Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful Death

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The loss of a loved one in death can be a devastating problem for you and the entire family. When that death is caused by the wrongful action of someone who was caring for them, it can be even more devastating. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP, who can talk to you about the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit. By reviewing the facts of your case and providing you with the necessary information to proceed, you will be able to go through with the case and seek the damages that are justifiably due to you.

There are specific laws that govern wrongful death lawsuits in the state of California. These are covered under the California Civil Code of Civil Procedure. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, it may be possible for a claim of wrongful death to be brought by the spouse, parents or children of the individual who has died. Some of the factors which may contribute to their ability to be involved in such a case may include wills or trusts or other estate planning documents. When you talk to Williams & Javellana, LLP about the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit, we can advise you as to if you are able to seek compensation according to your circumstances.

There also times in which a wrongful death case is not going to be acceptable in California. Some examples of cases that could not be considered wrongful death include the death of a fetus or unborn child. Justifiable homicide, such as if someone is killed while committing a crime is not able to be filed as a wrongful death lawsuit as well. In the case of suicide, it may only be acceptable if the responsible party was negligent, which allowed for the suicide.

There are different types of damages that are available in California for wrongful death. One of those types of damages is economic damages, which is the easiest to establish in a lawsuit. Included among the economic damages can be financial support that is lost, the loss of gifts, funeral expenses and reasonable compensation for household services that the loved one who was lost in death would provide.

Another type of damages that can be brought out in a wrongful death lawsuit is non-economic damages. These can include the loss of love, comfort or companionship that may have been provided by the deceased. If a spouse is bringing about the wrongful death lawsuit, the loss of intimate relations can also be considered. In the case of children, the loss of guidance and training that would have been provided by the deceased can also be considered under non-economic damages.

At Williams & Javellana, LLP, we take the responsibility of representing the family who has lost a loved one in death very seriously. We realize that it is a part of personal injury law that is difficult on everyone that is involved. That being said, we will do what is necessary to put your mind at ease and to work in your behalf to ensure a positive outcome for the family.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015