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Can a Slip and Fall Lead to a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

By March 3, 2020May 26th, 2022No Comments

A slip and fall incident that results in death is truly a tragedy. It is difficult for family members to find answers after such a tragedy. You deserve answers and you deserve to find out your legal rights if your loved one has died as the result of a slip and fall.

In California, juries are instructed that they can award damages for the following losses in a wrongful death case:

  • Loss of financial support that the decedent would have contributed to the family in the future
  • Loss of the love, companionship, comfort, affection, solace, and moral support of the deceased
  • Value of the loss of the household services the deceased would have provided in the future
  • Funeral and burial expenses

The Truth About A Slip and Fall Wrongful Death

Slip and Fall Accident LawyerIf you have a family member who has died as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may be wondering if you have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit? The answer is yes, it is possible to file a lawsuit and recover damages for a death from a slip and fall accident.

A qualified attorney can assess your case and help you determine whether there is evidence to support a claim for wrongful death as a result of a slip and fall accident. In order to recover damages for a slip and fall wrongful death in California, you must show that the property owner’s negligence was the cause of the slip and fall accident. You must also show that that slip and fall accident was the cause of death.

How to Take Action After Your Loved One Has Died in a Slip and Fall Accident in Redding California

It is incredibly difficult to deal with the legal system after the tragic death of a loved one. But, the sooner you act, the better your chance of recovering damages. A qualified wrongful death attorney can work on your behalf to assess your case, review the evidence, and advise you on your legal rights as the loved one of someone who has died in a slip and fall accident.

A slip and fall death can result in a loss of income, hospital bills, and other damages. The sooner you act, the sooner you may be able to recover these damages. If your loved one died as a result of a slip and fall accident, contact Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP so that one of our qualified wrongful death attorneys in Redding, California can review your case with a free initial consultation.