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The anguish a family experiences over the unexpected loss of a loved one intensifies when combined with a need for justice. When the death was preventable if only another party had taken reasonable measures to prevent harm, it’s difficult for family members to move forward. All deaths feel wrong to grieving family members left behind, but when the death is the direct result of another person’s or business’s negligent or reckless actions, the law recognizes the passing as a wrongful death.

The loss of a close family member not only leaves loved ones distraught, but it can also leave them with significant financial hardship—especially if the loved one was a family provider or took care of valuable services within the home such as caring for the children and household.

Fortunately, the civil courts offer a remedy and a means for justice. A wrongful death claim cannot bring a loved one back, but it becomes your family member’s voice for justice and relieves undue financial burdens caused by the death.

Call the wrongful death lawyers in San Diego today at (619) 541-8787 to speak to an attorney from Haffner & Morgan about the loss of your loved one.

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Why Choose Us for Your Wrongful Death Case in Chula Vista?

At Haffner & Morgan, our team combines dedicated client advocacy with cutting-edge investigation to bring our clients the best possible outcomes for their cases. With your loved one’s wrongful death claim in our hands, we’ll provide the following legal advantages:

  • A free confidential consultation and no fees charged until we secure your settlement or court award
  • A resolution-based approach that helps us obtain large settlements for clients without the need for them to go to court. This means prompt action and faster results in a wrongful death case
  • Strong, experienced courtroom litigators in the less common event that we are unable to obtain an ample settlement and take your case to court to argue for full compensation in front of a jury
  • The personalized attention and individualized strategy your case deserves

Attorneys Christian Haffner, Timothy Morgan, and the rest of the Haffner & Morgan legal team have decades of combined experience and a reputation for success in Chula Vista wrongful death cases and personal injury claims.

What Compensation is Available in a Wrongful Death Claim in Chula Vista?

The death of a family member often leaves families suffering financially as well as emotionally. A successful wrongful death claim brings family members compensation for the following losses:

  • Any medical expenses prior to the death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income for the remainder of the working years the decedent would have had left to them
  • Lost healthcare benefits
  • Loss of retirement contributions
  • Loss of household services
  • Compensation for grief and anguish, loss of companionship, and loss of support and guidance

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in California?

If the deceased family member could have filed a personal injury claim for their damages had they survived their injury, then the family may file a wrongful death claim. However, California has laws in place about who may file this type of claim. The laws prevent distant family members who don’t face financial impacts from the death from profiting from it. According to California Civil Code ARTICLE 6. Wrongful Death 377.60. the close surviving family members who may legally file a wrongful death claim in California include:

  • A spouse or domestic partner
  • Children of the decedent
  • Parents of the decedent

If the deceased individual leaves no spouse, children, or parents behind, siblings may file a wrongful death claim.

Call the Wrongful Death Lawyers in Chula Vista Today

If you recently lost a loved one to a preventable death, the wrongful death lawyers at Haffner & Morgan are ready to help. Call our Chula Vista wrongful death team today at (619) 541-8787 so we can begin prompt legal action to recover your financial losses while you focus on guiding your family through their emotional loss.