Menu
Search

Catastrophic Injury/Wrongful Death

Home / Practice Areas / Catastrophic Injury/Wrongful Death

When California safety officials lose their lives in tragic accidents, their families are often left behind to pick up the pieces. During their time of grief, it is often difficult for them to know where they can turn for help. After all, firefighters, police officers, and other public safety officials knowingly took risks in their jobs. However, when another person’s negligence or recklessness causes their death, family members may have legal options to consider. Filing a third-party wrongful death lawsuit against the person responsible for their death may be one of those options.

For decades, the wrongful death lawyers at Peacock Law, A.P.C., have been offering compassionate legal guidance after devastating injury accidents. Families of fallen California public safety officials need someone on their side who can help them navigate these difficult times.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a tragic accident, we know that no amount of compensation could ever right the wrongs done to you and your family. However, you and your family should not have to suffer financial burden and uncertainty because of another entity’s negligence. We work tirelessly for the families of police officers, firefighters, EMTs, first responders and other public safety officials after a tragic loss.

For a free consultation with an Orange County Police Officer & Firefighter Wrongful Death Attorney at Peacock Law, A.P.C., at (949) 660-7762

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California

Wrongful death statutes in California allow either a family member of the fallen officer or the fallen officer’s estate to sue for damages. Examples of damages include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Amount of earnings lost
  • Loss of companionship and support
  • Grief, pain and suffering

Not all family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit in California. Only specific family members and survivors are allowed to file. Those survivors may include:

  • Spouse
  • Domestic partner
  • Children
  • Grandchildren
  • Stepchildren

If there are no living family members, other heirs may be able to file a lawsuit to collect compensation. Your attorney can help you examine your legal options and determine if you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California.

Fortunately, for grieving family members, California does not place any limits on the amount of compensation you can collect. However, you do have to file your lawsuit within two years of your loved one’s death. If a government entity is to blame, however, you may have even less time to seek action. As such, it is important to speak to an experienced Orange County wrongful death lawyer at Peacock Law, A.P.C. We can make sure you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing your lawsuit.

Success Litigating Wrongful Death Cases

At Peacock Law, A.P.C., our attorneys know how to aggressively pursue compensation for the families of fallen police officers, firefighters, EMTs, first responders, and other California public safety officials. Our track record of success speaks for itself. Here are some of our successful verdicts and awards.

  • $100 Million — Family of murdered U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons Correctional Officer
  • $100 Million — Family of murdered California Correctional Officer
  • $2.25 Million — Parole agent
  • $2 Million — Huntington Beach firefighter
  • $190,336 — Anaheim Police Officer’s brother killed by drunk driver

Contact Our Compassionate California Wrongful Death Attorneys

At Peacock Law, A.P.C., we know that first responders, police officers, and firefighters put their lives in danger every day to protect us. That is why we work tirelessly to protect them and their families in their time of need. If you lost a loved one in a tragic accident, we can help you recover the money you need to begin rebuilding your life again. We want to safeguard your family and help you face the future after an unthinkable tragedy. That is why we offer compassionate and caring legal assistance every step of the way.

To learn more about your legal options, call our law firm at (949) 660-7762 or fill out our confidential contact form. We offer a free initial consultation, so you can get to know us better. Come meet with us and our team, and learn more about your legal options. Our law firm is proud to represent the families of fallen police officers, firefighters, EMTs, first responders, and other California public safety officials in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego and throughout Orange County. To learn more, call us today!

The personal injury lawyers at Peacock Law, A.P.C., are proud to serve public safety members and their families in Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties in California.