Wrongful death refers to a fatality that occurs because of the negligence of another person, corporation, or entity. The primary goal is to provide relief (damages) based on the earnings that the deceased would have provided to their family had they lived, and damages are awarded to survivors based on this monetary loss.
State laws vary as to who may pursue a wrongful death claim. Generally, it is the immediate family members (spouses, children and parents); however, some states allow grandparents, legal dependents or members of the extended family to file suit. The amount of damages awarded will depend on the plaintiff’s relationship to the deceased, while the compensation for damages may include compensation for the following:
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Law Offices of Teresa Li, PC is a San Francisco boutique law firm that has a team of technical experts who will investigate and substantiate your case. We have successfully tried many wrongful death cases. We are very selective in our cases and have the skills and resources required for success. In the event of a successful resolution, we have a team of financial advisors who will work with you to protect your financial interest.