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Wrongful Death Claims in Palm Springs

casket of a deceased loved one at a funeralLosing a close loved one such as a spouse, child or parent is never easy, especially when you know that if another person had not been negligent, your loved one would still be alive. While little can be done to alleviate the grief people must go through after a wrongful death has occurred, many things can be done to ensure that families remain financially stable.

The truth is, aside from dealing with the emotional after-effects of wrongful deaths, families must also deal with financial hardships. From paying for unexpected funerals to covering deceased loved ones' medical bills, wrongful deaths can be quite costly for family members. In the state of California, if families can prove that their loved ones' deaths were caused by other peoples' negligence, family members may file wrongful death claims, which may allow them to recover compensation from negligent parties.

Who Has the Right to Sue for Wrongful Death?

The state of California allows the following individuals to pursue compensation for wrongful death:

  • Surviving spouses or domestic partners
  • Surviving children of the deceased
  • Surviving grandchildren of any deceased children of the decedent

This does not mean that if you don't fall under the above categories that you are prevented from pursuing compensation. In some cases, if you can prove that you were dependent on the deceased, you may still file a wrongful death claim under the following circumstances:

  • If you believed that you were in a lawful marriage with the deceased, but were mistaken (this can also include your children)
  • Stepchildren of the deceased
  • Parents of the deceased
  • Legal guardians of the deceased (if their parents are no longer alive)

What Damages are Awarded in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Families who have lost loved ones due to the reckless actions or negligence of other people may take legal action by filing wrongful death claims. If successful, family members may receive compensation for:

  • Their lost loved ones' medical bills
  • Burial expenses
  • Lost earned income

Family members may also seek punitive damages for their loss of companionship and pain and suffering.

Hire a Professional Wrongful Death Lawyer in Palm Springs!

The Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. wrongful death attorneys in Palm Springs know that it takes a great deal of time for people to get over the loss of a close loved one. During that time, the firm believes that people should be allowed to grieve without having to worry about their finances being compromised by unexpected costs. For this reason, the legal team is more than willing to help families recover the compensation they deserve from the negligent parties who are responsible for the deaths of their loved ones.

If you are fighting for a settlement against a negligent party after the wrongful death of a loved one, contact a Palm Springs wrongful death lawyer at our firm today.

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