First and foremost, if you’ve lost a loved one recently, we want to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. Losing someone close to you is never easy, and if they died because of the negligence or irresponsibility of someone else, you might be unsure what steps you can take legally. At Halpern & Associates, we take on wrongful death cases with an attitude of care and compassion, wanting to honor your loved one’s memory, while making sure you receive what is due to you.

In California, a wrongful death claim can be brought by the surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children of the deceased. If none from that list are able, anyone who would be entitled to the deceased person’s property, such as the parents or stepchildren, can file a claim. Those that file can often receive compensation for the value of household services, funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, and several other areas. Our attorneys will guide you through the legal process, always keeping your loved one’s memory at the forefront, working tirelessly to help you until your case is resolved.

We understand that following the death of a loved one, you may not feel like doing anything. If another person’s negligence or intentional conduct caused your family member’s death, please contact as soon as you are able. You have two years to file a wrongful death claim in California, but time is always of the essence. When you’re ready to speak to us, we’ll be ready to listen.