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Northern California Location
1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
916-446-4692 Phone
916-447-4614 Fax
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Southern California Location
9327 Fairway View Place, Suite 304
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-477-8920 Phone
Other Locations in Whittier, Chico, Stockton and San Jose

Sacramento Wrongful Death Law Firm

Any unexpected death of a family member is a tragedy, but it is even more traumatic when it results because of someone else’s negligence. When someone else is at fault, surviving family members may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys at Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation provide clients with excellent legal guidance acquired from decades of legal experience.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in California?

California statutes are very specific about who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Parties with first priority are the spouse, domestic partner and children of the deceased person. Other parties to a wrongful death lawsuit can also be the following:

  • Putative spouse
  • Putative spouse’s children
  • Stepchildren
  • Parents
  • A minor dependent who resided with the deceased 180 days prior to death
  • Siblings
  • Children of deceased siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Children of a deceased spouse
  • Next of kin

Causes of wrongful death

Any incident that involves another person’s negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing can lead to wrongful death. Sometimes death is immediate and other times more prolonged. Our Sacramento law firm often handles wrongful death cases that arise out of the following types of incidents:

Experienced lawyers can help family members determine the extent of losses involved with their loved one’s wrongful death.

Consult an experienced wrongful death law firm

Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation in Sacramento is committed to helping you maximize your recovery. Find out how we can help. Contact us online or call 916-446-4692 for a free consultation.