Animal attacks can cause very serious injuries, such as scarring, nerve damage, and infection. In rare and tragic cases, an attack can even result in death. If your loved one was killed by a dog or another vicious animal, you may have a wrongful death claim.
Under California law, a wrongful death claim is a lawsuit brought by the family members of a deceased loved one against the person who is responsible for that death. In the case of an animal attack, the lawsuit would be brought against the animal’s owner.
Damages in wrongful death claim include funeral expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and loss of consortium or companionship. Your family may also be able to get emotional damages or compensation for your pain and suffering.
Was your loved one killed in an animal attack? If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Given the complexity of wrongful death claims, it is important that you find an attorney who is familiar with these types of claims.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, our attorneys have extensive experience in wrongful death claims. We have been representing victims and their families in the Bay Area since 1979, and we will hard to give you the representation you deserve.
For many people, filing a lawsuit is stressful enough on its own. But we know that you and your family are already going through a very difficult time. As a result, we will ensure the process is as comfortable as possible.
From the very start, our team will investigate the circumstances of the animal attack and the history of the animal. Further, by investigating the best source of compensation, we will try to obtain a fair settlement for you. Ultimately, if your case goes to trial, our attorneys will be ready to fight for what you need and deserve. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, please visit our page on wrongful death claims.