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Wrongful Death

Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyers

Fighting For Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones in California

If a loved one was killed in a car accident or because of a defective product in Sacramento, you may be feeling overwhelming grief, confusion and anger. While no amount of financial compensation will make up for your loss, through a wrongful death claim, you can hold the negligent party accountable for his or her actions, and maintain financial stability during a tumultuous time.

An immediate investigation is imperative in a wrongful death case. Our on-staff investigator will collect evidence while it is fresh and intact. Call (916) 476-2399 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our Sacramento wrongful death attorneys.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

At Piering Law Firm, we are aggressive advocates for the surviving family members of a wrongful death victim. With decades of experience in personal injury law, our Sacramento wrongful death attorneys Robert Allen Piering and John Beals will explore all avenues of recovery to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your loss, including medical bills, funeral bills, future support and services, as well as companionship, advice and guidance.

We handle wrongful death claims pertaining to a variety of fatal accidents, including but not limited to:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

California's wrongful death laws allow certain heirs to file a wrongful death claim. These heirs include a spouse, children, dependent stepchildren and dependent parents. If none of these relatives exist, other family members are permitted to file a claim, including non-dependent parents, siblings, and grandparents.

In addition to this law, the statute of limitations in a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of your loved one's death, so it is important to act quickly. Our wrongful death attorneys will evaluate your unique situation and determine who is qualified to bring a wrongful death suit.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

These damages typically fall into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are considered intended to compensate for the financial contributions the deceased would have made to their family had they lived. These may include:

  • Medical expenses: Expenses for any medical care the deceased received prior to their death due to the injury or illness caused by the defendant.
  • Funeral and burial expenses: Costs associated with the funeral and burial of the deceased.
  • Loss of income and benefits: The earnings and benefits the deceased would have provided to their family over their expected lifetime.
  • Loss of household services: The value of services the deceased provided, such as childcare, housekeeping, and home maintenance.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate for the intangible losses suffered by the surviving family members. These may include:

  • Loss of companionship and support: Compensation for the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, security, affection, society, and moral support.
  • Loss of consortium: Compensation for the loss of intimacy and sexual relationship experienced by the surviving spouse or partner.
  • Emotional distress: Compensation for the mental pain and suffering endured by the family members because of their loved one's death.

We Understand the Importance of a Detailed Investigation

We will take immediate steps to investigate your accident, preserve evidence and consult with family members on insurer's denial of claims and other important issues. We frequently work with accident reconstructionists who will provide expert testimony as to the cause of your loved one's accident.

We will take the time to understand how your loved one's death has impacted your quality of life. We will explore every avenue of recovery to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for all of your losses. From the negotiation table to the courtroom, you can count on our attorneys for aggressive representation.

Seeking Justice and Compensation for Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions is an unimaginable tragedy. At Piering Law Firm, our experienced Sacramento wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to providing compassionate and caring representation to families who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident.

When you choose our firm to handle your wrongful death claim, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and understanding lawyers who will guide you through the legal process
  • Thorough investigation of the accident to gather evidence and establish liability
  • Skilled negotiation with insurance companies to secure a fair settlement
  • Aggressive advocacy in court if a trial becomes necessary
  • Personalized attention and support throughout your case

Our team understands the emotional and financial toll that a wrongful death can have on a family. We are committed to seeking justice and obtaining the compensation you deserve to help ease the burden of medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and other damages. We are here to listen, provide guidance, and fight for your rights.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento wrongful death lawyers, call (916) 476-2399 or contact us online. Home and weekend appointments are available. We handle cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay us until we win. Se habla español.

  • “I couldn't of asked for a better lawyer to represent me.”

    I was referred to John due to a car accident. I couldn't of asked for a better lawyer to represent me. He was very involved from beginning to end making sure I understood the process and that I got the medical treatment I needed. 

    - Nicolle M.
  • “High Level of Expertise, Professionalism and Consistency”
    “They relieved me of a lot of stress by taking on my case. I am very much pleased with our results and it was worth working with this amazing group of individuals.”
    - Angelique Y.
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    If anyone has been injured from an accident and needs help, Piering Law Firm is who you need to reach out to. Not only are they helpful, they will educate you about your situation and help you get the best treatment you need for your road to r

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    Was a long road. Amazing work they did for me. Very helpful threw the whole process. Communicate very well. Thank you for all your help. A success!

    - Chris P.
  • “Knowledgeable, Talented, Honest and Extremely Experienced”

    Rob Piering and his team built a strong case for me, they followed up and supported the case and myself all throughout. Rob and his team are knowledgeable, talented, honest and extremely experienced. They were available on a daily basis and re

    - Elizabeth D.
  • “Available 24/7”

    Rob Piering was my lawyer in an accident lawsuit. I couldn't have asked for better representation. Rob and his staff at Piering Law Firm are super knowledgeable and are amazing at what they do. He is quick to respond and very personable. He wa

    - Kayla R.
  • “Truly Cared for Me”

    I was recommended to John Beals by a friend. John educated me about the automotive claims process, but it was his advocacy for me that really stands out. He truly cared for me through encouragement to have my health professionals really look f

    - Dale D.
  • “Knowledgeable, Responsive, and Eager to Help”

    I thought it would be a smooth process to deal with insurance company on my own. I was dead wrong. The insurance company took advantage of my perceived ignorance. John Beal at Piering Law Firm took control of a downward spiraling settlement an

    - Eric C.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Piering Law Firm Has Achieved Notable Results in a Wide Range of Cases
  • $8,325,000 Wrongful Death
  • $7,500,000 Confidential Defective Product
  • $5,000,000 Wrongful Death
  • $4,893,830 Wrongful Death
  • $4,730,000 Wrongful Death Trucking Accident
  • $3,609,600 Knee Amputation