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Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer

If a loved one was killed due to the wrongful or negligent actions of another, you need to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Losing a loved one in a preventable accident can be devastating. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the heartbreak and pain. During this time, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer on our legal team can help you and your family seek the compensation and justice you deserve.

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How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help?

After the loss of a loved one, taking legal action may not seem like a priority, but it’s important that you consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will advocate for you and your family, giving you the best possible chance of recovering the compensation you’re entitled to. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team can assess the situation and help guide you through every step of the legal process. 

Our wrongful death lawyers can also help by:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Gathering evidence
  • Consulting with experts
  • Assessing damages
  • Filing paperwork
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance company or defense attorney
  • Filing a lawsuit on your behalf, if a fair settlement cannot be reached
  • Representing you in court

Our compassionate and dedicated legal team will provide the support and guidance you need during this challenging time and ensure you recover the full compensation you’re entitled to.

What If I Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team works on a contingency fee basis. With this type of payment arrangement, you will owe no upfront costs. If your case is not successful, you pay nothing. If you do win your case, your wrongful death attorney will subtract a small percentage of your award or settlement to cover the cost of legal services.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In California, the following individuals can file a wrongful death lawsuit if they lost a loved one due to the negligence of another:


If the decedent was married at the time of their death, their spouse or registered domestic partner can file a wrongful death claim.


If there is no surviving spouse, the decedent’s children can file a wrongful death lawsuit. This includes the decedent’s biological and adopted children, and stepchildren.

Dependent Minors Living in the Home

Any minors who resided with the decedent may be eligible to pursue compensation even if they were not the decedent’s legal children.

Decedent’s Parents

The parents of the decedent may also be entitled to compensation if they can prove they were financially dependent on them.


Other individuals that can pursue compensation for the wrongful death of a loved on in California include:

  • Heirs
  • Next of kin
  • Personal representative of the estate

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I throughly enjoyed working with Erik and the Child & Jackson firm. I was unfortunate enough to be in an automobile accident, him and his team really took care of me and helped me win my case. I am satisfied with all the help and the outcome of the lawsuit. I would definitely work with Child & Jackson if the time comes again. Thank you for everything.
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What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Case?

Filing a wrongful death claim can help a family obtain justice and compensation for the untimely loss of a loved one. 

Damages family members may be entitled to include:

  • Future earnings
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Retirement or pension
  • Inheritance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Punitive damages

Common Causes Of Wrongful Death

Common causes of wrongful death include:

Auto Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of wrongful death.

Medical Malpractice

Forms of medical negligence, such as medical errors, misdiagnoses, surgical mistakes, or medication errors, can lead to wrongful death in patients.

Workplace Accidents

Fatal workplace accidents can occur in construction, manufacturing, transportation, and agriculture due to hazardous or unsafe conditions.

Defective Products

Defective products, including:

  • Vehicles
  • Machinery
  • Medical devices
  • Consumer goods

Can cause fatal accidents or injuries.

Dangerous Premises

Property owners can be liable for wrongful death if their negligence leads to fatal accidents on their premises.

Aviation Accidents

Plane crashes caused by pilot error, mechanical failures, air traffic controller negligence, or other factors can result in fatalities.

What is the Statute Of Limitations for Wrongful Death in California?

Individuals will have two years from the date of the deceased party’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The failure to file a lawsuit in time can result in the case being dismissed, barring the individuals from recovering the compensation they deserve for their devastating loss. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our wrongful death attorneys will handle every aspect of your case, including filing your lawsuit within the statute of limitations.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

A wrongful death lawyer has the knowledge and experience needed to recover the compensation and justice you deserve for the loss of a loved one. 

Some of the benefits of hiring a wrongful death attorney include:

  • In-depth knowledge of the law
  • They can advise you on the best way to pursue compensation
  • They can assess damages and ensure you pursue every penny of compensation you’re entitled to
  • They can handle every aspect of your case so you and your family can focus on healing and moving on with your life
  • They have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and defense attorneys
  • They can save you time and money

At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, a wrongful death attorney will handle every aspect of your case and ensure you recover maximum compensation for your devastating loss. We are familiar with the tactics insurance companies may use to minimize liability or deny a claim and we will not back down until they offer the settlement you and your family deserve. 

Our trial-tested legal team can also file a lawsuit on your behalf if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached.

When you work with our legal team, you can feel confident that we will provide the aggressive legal representation you need to help you and your family recover the compensation you’re owed for the loss of a loved one that was caused by the negligent or wrongful act of another.

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