Wrongful Death Lawyers Sacramento
Losing a loved one… it’s one of the most excruciating experiences one can endure. From the mental anguish that comes from deep loss to the exhaustion from emotional strife… the death of a loved one can often be unbearable, even financially crippling.The questions you may find yourself asking are:
- How will I take care of my family?
- How will I cover the medical and funeral expenses?
- How am I going to get through this?
- How do I get my life back?
At The Law Offices of Zappettini & Bradley, we are dedicated to helping grieving families get the justice they deserve and the compensation needed to secure peace of mind, allowing them to move on with their lives following the loss of a loved one. Our lawyers and staff provide expert legal guidance while upholding the highest standards of clear client communication and service. With us, you get the respect you deserve.
There are Time Limits for Recovery
To collect damages for wrongful death, the plaintiff must first prove that a negligent act or an act with intent to do harm to the victim caused the death. In addition to the urgency of gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to establish said liability, in California, survivors and heirs must also file wrongful death lawsuits before the statutory deadline for said actions expire. It’s understandable that the decedent’s family and friends are grieving, but it’s imperative that someone among these heirs is proactive and initiates the legal action necessary to secure full compensation for all plaintiffs.
The Law Offices of Zappettini & Bradley will assist families following the death of a loved one with a no-charge initial legal consultation. Intended as an informational meeting for the family, one of our personal injury attorneys will discuss the details of your case, estimate the potential award that can be recovered, advise on next steps to be taken, and if our services are warranted, explain the fees we charge.
It is crucial that you take the first step NOW, and call us at (916) 457-5022 to get your wrongful death claim started. Monetary compensation may not make everything right, but it will help alleviate the burden placed on your family and grant you the time to mourn your loved one’s passing and eventually heal.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
California laws regarding wrongful death claims are complex which is why it is important to get help from a qualified legal professional who handles these types of cases. As the survivor of a wrongful death victim, you can pursue the following damages:
- Loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, solace, moral support, and (if you’re the spouse) consortium of the decedent;
- Value of household services;
- The value of financial support.
There are fixed expenses to consider as well, such as burial and funeral costs. To determine the full extent of damages you are entitled to, consult with an attorney.
Building Your Case
In order to build a suitable legal case against the negligent party, our firm may employ private investigative services to secure evidence that accurately supports your allegations. Details of an accident can be obtained through eyewitness accounts, and by recreating the events. Our technicians utilize scene reconstruction technology to provide persuasive physical and video evidence of negligence.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
After a death in an accident, only particular people can file a wrongful death claim. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Zappettini & Bradley can help you determine who is allowed to file a claim.
Proving Wrongful Death Damages
Testimony from financial advisers and doctors can attest to the possible financial strain due to the wrongful death accident to better establish appropriate compensation for personal damages. If medical treatment for emotional distress is unavailable through your health insurance provider, the firm may set up any recommended treatment. Professional medical care can be fulfilled via our network of qualified physicians and psychiatrists.
After a wrongful death, the law provides ways for the victim’s family to pursue damages from the accident whether it was intentional or unintentional. Damages may be recovered if a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, drunk driving accident, or any other situation where another person was responsible for the victim’s death.
The Law Offices of Zappettini & Bradley are dedicated to protecting victims against insurance companies that do not have their best interest in mind. We are ready to pursue fair compensation for you or your loved ones in the event of such an unfortunate tragedy.
The Law Office of Zappettini & Bradley – Your Wrongful Death Lawyers
We have maintained a steady client focus that has earned the firm a reputation for aggressive representation for all accident victims. If a loved one has recently died due to the negligence of others, please contact The Law Office of Zappettini & Bradley at (916) 457-5022.
No Win, No Fee
The Law Office of Zappettini & Bradley represents clients under a contingency fee structure. Contingency fees do not require immediate payment from the client. The benefit of this fee structure is that there is no cash outlay for you to pursue legal actions. This structure also aligns our interests with yours, as our payment is completely dependent on our ability to achieve a positive outcome for your case.