The Veen Firm, PC
free consultation
888-504-0157
EspaƱol

Wrongful death claim can be brought when victim not wage earner

The untimely death of a loved one is often considered a tragedy. Along with the grief and emotional turmoil the family is experiencing comes the questions of what happened and why. The California family is often left to struggle with what has happened. Depending upon the circumstances, it is possible that the individual who caused the death may face criminal charges. Separately, if the death was due to the negligence of another individual, the victim's family may decide to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Many times when one thinks of a wrongful death claim, he or she is seeking to replace the financial contribution that the victim made to the family. However, the family wage earner is not the only one who contributes to the family. A spouse who works within the home is also a vital, contributing member of the family. As such, it is also possible to pursue a wrongful death claim when the victim is not a wage earning member of the family.

There are also instances in which the victim is a child or elderly individual. This can often raise questions regarding the contribution that this individual makes to the family. However, again, depending upon the circumstances, it may be possible to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Accidents happen quickly, and unfortunately sometimes they take the life of another. When such an accident or incident is the result of another's negligence, this individual can be held responsible. An experienced attorney can review the situation and help guide one through the process of pursuing a wrongful death claim within the California court system.

Source: injury.findlaw.com, "Wrongful Death FAQ", Accessed on May 19, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • The national law journal
  • The Veen Firm, PC 2017 | Recognized By | Best Lawyers
  • Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbel peer review rated for ethical standards and legal ability
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News & World Report 2017
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates
  • The National Trial Lawyers The Association
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • American College Of Trial Lawyers
  • New Leaders Council
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

711 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94102

Toll Free: 888-504-0157
Fax: 415-771-5845
Map & Directions

Schedule a Free Consultation

Call one of our attorneys today for a free consultation at 888-504-0157 or send us a fax at 415-771-5845. If you prefer to submit your request online, fill out our online form.

Referring Attorneys & Trial Associations

If you have a case you would like to discuss, call one of our attorneys today at 888-504-0157. If you prefer to submit your request online, fill out our online form.

free consultation 888-504-0157