Wrongful Death Attorneys in Monterey County, CA
JRG Has the Experience You Need to Win Your Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death cases are available in the event of the death of a loved one due to the negligence or legal fault of another. The persons with the right to make a claim caused by the loss of their loved one include family members, decedents (heirs), and dependents of the decedent. If your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of another person, the intentional act of another, or due to a defective product, JRG Attorneys at Law can represent your interests and seek a settlement or verdict for damages you have suffered.
Veteran trial lawyer Robert (Bob) Rosenthal leads the personal injury department at JRG. With over 40 years of legal experience, which includes over 150 trials, Attorney Rosenthal has the know-how to protect your rights and pursue justice in your loved one’s name. If you’re looking for a Monterey County wrongful death lawyer who will put your needs first while fighting for fair compensation, you need look no further.
Who Gets the Money in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In California, the immediate family or heirs of a person who has lost his or her life due to negligence or legal fault may be entitled to financial compensation. In addition to serving the purpose of holding the at-fault party accountable, this compensation can help surviving family members face a more stable future.
Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
Damages in a wrongful death claim may include:
- Funeral costs;
- Unpaid medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of companionship or care;
- Loss of expected income or earnings after death;
- Loss of inheritance; and
- Loss of employment benefits or insurance from the decedent’s loss of employment.
In some cases, attorney fees and punitive damages may be awarded if the conduct causing the wrongful death was due to the fraud, oppression, or malice of another. An example may be a willfully reckless or drunk driver who causes a fatal car accident.
Don't Wait Too Long to File Your Claim!
California's wrongful death statute of limitations prevents surviving family members from filing a wrongful death lawsuit more than 2 years after the date of the individual's death. If you wait too long to file your case, you may lose the right to file your claim at all.
Can I Sue For Emotional Distress?
If you are suffering emotional distress due to the wrongful death of your loved one, our firm is ready to help you seek justice. Emotional distress may result in anxiety, fear, stress or another symptom that you did not have before your loved one's passing. Take legal action right away!
How Can I Prove Emotional Distress?
In order to win your case, your family and/or friends may need to testify that your trauma has indeed resulted in emotional distress, negatively impacting the way you now function. Your job, your ability to drive, your sleeping patterns and more may be struggling due to your distress, this may also need to be proven.
Call a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Monterey County Today
Wrongful death cases can be extremely difficult, requiring a lawyer who not only knows the lay of the land from a legal standpoint, but who can provide much-needed guidance and support to a grieving family. At JRG, we take a dual approach to these cases. We provide experienced legal counsel and compassionate, personalized client service to help our clients through these tough times. With Monterey County wrongful death attorney Bob Rosenthal and our support staff on your side, you can experience much-needed peace of mind.