As a wrongful death lawyer serving San Diego and beyond, Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. can help families recover compensation and bring negligent parties to justice.
Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving San Diego and Beyond
As a wrongful death lawyers and founder of the San Diego Law Offices of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C., Melinda Helbock understands that grieving families need compassionate support balanced with fierce representation after losing a loved one to another’s negligence or misconduct. It’s never easy when a loved one dies, but it is nearly unbearably tragic when that death was preventable. In a wrongful death lawsuit, San Diego clients of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. can not only hold responsible parties fully accountable for their negligence, but they may also be able to recover considerable financial compensation for damages they have suffered.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Overview
Under California laws, multiple parties may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, including:
- The spouse, domestic partner, children, or grandchildren of the deceased.
- Putative spouses and their children. A putative spouse is someone who believes in good faith that his or her marriage to the decedent was valid.
- Dependent minors who lived with the decedent for at least 180 days prior to his or her death and who received at least one-half of their support from the decedent.
- Dependent stepchildren.
- Parents who were dependent upon the deceased.
Like all states, California has set a statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits, which limits the amount of time a plaintiff has to file a claim. While there are some exceptions where children are involved, generally wrongful death lawsuits against individuals or businesses must be filed within 2 years of a death and suits against government entities must be filed within 6 months of an alleged wrongful death.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer in San Diego
As a wrongful death lawyer serving San Diego for more than two decades, Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. understands that no amount of money can compensate for the devastation of losing someone you love. However, she also knows from experience that many families who lose a loved one in a wrongful death situation are often left with tremendous expenses for medical care, end-of-life costs, and other financial burdens. Attorney Helbock is dedicated to helping her clients recover the fullest compensation possible in wrongful death lawsuits so that they can put financial stresses aside and focus on honoring their dear departed and begin to heal. If you have lost someone you love and would like to learn more about plaintiffs’ rights in wrongful death lawsuits, please contact The Law Offices of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. to schedule a free legal consultation.