In 2016, there were 3, 357 fatal car accidents in California, leaving thousands of family members wondering where to turn for help and what to do next. A fatal car accident lawyer with Bennett Johnson, LLP in Oakland, CA, can help recover compensation for your many losses. Attorneys Richard C. Bennett, William Johnson, and Andrew Johnson are prepared to file a wrongful death suit on your behalf. They can illustrate who was at fault and the extent of the losses you now face. With our help, you can collect a settlement or jury award that helps you and your family to cope with an immense loss. To book your free case review, contact us online or call us at (530) 413-0245.
What is Required in Wrongful Death Action?
In order to file a wrongful death suit, certain criteria must be met. In California, you must file suit within two years of the incident.
The claim can be made by a:
- Surviving spouse
- Domestic partner
- Person legally entitled to receive property or assets of the deceased
- Putative spouse or children
In some instances, it may be necessary to set up an estate for the deceased, which is a separate legal undertaking. We can accept this task on behalf of your family.
Our firm has collected over $500 million for our clients.
Why You Need a Lawyer
If another party's negligence caused an accident that cost your loved one his or her life, you deserve maximum compensation. Collecting the best possible settlement or jury award requires legal representation. Let our attorneys handle the legal complexities of your case while you and your family concentrate on healing. We can gather evidence, file paperwork correctly and promptly, and handle any insurance adjustors on your behalf. We are here to protect your best interests and make certain that justice is served.
Our firm has collected over $500 million for our clients. Bennett Johnson, LLP has focused exclusively on personal injury for over 40 years, and we are prepared to help you and your family collect the restitution you are owed.
What Types of Damages Can I Collect?
The death of a loved one is costly in many ways. Some of the many losses your attorney will assess include:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses before the death
- Loss of income
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship and affection
- Pain and suffering
Some of these losses can be assessed simply by checking paperwork. Others are not as simple. An attorney can provide an apt assessment of exactly how this loss will impact your life.
Book Your Consultation
Coping with the aftermath of the death of a loved one is incredibly difficult. You and your family likely face many unknowns at this time, and you deserve the help of an attorney who can take on the responsibility of proving who is at fault for your loss and demonstrating the impact this loss will have on your future. To book a case review, contact us online or call our office at (530) 413-0245. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that you owe us nothing unless we help you to collect.