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Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death AttorneyWhen the negligent or careless conduct of someone causes the death of a family member or loved one, California recognizes a claim for wrongful death. Wrongful death claims frequently arise out of accidents caused by drunk drivers, trucking accidents, construction site accidents, defective products, drownings at pools or hot tubs, automobile accidents and pedestrian accidents.

A wrongful death lawsuit permits the spouse, children, siblings and parents of the deceased to be compensated in money damages for the economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages will include the victim’s earning capacity for their projected life expectancy, the value of the services performed by the victim that now must be performed by someone else, and any gifts that the victim would likely have given to the heirs had the victim been alive. The non-economic damages permit the heirs to recover the loss of the victim’s championship, love, moral support and sexual relations between married spouses.

The survivors of the deceased are typically emotionally distraught from their loss and many defendants or their insurance carriers will attempt to take advantage of the emotional situation and settle your claims before you are able to retain legal representation. While insurance adjusters are pretending to be compassionate, they are typically offering a settlement compensation package that is inadequate to fully compensate you for the harm caused by their policyholder.

Rocky K. Copley has significant experience in wrongful death claims and will assist you in the evaluation of your loss, the accident, and thereafter present your case in order to obtain full and complete compensation from the defendant or its insurance carrier. Please contact Rocky K. Copley for a free initial consultation today.

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