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Hayward Wrongful Death Lawyer

If your loved one has died in Hayward due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another party, you undoubtedly feel pain and grief. You have lost the companionship of your loved one and have to live knowing that it didn’t have to happen. You may wonder if there’s anything you can do in order to help relieve the pain and suffering you’re feeling.

Luckily, there is. When someone dies as the result of another party’s negligent action, the law allows certain family members to file a type of lawsuit known as wrongful death. This is designed to obtain justice for survivors, who may suffer financial hardship in addition to the emotional trauma of the death. If your loved one died as a result of negligent actions, the experienced Hayward wrongful death lawyers at Kash Legal will help you fight for justice.

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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful death is a type of personal injury lawsuit in which the person harmed has died rather than just suffer injury. Wrongful death cases can be filed if your loved one was killed through a criminal action, such as assault and battery, or through negligence. You may file a wrongful death suit if you are:

  • The surviving spouse or domestic partner of the deceased person
  • A child of the deceased person
  • A grandchild of the deceased person if your parent is also deceased

Also, you can also file a wrongful death suit if you were dependent financially on the deceased and have evidence of such dependence. People with the following relationship can bring a suit in this case:

  • Parents of the deceased
  • Stepchildren of the deceased
  • Legal guardians if the parents are deceased
  • Putative spouses who believed themselves (mistakenly) to be married to the deceased and their children

Finally, if no family member with these relationships exists, anyone who is entitled legally to the deceased’s property can bring a wrongful death lawsuit, such as siblings or the parents. A Hayward wrongful death lawyer can help you pursue such a suit. 

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What Compensation Is Available in Wrongful Death Claims?

A wrongful death suit seeks financial compensation for expenses associated with the death and the death’s effect on the surviving loved ones. Compensation can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Financial support the decedent would have contributed to the family had they lived
  • The dollar value of household services that the deceased person would have provided had they lived
  • The loss of any benefits or gifts that the deceased person would have provided had they lived

In addition to damages for economic losses, a wrongful death suit can also seek damages for non-economic losses, such as love of companionship and pain and suffering. The total compensation award will include both economic and non-economic losses.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death can happen from almost any cause. It can stem from any negligent action. Negligence means that a person or organization owed a duty of care, and that the duty of care was breached by the offending party. Car drivers, for instance, owe a duty of care consisting of following the law and driving safely and prudently. If they don’t, an accident can happen.

Vehicle accidents of all types are one of the most common causes of wrongful death. In Hayward alone, 336 people suffered injury and death in vehicle accidents in 2020, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Wrongful death can also occur in workplace accidents. In fact, more than 1,000 accidental deaths occurred in the construction industry alone recently throughout the country.

Among senior citizens, more than 34,000 deaths stemmed from falls in a recent year – the most common fatal accident among the elderly. Falls in nursing homes may result from negligent care or lack of appropriate oversight. Also, violent crime rose in California in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While not the most common cause of wrongful death suits, violent crime such as assault is unfortunately more common than it once was.

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How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Suit?

In California, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death suit is two years from the date of the death. So your Hayward wrongful death attorney would need to file within that period or the court will refuse to hear the case.

It’s important to understand, however, that the sooner you speak to an attorney, the more the attorney can help. All legal cases depend on evidence, such as police reports, eyewitness testimony, medical records, and even surveillance footage. The more time that goes by, unfortunately, the greater the likelihood that evidence may be lost, damaged, or, in the case of eyewitnesses, unreliable.

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Let a Hayward Wrongful Death Lawyer From Kash Legal Help

The Hayward wrongful death attorneys at Kash Legal understand that you feel grief and loss in the wake of a loved one’s death. We are dedicated to seeking justice for your loved one and your family. We can help you bring a lawsuit or negotiate with insurance companies after an accident. Our first consultation is always free. Contact us online or call us any time at (888) 527-4128.

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Jonathan has been great in getting my accident case settled and for more than I expected. They took care of everything for me so I didn't have to deal with any insurance agencies. Highly recommended.

Cynthia R.San Francisco, CA

Kash Legal Group . Jonathan and his team are the best. Never have I delt with such a professional, caring group. They kept in touch and informed me the whole journey. Eileen was so comforting to me. And I would MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TEAM ..

Deanna S.Big Bear, CA

I am super satisfied with the job Kashani and his team had done for me after my car accident. They help me get all the attention I needed after accident plus got me a good compensation. They all are very pleasant and know what are doing, they are very professional and sharp . The group firm assisted me till make sure I was healed and make sure everything was paid by other insurance.

Felipe C.Riverside, CA

After my injury, I contacted Kash Legal in hopes of getting justice for what had happened to me. Kash Legal has helped me achieve that goal, and even during the COVID pandemic, they had always kept fighting and updating me on the case with extreme professionalism. Kash Legal changed my life for the better, and did a fantastic job doing so.

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