At Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian, we understand that the loss of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time. Our attorneys are here to help you through this difficult process and fight for your rights. You may be entitled to a sizeable financial award, and our experienced Anaheim wrongful death lawyers will work tirelessly to get your family the maximum settlement possible.
Since 1990, Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian has fiercely advocated for grieving families in Anaheim and throughout Orange County. As award-winning California trial attorneys with 75+ years of litigation experience, we’ve helped our clients recover over $1 billion in verdicts and private settlements.
Our attorneys can help you hold accountable those responsible for your family member’s wrongful death. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
In California, the right to file a lawsuit and demand financial compensation doesn’t disappear just because a victim is killed in an accident. Under the state’s wrongful death law, it shifts to surviving family members, including the surviving spouse, child(ren), parent(s), and other dependents.
You may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you’ve recently lost a close family member due to another person’s wrongful actions or negligence.
Wrongful death claims often involve:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Product liability
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Catastrophic injuries
It’s essential to get a jumpstart on litigation. California has a two-year statute of limitations that applies to wrongful death claims. If you miss the deadline, you lose the opportunity to get the compensation you deserve.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Families After a Fatal Accident?
Under California law, surviving family members and dependents can receive awards for both economic and non-economic losses.
Economic damages help to offset the financial costs related to a victim’s death, including:
- Value of household services
- Lost wages, income, and financial support
- Lost benefits and gifts
- Medical expenses incurred prior to the victim’s death
- Funeral and burial expenses
Non-economic damages help to compensate surviving family members for to hard-to-value trauma and life changes they experience, such as:
- Loss of sexual relations
- Loss of training and guidance
- Loss of companionship, care, comfort, protection, affection, society, and moral support
Putting a price on a wrongful death claim can be challenging. The insurance company – and at-fault parties – will try to limit your payout. Our wrongful death attorneys in Anaheim will do everything possible to ensure that you’re properly compensated for your loss. We’ll launch a thorough investigation, work closely with experts, and dig deep to uncover the full scope and impact of your loved one’s wrongful death.
Call Our Trusted Anaheim Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
The thought of taking on a powerful insurance company, corporation, or hospital after experiencing the tragic death of a family member can be overwhelming. You don’t have to navigate this difficult time in your life on your own. Our personal injury attorneys are here to fight for you. Call Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian, and let our experienced Anaheim wrongful death attorneys fight to get you the money you deserve.
We boast a legal team with over 75 years of litigation and courtroom experience and a track record that simply can’t be beaten. We’ve won over $1 billion for our clients, and we’re ready to help you get top results, too. Contact our law office or call (949)-831-6611 to arrange a free initial case evaluation now.