Losing a loved one is traumatic, but it can be especially difficult for California family if the death was the result of another person's negligence or reckless actions. Wrongful death claims cannot reverse what happened to your family member, but it may be an appropriate step for some grieving families. By successfully navigating a civil claim, you may be able to recover damages for some financial losses, as well as your emotional trauma.
Nursing homes and similar facilities carry a high level of responsibility. Families entrust such homes with their loved ones, usually when those loved ones are in a vulnerable state. When a California nursing home is accused of the wrongful death of a resident, it is cause for concern. When three facilities in one health care chain face such charges, one may suspect that an alarming pattern is occurring.
The loss of a loved one as the result of an accident is a tragedy. When this loss involves a drunk driver, it may seem even more devastating. The drunk driver could face a multitude of penalties and perhaps even spend time in a California prison. However, these penalties do nothing to alleviate the loss that the family is experiencing. Some families find that filing a wrongful death claim for monetary damages in civil court is appropriate.