Temecula Wrongful Death Lawyer

We help people who have suffered injury or death by providing access to the highest level of legal representation, medical treatment, and financial compensation.

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Case Plan

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Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

Medical Treatment

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Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

Negotiations

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Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

Settlement

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Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Litigation

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Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

01 - Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

It’s Free To Speak With Us
Schedule Your Case Review

02 - Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

It’s Free To Speak With Us
Schedule Your Case Review

03 - Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

04 - Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

05 - Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

06 - Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

07 - Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a family member due to someone else’s negligent, reckless or criminal actions, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Surviving family members can sue to recover medical expenses, burial costs, and receive restitution for their pain and suffering.

If someone else is responsible for your loved one’s death, contact a Temecula wrongful death lawyer today. Your personal injury attorney will fight for justice in court for you and your loved one. En Español.

Causes of Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, wrongful deaths in the Temecula area are far too common. These deaths often occur as the result of criminal misconduct or accidents, such as:

Finding out the precise cause of a wrongful death is complex. Not every accident-related death is considered wrongful under state law. A successful wrongful death suit proves who was responsible for the death and how their unlawful behavior contributed to the tragedy.

A Temecula wrongful death lawyer relies on medical and scientific evidence and experts to prove these elements.

 

Choosing to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim

The California Code of Civil Procedure section 337.60 defines a wrongful death as “the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.” This means that when someone’s negligent or criminal misconduct causes the death of another, they can be held liable for the death. Civil wrongful death cases seek to hold the person or entity financially responsible.

Sometimes, particularly when criminal action is alleged, someone responsible for the death of another could face criminal charges. However, any criminal charges are separate from a surviving family’s civil lawsuit.

Who Qualifies as Eligible for Compensation

State law protects surviving family members’ right to sue on a wrongful death claim. The law only allows certain family members to file the suit in court, however.

The law divides surviving family members into categories based on priority. If there are no surviving family members in the first category, then relatives in the second category can file the claim instead.

The first category is household family members, such as the surviving spouse or minor children. Because household family members likely depended on the deceased for direct financial and emotional support, they are given the highest priority.

The second category of those who could file a claim are other blood relatives, such as the victim’s parents, siblings, grandparents, and adult children.

If there are no surviving relatives who fall into either of these categories, the victim’s closest kin can file the lawsuit. Anyone considering filing such a claim in Temecula should contact an experienced Temecula wrongful death attorney right away.

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

Wrongful death lawsuits are subject to California’s statutes of limitations. Families must file their claim in court within a certain time frame; otherwise, they lose the opportunity to pursue the case at all.

In most wrongful death cases, surviving family members have only two years to file their lawsuit. If the case involves medical malpractice, the law extends that to three years.

Given the time sensitivity of these cases, families should call a wrongful death lawyer in Temecula as soon as they can to discuss their claim.

Get in Touch With a Temecula Wrongful Death Attorney Today

Do you believe your loved one’s death was due to medical malpractice, negligence, or criminal behavior? If so, call a Temecula wrongful death lawyer now, you could be entitled to financial compensation.

Recent Results

Our goal is to provide the highest level of legal representation and financial compensation for our clients. Here are some of our recent results.

This is only a partial list of recent results. Past results obtained on behalf of our clients are not a guarantee that same, or similar, results can be achieved in your case. All cases are different and must be evaluated independently based on their own merits. Call today and speak with a lawyer for a free evaluation of your case.

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Working with Sargent Law Firm is easy. After you sign up with us, we will immediately get to work contacting the insurance company, and creating a specific legal plan for your case.

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Our law firm has handled 1,000’s of personal injury cases, and is known for our honesty, exceptional client experience, and impressive case results within our community.

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Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money for your injury claim. We know the techniques and games that insurance companies use, and our firm will fight for your fair compensation.

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Our team of attorneys are compassionate, assertive, and experienced in all aspects of a personal injury case.

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Ongoing communication with our clients is a top priority at our firm. Our experienced team is available by text, phone, email, and client portal to keep our clients updated at every step of their case.

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