Wrongful Death Attorneys in San Diego, California

Losing a loved one is incredibly painful on its own. When your loved one was lost due to the negligent actions of another person or entity, the pain you are feeling may be accompanied by confusion and anger. The party that was responsible for the death of your loved one deserves to be held accountable. If you believe that you have grounds to pursue a wrongful death case, contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Our team at Schroth & Schroth is dedicated to serving your needs during this difficult time. When you’ve lost a loved one, you should be able to focus on healing and moving forward. We’ll do everything in our power to take the weight off your shoulders while we seek the compensation you deserve in your wrongful death claim. Schedule a free initial consultation today with our attorneys in San Diego, California, and Jackson, Wyoming.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In the state of California, there are specifications as to who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The following parties are some of the individuals who have the right to file a claim on behalf of the deceased:

  • Surviving spouses
  • Domestic partners
  • Children
  • Grandchildren

In the event that there is not a surviving relative to bring the wrongful death lawsuit, then those entitled to the property of the deceased under California’s succession laws may be eligible. 

If you are unsure of whether or not you are considered an eligible party to bring a wrongful death claim, schedule a consultation with our team of attorneys at Schroth & Schroth today. We can discuss your case and determine whether or not you have grounds to seek compensation on behalf of your loved one.

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What Kind of Compensation Can You Recover?

In a wrongful death claim, there are two kinds of compensation you may be able to recover: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are intended to cover tangible financial losses.

Some examples of economic damages include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Financial support that the deceased would have contributed to the family
  • Expenses to cover medical bills for the care of the deceased before death

In addition to economic damages, you may be able to recover non-economic damages. These damages are intended to compensate for the intangible effects that the loss of the loved one may have on you and your family. 

Some examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of affection
  • Loss of protection

In the state of California, the appropriate amount of compensation to be awarded is decided on a case by case basis. Every situation is different and needs to be treated as such. As your attorneys, we will seek to fight for the adequate compensation you need to move forward.

Allow Our Attorneys to Advocate for You

You have two years from the date of death of your loved one to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Time is of the essence, so if you have lost a loved one, reach out today to start fighting for the compensation you deserve. 

Schedule a consultation with our attorneys at Schroth & Schroth to discuss your case and determine how you can hold the responsible party accountable. We serve individuals from our offices in San Diego, California, and Jackson, Wyoming. Contact us if you are located in the surrounding areas of Escondido or Oceanside, California, as well as Alpine, Wyoming.

Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving San Diego, California

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity, schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys at Schroth & Schroth. Our goal is to fight for justice to be served so you can move forward. Together, we can seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today if you are located in San Diego, Escondido, or Oceanside, California, as well as Jackson or Alpine, Wyoming.