If a loved one died in an accident, contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. The weeks after the sudden death of a loved one are hectic, but you must take the time to contact an attorney so that your claim gets filed in a timely manner. There is a statute of limitations on filing wrongful death claims.
If the defendant was found to have caused an accident because of negligent behavior, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to wrongful death compensation. While a legal action may seem to be the last thing you want to get involved in at this difficult time, the sooner you start it, the sooner you might be compensated for your loss. A settlement or a judgment will not bring your loved one back, but the money you get from a settlement or judgment will help relieve the financial burden from the lost income. A California wrongful death lawyer helps you through the process and ensures the best possible outcome for your legal action.