Wrongful Death

Fresno Wrongful Death Lawyers

Fierce Advocacy for Families in Fresno

Laws in the state of California allow the surviving family members of a wrongful death victim to pursue compensation for various losses. 

If you lost a loved one due to the wrongful or negligent actions of another party, you have the right to seek compensation and take action in order to obtain justice for your family. 

Our Fresno wrongful death attorneys at Fowler | Helsel | Vogt are prepared to help you accomplish your goals and hold the liable party responsible for their actions.

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Our team is ready to fight for you and the damages that you deserve. Contact our Fresno wrongful death attorneys to schedule a free case consultation today.

What Are My Options in a Wrongful Death Case?

When the negligence or wrongful acts of a person or corporate entity result in the death of someone you love, you may be entitled to recompense for the financial and emotional damages you have sustained as a result. Unlike a typical personal injury lawsuit, which is intended to compensate the injured victim for his or her own losses, in a wrongful death suit, any recovery is limited to those losses suffered by the surviving family members of the deceased.

According to California law, damages in a wrongful death suit may include compensation for:

  • Reasonable funeral expenses
  • Reasonably expected loss of income from the decedent
  • Loss of services, protection, care and assistance provided by the decedent
  • Sorrow, mental anguish, and solace suffered by the family members
  • Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the decedent prior to death
  • Punitive damages involving willful and wanton conduct, or reckless disregard for the safety of others

Common Cases Our Fresno Wrongful Death Lawyers Handle

Our Fresno wrongful death lawyers handle a variety of common cases with compassion and expertise. Our team is dedicated to seeking justice for families who have lost loved ones due to the reckless or wrongful actions of others. We understand the immense emotional and financial toll that such losses can bring, and we strive to provide support and guidance throughout the legal process.

The following are common cases we handle:

There are almost endless ways a wrongful death can occur, so if your loved one's circumstance seems unique, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our attorneys, who can help you determine if you have a case.

Who Is Eligible to Sue for Wrongful Death?

It’s important to note that only certain family members are typically eligible to successfully file a wrongful death claim. According to California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60, the following members may file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • The deceased’s surviving spouse
  • The deceased’s domestic partner
  • The deceased’s surviving children

If none of these people are available to sue, then anyone who would be entitled to the property/estate of the deceased may bring forth a claim, including:

  • The deceased’s parents
  • The deceased’s siblings
  • The deceased stepchildren
  • The deceased stepchildren

Remember, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of your loved one's death. If you miss this deadline, you will most likely lose the right to file a claim at all.

Wrongful Death: Important Facts & Information

California Wrongful Death Infographic

Tell Us About Your Case Today

Our team at Fowler Helsel Vogt would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this extremely difficult time. If you are ready to take action against those responsible for your loved one's death, our firm is here to help. Our Fresno wrongful death attorneys are prepared to stand up for you and your family and help you pursue just compensation for what you have endured.

Give us a call today at (559) 900-1280 to tell us about your case in a free consultation.

Pursuing Damages

Wrongful Death Case in Fresno, California

There is no amount of money that can make this situation okay. Whether your loved one was lost in a car accident, truck accident, or any other act of negligence, we will do what we can to bring justice to the case.

Our team at Fowler | Helsel | Vogt would like to extend our deepest compassion and sympathy for your loss. We are prepared to stand up for you during this time and to help you pursue the just damages that you deserve. 

Our group of experienced fatal accident attorneys in Fresno brings many years of experience to the practice. We concentrate this experience and ability on defending injury victims and their families through litigation.

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Schedule your free consultation or call us at (559) 900-1280.

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