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

Our philosophy of legal practice is one of individual attention to each client. We focus on promoting healing through compassionate advocacy. Silva Injury Law, Inc., is your law practice that treats you like family.

Car Accidents

Dog Bites

Wrongful Death

Other Personal Injuries

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Vehicle crashes (or other accidents due to negligence) are unexpected and in a minute, your life changes. You’ve been hurt through no fault of your own. You have injuries to you and your family or maybe it has tragically been a fatal accident. Your focus right now is on healing and recovering. Insurance companies will be calling and the stress is overwhelming. This is where an experienced Personal Injury Attorney can help relieve some of the stresses that come after an accident. A good personal injury lawyer will effectively fight for your right to fair compensation and most importantly, does not ever charge you anything, unless you win.

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.

Motorcycle Accidents

The aftermath of a motorcycle crash is devastating. If you’ve been injured while riding, the Silva Injury Law Firm is ready to protect your rights and help secure the compensation you deserve.

Pedestrian Versus Car Accidents

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, get the justice you deserve. You have a right to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.

Bicycle Versus Car Accidents

If you or someone you know has suffered a bike injury as a cyclist caused by a motorists’ negligence, faulty road conditions, or a poorly designed bicycle please contact us right away, for a free consultation and case evaluation. We are standing by and ready to help!

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

If you were injured in a traffic accident by the negligence of a commercial vehicle, you need an experienced commercial vehicle attorney to identify the many unique elements that will come into play—from the extensive damages to the overwhelming after effects the Silva Injury Law firm will be here to assist every step of the way!

Premises Liability

If you sustain an injury at a place of business or another person’s home, you should take action as soon as possible. The award-winning Silva Injury Law firm is here to help. We will answer your questions and evaluate your premises liability claim at no charge. We work on a contingent fee basis, so we do not collect a fee unless we win your case.

Other Injuries Involving Negligence

There are many scenarios where an injury caused by someone's negligence can result in your right to pursue fair compensation. If you have recently been injured due to negligence, give us a call to set-up a consultation so we can discuss the merits of your case.