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Orange County Wrongful Death Lawyer

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No amount of money can ever replace the horrific pain of losing a loved one in a wrongful death accident. However, the medical bills prior to death, loss of income upon the death of a provider, and funeral expenses can leave families in an unexpected financial bind.

No one should need to worry about these costs in the wake of tragedy. That is why Sachs Law, APC wants to help you. While you mourn and recover from your loss, we can seek a maximum payout on your behalf. We have an established reputation in the Orange County community and also serve clients in Irvine, Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Costa Mesa.

Call our Orange County wrongful death attorneys at (949) 575-8744 to discuss your case.

We Work On Contingency Fees

We understand that you may be hesitant to hire a lawyer during this financially stressful time which is why our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will not request any money from you until you have received a settlement or verdict. Let us front the financial costs of going to court for you. We want to do everything we can to help you move through this difficult time.

We may be able to secure both economic and non-economic damages for you. Economic damages include reimbursements for the memorial service, burial costs, loss of wages, value of the household services that the deceased provided, gifts and benefits that heirs expected to receive from the deceased, and hospital bills. Non-economic damages refer to compensation for loss of consortium, loss of moral support, loss of training and guidance, loss of affection, and loss of protection.

Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death?

You can act as the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of California if you had a familial relationship with the deceased, including:

  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Domestic partner
  • Grandchild (if the deceased’s children are also deceased)
  • Other minors who depended on the deceased for at least 50% of financial support (such as a stepchild)

You also have the right to sue for wrongful death if you had a legal claim to the deceased’s estate according to California’s intestate succession laws.

What Damages Are Available?

Damages are another word for compensation won in a personal injury claim. Different states have different laws regarding what can be recovered and how much. Wrongful death damages in California can be broken up into two categories. Damages paid to the deceased estate and damages paid to surviving family members.

Damages paid to the estate typically cover:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical and/or hospital bills associated with their passing
  • Lost income or potential income the deceased would have earned if they had survived

Damages paid to surviving family members typically include

  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of love, guidance, and community
  • Value of household service

The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases in California is two years so take action today to obtain justice for your loved one. Call us at (949) 575-8744 for a free consultation.

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