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Wrongful Death

Modesto Wrongful Death Attorney

Helping Clients in Northern California Since 2012

The loss of a loved one is always a difficult situation to cope with, but the morning process can be made worse if their passing was caused by an act of negligence. If someone you love was harmed, and ultimately killed, due to someone else’s error or carelessness, you may be eligible to take action on their behalf through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful death lawsuits are designed to allow the surviving family members to pursue justice on behalf of the wronged party. These types of cases can apply to a variety of circumstances, including fatal car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and slip and fall cases, to name a few. If you believe your loved one’s passing was caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless, or dangerous actions, our firm may be able to help you pursue legal action.

Call (209) 528-0404 to schedule a free consultation with our Modesto wrongful death lawyer.

Why Choose Us?

At Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis, our skilled attorney knows what it takes to help the wrongfully injured pursue justice and compensation from the wrongdoers who’ve harmed them. Since starting his legal practice in 2012, Dean has used his knowledge to tirelessly pursue justice for injured clients and the families of the wrongfully deceased. However complex or difficult your situation may seem, Dean can take the time to create a personalized plan for your case and walk you through each step of the legal process.

Wrongful Death Laws in California

According to the California Code of Civil Procedure § 377.60, the statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits is 2 years, which means you only have 2 years from the date of your loved one’s passing to take legal action. The law also dictates who can file a wrongful death lawsuit, and what types of damages that individual or family may claim.

The following parties may file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Children

Under certain circumstances, the deceased person’s parents, stepchildren, or their living dependents may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit if the above-listed parties do not exist.

Let Our Firm Help You Pursue Maximum Compensation

If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, filing a lawsuit can help you seek closure, justice, and monetary compensation.

The damage you recover in a wrongful death lawsuit can include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • The earnings the deceased would have earned if they had lived
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of companionship, support, and affection

Our compassionate Modesto wrongful death attorney understands how difficult and complicated these types of situations can be, which is why we are committed to pursuing justice. We work diligently to fight for the rights of our clients and their families, and if you lost a loved one due to someone else’s poor decisions or erroneous actions, we want to help.

Contact the Law Offices of Dean Petrulakis today to learn more.


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