When bringing a California wrongful death lawsuit, retain an experienced California wrongful death lawyer to represent your interests. Do not wait until “things have settled down.” It is very important to preserve evidence, and the best way to do that is to get in touch with a California wrongful death attorney within the first week of the death, if at all possible.
Depending on the case at hand, family members and dependents might be compensated for financial losses, loss of the decedent’s services and loss of the decedent’s companionship. If the actions of the defendant are found to be negligent, it might be possible to recover punitive damages.
If the death of your loved one was because of murder, homicide or manslaughter, it is possible to file a lawsuit in civil court for economic compensation in addition to criminal prosecution of the defendant by the District Attorney.