Santa Rosa Wrongful Death Lawyer

The sudden loss of a family member is always heartbreaking. It can be particularly hard to deal with when their death was brought on by someone else’s or a business’s carelessness. The emotional pain you and your family are going through is something the Santa Rosa wrongful death lawyers at the Law Office of Kasra Parsad are familiar with. We are available to respond to your questions and assist you in seeking compensation and justice from those who caused your loved one’s death. 

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Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Claim in California?

When someone passes away as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the death is wrongful. In general, surviving family members have grounds for a wrongful death claim if the deceased would have had a personal injury claim if they were still alive. Under California Code of Civil Procedure section 377.60, a wrongful death claim can be brought by the decedents:

    • Surviving spouse
    • Domestic partner
    • Child
    • Parents
    • Persons entitled to the deceased’s property as if they did not have a will
    • Putative spouse, children of the putative spouse, or stepchildren of the deceased
    • A minor that resided with the deceased in their home for 180 days and was dependent on them for half of their support
    • A personal representative of the deceased

Speak with a Santa Rosa wrongful death lawyer from the Law Office of Kasra Parsad today to learn more about your case and whether you have a viable wrongful death claim. You never know how a competent lawyer might be able to help you, so there is nothing to lose by getting in touch with our office. Our complimentary consultation comes at no cost and we work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay a cent unless we can recover for you.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

There are various ways a wrongful death can happen. Sometimes they can occur during a medical procedure where the doctor makes a mistake. Other times they can occur due to someone’s wrongful act. Below are some common accidents leading to wrongful deaths: 

What Compensation is Recoverable After a Wrongful Death?

Each wrongful death case is different and the damages that can be recovered and the value of each damage will differ from one case to another. Depending on the facts of your particular claim, you may be able to recover:

    • Medical expenses: These costs include days the decedent spent at the hospital, surgery they received, prescription pills, transportation to the hospital, and doctor visits before their death.
    • Burial and Funeral costs: You should not have to pay these costs due to the negligence of another. 
    • Financial support the deceased would have contributed to their family had they not passed
    • Loss of gifts or benefits the heirs could have expected to receive from the deceased.
    • The reasonable value of household services the deceased could have provided
    • Pain and suffering: Injuries do more than cost you money. They bring emotional distress, pain, inconvenience,  and other losses.
    • Non-economic damages: These include compensation for the loss of the deceased’s society and companionship, protection, affection, moral support, and sexual relations.

How Long Do You Have To Bring a Claim?

California law provides that plaintiffs have two years to file a claim for the death of their loved one that was “caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.” As soon as possible after the death of a loved one, you should reach out to our Santa Rosa wrongful death lawyer.

How Can a Santa Rosa Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?

An unjust and wrongful death is the most devastating consequence of someone else’s negligence. The wrongful death attorney at the Law Office of Kasra Parsad understands how difficult it can be to cope with the loss of a loved one. At our firm, we believe families should not have to accept a wrongful death without a fight. Your family deserves justice, answers, closure, and the right compensation when the negligence or recklessness of another causes the death of your loved one. We will do everything we can to help you alleviate the pain and help you recover the compensation you need to move on with your life.

As soon as possible, you’ll want to contact our Santa Rosa personal injury attorney to assess your options.

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