Santa Clarita Wrongful Death Lawyer
Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner
In the worst accident cases, the negligence or recklessness of another individual can lead to the death of a loved one. In the U.S., many wrongful deaths are caused by car accidents, truck accidents, and more. If you have experienced the passing of a family member due to the negligence of another person, it’s crucial that you get the legal guidance of an experienced attorney.
At the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser, our legal team can help you and your family navigate this difficult time. With more than 20 years of experience, our Santa Clarita wrongful death attorney can capably handle a wide range of cases. Through a one-on-one approach to each and every case, our firm has established a successful track record.
Contact us today for a completely free case evaluation to learn more about your options. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us legal fees.
Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim in Santa Clarita
After the loss of a loved one, you are faced not only with emotional pain, but with complicated and stressful financial circumstances as well. The purpose of compensation is to ease the financial burden of a loved one’s passing and secure your future.
Depending on the circumstances, you could be eligible for the following compensation, and more:
- Medical Bills
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Companionship
- Lost wages
- Property Damage
Our Santa Clarita wrongful death lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation that holds the appropriate parties responsible for the death of a loved one.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
California law has specific rules as to who can file a wrongful death claim. According to California Code of Civil Procedure section 337.60, et seq the following people can file a wrongful death claim:
- The deceased’s spouse or domestic partner
- The deceased’s child
If the deceased does not have any of the above, then anyone "who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession" is eligible to file a claim according to California law. Other individuals may be able to file a claim if they can prove they were financially dependent on the deceased.
Call for a Free Case Evaluation Today
Throughout each step of your case, our firm will be available to offer experienced legal guidance and compassionate support to you and your family. We can explain your options and help you make informed decisions about your future.