Wrongful Death Claims are Complex.

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Wrongful Death

In an instant, your world can be turned upside down with the loss of a loved one. Suffering the death of a loved one is devastating and many times leaves survivors at a complete loss on how to move forward. If that loss was due to the negligence of another person, business or government agency, California law allows the family of a deceased to seek financial compensation through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. The law recognizes that the negligent persons liability extends past the death of your loved one. Financial compensation will never replace the loss of a loved one, but it can help ease the stress associated with the family’s financial burdens.


Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In order to have a successful wrongful death claim in California, the following elements must be present:


Negligence: The surviving family members must be able to prove that the death of their loved one was caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default of the defendant.

Causation: The surviving family members must prove how the defendant’s negligence caused their loved one’s death.

Damages: The death of the victim must have generated damages such as medical bills, loss of wages, funeral and burial costs and pain and suffering.


Deadlines to File a Wrongful Death Claim
Every state has certain deadlines in which a family member or spouse must file a lawsuit for a wrongful death. This deadline is called statute of limitations because it is a deadline set by state law. In most cases, the deadline for a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed is two years from the date of the accident.

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Areas Of Practice

Silva Injury Law, Inc. specializes in the following areas of personal injury law

At Silva Injury Law Inc., our philosophy of legal practice is one of individual attention to each client. We focus on promoting healing through compassionate advocacy.

Auto Accidents

Dog Bites

Wrongful Death

Other Personal Injuries

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If you have been injured in an accident, you are likely feeling the pressure of handling physical injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenditures. You may feel lost, and have unanswered questions about how to proceed with your case. At Silva Injury Law, Inc., we provide our clients with answers and compassionate support. We practice law with the highest ethical standards in the legal profession and achieve positive results, skill, and a dedication to working hard for you.

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If you have suffered an injury, we can help you. Call us now, at (209) 600-4389 for a free legal consultation with an experienced injury lawyer. You need a law firm that will provide you with an honest, straightforward, easy-to-understand discussion about your case.

We will begin working on your case immediately and will answer all of your questions and set well-defined expectations. At Silva Injury Law, Inc., we provide expert legal aid and compassionate client care to victims of all types of personal injury. You do not have to go it alone against the insurance companies.

Time is of the Essence

If you believe that you have a personal injury case, it is important to contact Silva Injury Law, Inc., as soon as possible. The sooner you pursue a personal injury lawsuit or litigation, the sooner you can receive a personal injury settlement. If you aren't sure if you need a personal injury lawyer for your injury, give us a call for free and we'll be happy to answer.

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