Fair Oaks Wrongful Death Attorney
Helping Families Through Difficult Times
If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident as a result of another's
negligence, it can be extremely painful and difficult to deal with. Losing
a family member or loved one for any reason is emotionally trying, but
knowing that it could have been prevented had the responsible person not
behaved in the way they did is absolutely devastating.
Have you and your family lost a loved one due to another's negligence?
Contact our wrongful death attorneys today to
schedule your free consultation.
Legal Assistance for Wrongful Death Claims
Swartz Fogy Law Group, our wrongful death lawyers understand how important the life of your
loved one was. We represent surviving family members and work to ease
your pain and suffering throughout the wrongful death claim process.
We help our clients to obtain compensation for unexpected expenses, such as:
- Doctor bills
- Emergency medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful Death Statistics
Wrongful death cases are sadly very common in the United States. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the following statistics for wrongful death in the United States
in the year 2017:
- It is reported that motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of death
for children aged 10, 11, and 17 in the United States
- Nearly 170,000 deaths resulted from unintentional injuries for all age
groups in the same year
- In 2017 alone there were a reported 40,231 deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents
- Unintentional poisoning was the cause of death for over 64,000 individuals
in the same year
- Over 36,000 unintentional deaths were caused by falls in the United States in 2017
With so many instances of wrongful death occurring throughout the country,
it is not uncommon for some of those deaths to be caused by another party's
negligence or disregard for the victim. In cases like these, oftentimes
the family of the victim is left to deal with the outcome of the tragedy
on their own. This isn't right. If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death,
contact our firm immediately to find out how we can help.
Can I Sue For Emotional Distress?
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, it
may be in your best interest to take legal action right away! Emotional
distress is a common result of wrongful death due to the trauma that it
puts a person through. If you are suffering from anxiety, fear, loss of
sleep, lack of focus at work, difficulty driving, or more, seek compensation
for your emotional distress today.
How Can I Prove Emotional Distress?
Proof of emotional distress is necessary to receive compensation. Proving
this distress may be trickier than you would imagine as it requires your
loved ones to testify for you. While it is a challenge to prove that your
trauma has manifested itself by way of emotional distress, it is worth
Wrongful Death California: Statute of Limitations
According to the
California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, surviving family members have up to two years to file a wrongful death
claim from the date of the accident. If the death was caused by medical
malpractice, it's imperative that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
personal injury cases, contacting an attorney as soon as you believe you have a case can help
preserve evidence that can be helpful in your case.
Don't Hesitate to Contact Our Firm for Help
The importance of contacting a lawyer as soon as possible following the
death of your family member or loved one cannot be stressed enough. The
Swartz Fogy Law Group understands that seeking legal guidance from a Fair
Oaks wrongful death lawyer is likely not the first thing on your mind.
However, receiving compensation that may cover all of your related expenses
and help provide for your family can guide you towards a more healthy
Fair Oaks medical malpractice lawyers believe that you should not have to go through the recovery and
healing journey alone. We are here to help. Our experienced legal team
is here to help ensure that justice is served against the responsible
party. You can rely on our firm to provide you with compassionate and
caring legal representation. We have been in practice for
30 years and are readily available to our clients throughout Northern California.
Swartz Fogy Law Group helps the surviving family members of wrongful death victims seek the
compensation that they deserve. Please
contact our team today at (888) 338-0872 or fill out a
free case evaluation form to discuss the details of your case!