Losing a loved one unexpectedly is a horrible thing to go through, and regardless of the circumstances surrounding the incident that lead to their death, we understand how stressful and traumatic it can be trying to pick up the pieces and move forward.
The Law Offices of Baron J. Drexel has experience representing surviving family members in Oakland, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, in wrongful death cases. If you have lost a loved one, our experienced wrongful death attorneys can help you hold those who are responsible for your loss accountable. We will fight for you to gain relief from the financial stress that often accompanies a death in the family.
California’s Wrongful Death Act
California’s Wrongful Death Act allows surviving family members to bring an action against the party or parties whose negligence or wrongful acts caused the death of a loved one. Under this state law, family members qualified to bring an action include:
- Surviving spouses (including presumed spouses)
- Domestic partners
- Children (including stepchildren)
- Minors and dependants
- Heirs by intestate succession if no other relatives survive
In addition to dealing with the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, family members often face financial hardships due to the decedent’s medical costs, funeral expenses, as well as lost income and health care benefits. At the Law Offices of Baron J. Drexel, we will work tirelessly to obtain the maximum financial compensation to which surviving family members are entitled.