When a domestic partner, parent, spouse or child has been killed in an accident, the loss is sudden and devastating. In addition to the pain, grief and emotional loss, family members must deal with moving into the future without their loved one.
In a wrongful death suit, the spouse, children, siblings, and parents of the deceased may recover monetary compensation for their economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include the victim’s earning capacity for a projected lifespan, services performed by the victim that must now be performed by someone else, and any gifts that the victim would likely have given to the survivor had the victim still been alive. Recoverable non-economic damages include the loss of the victim’s companionship, advice and moral support, love, and sexual relations between married spouses.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, our compassionate and experienced California wrongful death lawyers help families of fatal accident victims secure the financial compensation necessary to adapt and move forward. We excel at identifying the negligence or indifference that led to death and holding those people or entities accountable.
The vast majority of family law proceedings come about as a result of the termination of a marriage or romantic relationship. Family law attorneys help their clients file for separation or divorce, alimony, and child custody, visitation, and support. Spouses married a short time may seek an annulment, and special rights may exist between same-sex couples. The division of property at the end of a marriage is also a common issue in family law cases.