When a loved one passes, it can be devastating for their survivors. In addition to the grief they are dealing with, the lost income can result in serious financial insecurity, now and in the future. At Roberts Disability Law, we understand that no amount of money can make up for what you have lost. At the same time, compensation may be available which could help you recover. In these situations, our experienced Oakland wrongful death attorneys act as a strong legal advocate, assisting you in getting the benefits you are entitled to.
Under California Code Section 377.60-377.62, when someone’s reckless or negligent acts result in the death of another, they can be held financially liable through a wrongful death claim. Those entitled by law to file these types of claims include:
Through a wrongful death claim, compensation may be available for lost wages and benefits, as well as compensation for the loss of companionship resulting from the person’s death.
If you have a loved one who has died as the result of an accident or due to another’s negligence, it is important to be aware of any employer sponsored benefits you may be entitled to. Unfortunately, these benefits are often funded through insurance policies, leaving you to deal with the insurer themselves when filing your claim.
At Roberts Disability Law, we know that it is not uncommon for insurers to dispute or deny these claims. Fortunately, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) provides rights to employees and their families in these disputes, including the right to appeal denied claims. Our wrongful death attorneys can assist you in using ERISA laws to get your case heard before an impartial reviewing court, rather than before the insurance company, which has a financial motive in denying your claim. In some cases, we may also be able to file a civil lawsuit on your behalf, directly against those whose actions resulted in the death of your loved one.
When dealing with a wrongful death claim, get the experienced legal help you need and contact Roberts Disability Law. Our Oakland wrongful death attorneys provide the professional representation you need to ensure your rights are protected, while assisting you in getting compensation you need to recover.
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