At Penney & Associates, we offer aggressive and experienced legal representation to people who need a wrongful death lawyer in the Sacramento area.
When a loved one leaves home early in the morning, we don’t expect to never see them again. However, when unexpected tragedy strikes and robs you of your loved ones, nothing else in the world hurts more. In an instant, the father, the mother, or child you have raised is gone. You want and deserve answers, and if necessary you want justice.
At Penney and Associates, we understand how difficult a death in the family can be, and we want to help you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim. Whether the loss of a loved one is the result of an accident, or the result of criminal actions or neglect, a skilled attorney is one of the best allies you can have at your side.
A wrongful death is when person dies as a result of a wrongful act, or is the result of negligence either by an individual or entity. The surviving family of the victim, a spouse, domestic partner, or any related children, can file a wrongful death lawsuit in California. Financial dependents of the deceased, including their parents or any stepchildren, are also able to file the claim.
If there is no surviving family, anyone who would be entitled to the property of the deceased are able to file the claim. These claims allow a bereaved family to win compensation based on the financial losses resulting from the death of their loved ones.
Depending on the circumstances, a wrongful death claim can be complex to file. Without an experienced attorney, you could fail to win fair compensation for your loss.
The death of your loved one could potentially leave your family without a vital source of income. Then there are the wide range of expenses associated with the incident. The cost of burial, of replacing a totaled automobile, and the costs of moving to a new home are just a small sampling of the financial difficulties you could be experiencing.
Then there are the less obvious costs of such tragedies, the emotional distress you experience day after day. The loss of a life-long companion, a brother, a son or daughter can leave scars that cannot be seen, robbing you of the zest for life. As with property and financial losses, the emotional and physical suffering in the wake can remain a burden for years after the incident.
Penney and Associates has the experience to provide the legal assistance you need after a devastating loss in the family. We can help you file your wrongful death claims, and know how to work with our clients to bring about a favorable result. Whether you are seeking an out of court settlement, or want to bring your claim to trial, our team knows what it takes to succeed.
The personal injury lawyers at Penney and Associates® have over 100 years of combined experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Most of our lawyers have over 20 years experience in personal injury. Our personal injury firm is well established and has offices throughout California.
California’s statute of limitations allows wrongful death claims to be filed within 2 years of the victim’s passing. This time limit is why it is important to file your wrongful death claim as soon as possible. However, it is just as important to have gathered all the facts surrounding the incident.
Penney and Associates attorneys will ensure that before you file your wrongful death claim, you have all the information possible, fully organized and ready for trial. Depending on the case, it can take weeks or months for a wrongful death claim to reach a conclusion. Our attorneys will work with you to ensure that no matter how long the case goes on, you have the best chance of winning compensation.
In the wake of losing a loved one, it can be difficult to seek out an attorney for legal advice. At Penney and Associates, we want to make this process as effortless as possible. You can contact us through our website, by email, or over the phone, and set up a free legal consultation. One of our attorneys will be more than happy to meet with you to discuss the nature of your wrongful death claim. From claiming financial damages, or emotional pain and suffering, we can walk you through every step of the process.
An unexpected death in the family can be devastating, emotionally and financially. Contact Penney and Associates today, and let us help you through this challenging time.