses and impacts of their loss.
  • Filing a wrongful death lawsuit within California’s wrongful death statute of limitations, which is two years from the date on which the death occurred.
  • Gathering the evidence and documentation needed in order to justify the value of the claim and prove who was liable for the accident.
  • Litigation services, including creating evidence exhibits, deposing witnesses, filing and responding to motions, representing the claim in pre-trial hearings, and presenting the case in court.
  • Assistance in collecting the compensation that was garnered through a negotiated settlement agreement or a court order.
  • Providing the guidance the claimant needs to make important decisions about their claim.

When a wrongful death claimant decides to hire an El Cajon wrongful death lawyer to assist them with their claim, they are asked to sign a contingent fee agreement. This agreement provides details about the kind of services the claimant can expect from their legal team and also specifies that a percentage of the compensation received will be used to pay for the wrongful death attorney. At the conclusion of the claim, the wrongful death attorney receives the compensation for the claimant, withdraws the agreed-upon percentage, and turns the remainder of the proceeds over to the claimant.

The Type of Compensation that Is Available Through the Wrongful Death Claims Process

Wrongful death claimants in El Cajon can seek compensation for the financial costs of their loss, as well as the emotional impacts of it and personal injury. Some of the common monetary expenses that appear on wrongful death damage claims include the cost of the decedent’s final medical expenses, as well as the cost of a funeral service and burial or cremation. Additionally, the claimant can seek compensation for the loss of financial support and household services that were provided by the decedent in life, as well as the loss of gifts and benefits that the claimant could have reasonably expected to receive from the decedent.

The types of psychological impacts that can be compensated through California’s wrongful death claims process include the loss of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, assistance, protection, care, society, and moral support. The decedent’s spouse or domestic partner can seek compensation for the loss of physical intimacy (known as loss of consortium). The decedent’s children can seek compensation for the loss of parental guidance.

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To Learn More About the Wrongful Death Claims Process, Contact Kash Legal

There are few things in life as financially or emotionally devastating as an unexpected death resulting from someone else’s negligence. The Kash Legal team understands how difficult things can be in the face of such profound loss, and our wrongful death lawyers want to make the process of seeking compensation for your family’s loss one less thing you have to worry about by offering quality legal services, compassion, and a firm understanding of the type of compensation needed to move forward after losing a loved one who was counted on for services and support.

Let our experienced El Cajon wrongful death lawyer help you understand California’s wrongful death claims process and answer the questions you have about your case. For your free case evaluation, call us at (888) 527-4128 or contact us online.

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