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Wrongful or Accidental Death Overview

Before saying anything else, we want you to know that our hearts go out to you and your entire family in the midst of this profoundly painful and distressing situation. We can imagine that you are experiencing a wide range of conflicting emotions right now. We want you to know that we care deeply about your situation and are here to help you in any way we can.

The surviving family members can be compensated in several areas. Examples of these include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of future economic support
  • Loss of future companionship, protection, comfort, and guidance
  • Emotional pain and anguish of the survivors

While no amount of financial payment can ever compensate for the loss of a loved one, being financially secure in the family's future and the comfort of responsible parties being brought to justice can provide a sense of closure and security to survivors.

Wrongful Death FAQ's

The Phillips Law Offices answers some of the most frequently asked questions about injury accidents and claims. We hope this information will give you an idea as to how to move forward in your situation. The legal issues surrounding accidental or wrongful death claims may at times seem overly complicated and perhaps even overwhelming. But we’re here to help. Explore the answers to the questions you may have or just give us a call. Since every case has unique facts and circumstances, we’d be glad to discuss the specific details of your case and any specific questions you have. We invite you to give us a call at 530-265-0186 for a no charge consultation.


How to File A Wrongful Death Claim

During your grieving period, consideration of a wrongful death lawsuit may not seem urgent. However, wrongful death cases must be filed within a specific time period (called a statute of limitations), or you risk losing your right to financial compensation. It is important to talk with a wrongful death attorney so any deadlines are not missed. Every claim is different and must be evaluated on an individual basis. A personal injury attorney is an important factor which may determine the outcome of your claim.

Wrongful Death Resources

In this difficult time, we hope you find our site a good start to get some of your questions answered. We're here to help and are glad to answer any specific questions you may have, so feel free to give us a call at 530-265-0186. In the meantime, there are many internet resources available for information about wrongful death and accidental death. We encourage you to visit some of these websites we have collected for easy reference.