California law allows family members to recover damages when someone dies because of negligent, criminal, reckless, or improper actions of someone else.
The legal team at Kurtz Law defends your family when someone you depend on has died because of the someone else’s actions.
No amount of money can possibly replace your family member or compensate you for your devastation, sorrow, and grief, but we can help you through this and help secure your family’s future and financial recovery.
A wrongful death claim is a civil action brought by survivors of the deceased and is pursued entirely separately from any criminal case that is brought by state or federal prosecutors. A claim for wrongful death must be filed within two years of the event.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?
A spouse or domestic partner, children, grandchildren, or anyone who is considered an heir of the deceased or who depended on the support of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim.
Call Kurtz Law today and learn how we can help you in your specific situation. There is no cost for a case consultation, and you never pay us anything unless we win damages and compensation for you.
What Are Considered Damages in Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death damages compensate heirs for the injustice of losing a loved one. Loss of economic support and the loss of the relationship, companionship, affection, moral support and guidance of the deceased are all real and actual damages for those left behind.
Damages are typically categorized in two ways:
- Losses to the “estate” of the deceased, such as medical bills, burial expenses, and lost income.
- Losses to family members, such as loss of financial support; loss of the love, guidance, and presence of the person; and perhaps the value of the service that person provided.
Why Hire Elizabeth Kurtz?
Wrongful death cases are complex and you are overwhelmed by the consequences of losing your family member. When Kurtz Law handles your case we are out in front for you, dealing with insurance companies, medical providers, employers, paperwork, bill collectors, and other legal matters.
We are entirely focused on winning compensation for your loss. We bring your case the required experts, investigative resources, and highly experienced legal minds and trial attorneys to successfully win a wrongful death claim.
Kurtz Law has the expertise and commitment to win compensation for a wrongful death.
“While I hope to never need her services again, if I did, I would call her immediately. Elizabeth knows the law and she knows how to help and protect her clients. She has my everlasting appreciation and respect for her ability to counsel in a time of great need.”
– Ralph and Rosalie