Wrongful Death


The untimely death of a loved one caused by the neglect or carelessness of another has immediate repercussions. If the loved one contributed to the support of the family, the family is suddenly burdened by the grief of the loss compounded by the uncertain future. Will the family be able to survive? If the loved one is a spouse or child, the life of the survivor is irreversibly changed, often with a resignation that life will never again seem as worthwhile or precious. At Reiner, Slaughter, McCartney & Frankel, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys have successfully represented many families obtain the compensation to which they are entitled.

What is recoverable in wrongful death?

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

Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys

While no legal victory can replace the life of your loved one, the law provides that the surviving heirs may recover for the loss they have endured as a result of the death. These recoveries are recognized in the forms of loss of financial and moral support, loss of services provided by the loved one, loss of companionship, society, love and affection. At Reiner, Slaughter, McCartney & Frankel, we work thoughtfully and closely with wrongful death clients to fully understand and appreciate the magnitude of each loss that has been suffered. We can help find counselors to address issues of grief if this is desired. We can assist you in determining if there are insurance benefits available to you and the family.

Our years of experience in successfully handling wrongful death claims in California, and throughout the country, will be brought to bear on your case to help you and your family receive compensation for loss of income and support, medical bills, funeral expenses, and damages for loss of companionship. We will work tirelessly to obtain everything you deserve for the loss of your loved one. Why settle for less? Put our experience to work for you; contact our wrongful death redding attorneys and personal injury lawyers & attorneys for a free initial consultation to see if we can help you.