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Losing a beloved family member unexpectedly is difficult for families. During the early days of the loss, it’s hard to consider anything beyond the immediate grief and anguish, but as the weeks go by, family members begin to face other impacts of the death, such as the financial hardship that comes from the loss of a provider or the challenges of losing the family member who cared for children or the household. When the death was preventable and occurred due to the negligent or reckless actions of someone else, it can leave family members reeling from their grief and emotion.

California’s civil courts offer a legal remedy for wrongful deaths. While all deaths feel wrong to loved ones, the courts consider a wrongful death as a preventable death resulting from the negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions of a person or business.

Call the San Diego wrongful death lawyers at Haffner & Morgan today at (619) 541-8787 A successful wrongful death claim cannot bring the loved one back, but it relieves financial hardships and helps grieving family members move forward.

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Why Choose Haffner & Morgan For Your Wrongful Death Attorneys in El Cajon?

At Haffner & Morgan, we dedicate our practice to advocating for injury victims and surviving family members. Our team has a history of obtaining multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. We offer the following benefits for prompt, favorable action in your case:

  • Free consultations and contingency-based payment so you only pay us after we secure your compensation
  • A resolution-based approach to seek a large settlement for your losses without the need to argue your case in court unless it becomes necessary to win your case through a jury
  • Open, forthright communication and availability throughout your claim
  • Attorneys with a track record of success to put a powerful voice behind your wrongful death claim.

Our wrongful death lawyers including attorneys Christian Haffner and Timothy Morgan are ready to begin a strategy for prompt legal action in your loved one’s case.

What Compensation is Available for Families in El Cajon Wrongful Death Cases?

A sudden, unexpected death leaves many families unprepared financially as well as emotionally. A successful wrongful death claim helps address the financial aspects of the terrible loss—known as “damages” in a wrongful death claim. Common damages in wrongful death claims bring compensation for the following:

  • Any medical expenses for the family member’s care before the death
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost income for family members on bereavement leave
  • Loss of income and/or household service for the remainder of working years the victim had left to them had they not succumbed to their injury
  • Loss of benefits like healthcare and retirement contributions
  • Grief and anguish, loss of companionship, loss of support and guidance

Your attorney from Haffner & Morgan will carefully calculate your damages to maximize your recovery.

Who Can File a California Wrongful Death Claim?

Like all states, California limits the right to file a wrongful death claim only to close family members who suffer financially from the death. This prevents distant family members from exploiting the loss. You can legally file a wrongful death claim in El Cajon if you are one of the following:

  • The spouse of the decedent
  • A child of the decedent
  • The decedent’s parent

If the deceased person leaves none of the above behind, then a sibling may file a wrongful death claim in California.

Call Haffner & Morgan Today to Talk About Your El Cajon Wrongful Death Case

A successful wrongful death claim gives loved ones who have passed back their voice for justice and accountability. It also helps to take care of those left behind. Call the wrongful death lawyers at Haffner & Morgan today (619) 541-8787 so we can hear about your loss and help you take a positive step forward.