Wrongful Death Damages

If someone you love was killed due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to wrongful death damages. Call for a free consultation with Ventura wrongful death lawyer Craig Murphy.

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People who have been thrown into a wrongful death situation here in Ventura County often want to know what types of compensation are available to them for all of the damages and losses that they have sustained due to the loss of their family member. What you have to know is that, under California law, the wrongful death claim is split into two types of claims or causes of actions. The first is a survivorship action. A survivorship action means that the person who was killed by someone’s failure to comply with the safety rules or the rules of the road will have sustained injuries, and damages, and suffering that leads to their death. That claim that they have for their injuries, pain, suffering, and the anguish that they go through until their death survives that death. Those claims continue on.

In addition to that, there are the claims for the wrongful death from the close family members and loved ones. You are entitled to compensation for your loss of the love, companionship, and support of that person now and into the future. Those are the two areas of compensation that are available for wrongful death claims here in Ventura County. The thing that you have to know is that wrongful death claims are very complex and that the insurance companies, due to the severe and significant level of damages that are often involved, fight these cases tooth and nail. You have to get a skilled and experienced trial attorney involved in your case early on, so that attorney can go out and build your case, establish the strong foundation, and get the evidence that is required to fully develop and build your case so that the insurance company will come to the table.

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