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Wrongful Death

One type of personal injuries is wrongful death. Wrongful death can occur when an individual passes away from the negligence or reckless behavior of another party. There are four elements in a claim that a personal injury attorney must be able to prove:
  • That the defendant had a duty to care for the well-being of the decedent
  • That in some form, the defendant breached that duty of care
  • That the fatality was directly caused by that breach of duty
  • That damages resulted as a result of the breach
A wrongful death is a passing that is not legitimately legitimized. A passing brought on by a negligent driver is never legitimized. Personal injury lawyers offer surviving relatives some assistance with recovering economic compensation for their misfortunes when a husband, wife, child, life partner, guardian, or other close relative has passed away as the consequence of someone else's carelessness.

Wrongful death from a moving vehicle represents about 33% of every single unplanned personal injury in Sacramento and in other areas. Around 93% of those personal injuries are a result of a car accident. A large portion of alternate wrongful deaths involve trains, small airplanes, and recreational boats.

Whether they include automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats, ranching equipment, or some other sort of vehicle, the impacts of a wrongful death are almost dependably brought about by someone's carelessness. California law defines negligence as failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to another person.

There are two classes of compensation are accessible in wrongful death cases: economic and non-economic damages. Economic compensation supplants the lost monetary earnings that the loved one would have added to the surviving relatives. Economic compensation likewise incorporates the value of the lost contributions that the loved one provided to surviving relatives, including cleaning, cooking, and making home repairs.

Non-economic compensation provides wrongful death compensation for losses that cannot be measured: the loss of adoration, love, solace, care, brotherhood, help, assurance, and support. They additionally give wrongful death compensation for loss of consortium to a spouse's loss of sexual relations and for a child's loss of a parent. Money can never replace someone who was irreplaceable in one's life, however it is a remedy our legal system to hold someone responsible for their reckless behavior.


At David Allen & Associates, we know and understand the impact of a wrongful death accident on you and those close to you. For over 43 years, our Sacramento personal injury lawyers have helped people with injuries like yours, and we continue to do so in our four offices located throughout Northern California: Sacramento, Stockton, Fremont, and Oakland. Our top flight team of Sacramento personal injury lawyers can represent you in any case where you lost a love one in a wrongful death accident.

If a loved has passed away from personal injuries suffered at the hands of another person, talk to the right people, and contact David Allen & Associates for free consultation with our Sacramento personal injury lawyers. Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers have been helping injured and disabled people for over 43 years. Call our office at (877) 876-4800 and one of our Sacramento personal injury attorneys can schedule a face to face appointment. Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers will discuss the details and what your rights for recovery are. Our qualified and personal injury attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case, file the appropriate paperwork, and help you recover your economic and non-economic losses including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earning or income capacity and more.

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Stockton, CA 95207

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