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Wrongful Death

General Damages Available in a Wrongful Death Claim in California

When filing a wrongful death claim in California, the damages can include economic as well as non-economic damages. Usually, non-economic damages will be referred to as general damages. These types of damages represent intangible losses the plaintiff has sustained because of the loss of the victim, including emotional distress. In the State of California, upon filing a wrongful death claim, the general damages will not involve the emotional distress the victim suffered before his or her passing. It will also not involve his or her pain and suffering. Moreover, the general damages will not involve the plaintiff’s sorrow or grief associated...

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