Bakersfield Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful Death Claims for Car Accidents
When a person loses his or her life in a
car accident, the surviving family may be able to work with an attorney to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who caused the accident. Although the driver may face criminal charges for
vehicular manslaughter or perhaps
DUI (driving under the influence), wrongful death cases are handled in civil court and are completely separate proceedings. The penalties imposed in civil court are monetary in nature and would be awarded to the surviving family member who brought the wrongful death case to court. The money in a wrongful death claim following a car accident may help a family with funeral costs, medical bills and possibly lost income that the decedent would have earned. Money may also be awarded for loss of companionship and emotional trauma.
Attempting to put a dollar value on a wrongful death claim is basically impossible, but it must be done in a wrongful death case. The responsible party should be held liable, and this is accomplished by taking action in civil court. If you would like to make sure that your family has a strong advocate for your rights and can seek justice, a Bakersfield wrongful death lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can help.
Working with a Bakersfield Car Accident Attorney
Our law firm represents families who have lost loved ones in car accidents throughout Bakersfield. We understand that you are experiencing a great deal of turmoil, and we want to assist you not only in seeking justice but in rebuilding your life and protecting your family's future. When you work with an attorney at our firm, you can feel confident that we will always place your needs first, will keep you well-informed and will strive to reach only the best possible outcome for your particular wrongful death claim.
For help with your wrongful death case, contact a
Bakersfield car accident attorney
at our offices today.