Under California case law and statutes pertaining to wrongful death, the heirs and dependents of a person killed due to the negligent or culpable conduct of another, may seek legal recourse against the parties responsible for their family member’s death. Generally, this means that spouses, children and parents are the ones who may file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death may be the result of the negligent, malicious, reckless, or intentional conduct of a person or business stemming from a variety of different matters: car accidents, auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, transit accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, defective products or dangerous drugs. A wrongful death claim can also stem from overt criminal behavior, such as murder, homicide or manslaughter.
If you or someone you know has lost a family member at the hands of another, it is important that you seek professional legal help immediately. We recommend that you contact our offices to set up a consultation with our Los Angeles personal injury lawyer without delay. You will need a capable, compassionate, and aggressive attorney to represent you in your claim or lawsuit. These cases can be complex, combative, and difficult, and therefore emotionally draining and stressful for the family involved. That is why it is important to have an experienced and skilled attorney in your corner, who can protect your rights and interests and fight for your family throughout the legal process.
The immediate family members of a person killed in a wrongful death case may be entitled to recover damages for their financial losses, as well as the loss of love, companionship, moral support and household services of the deceased person. Financial losses may include medical expenses, funeral expenses and the loss of earnings of the deceased family member. While the most common cause of wrongful death cases are those based on negligence, a wrongful death claim can result from any type of actionable event whether it is based on negligence, an intentional act or the manufacture of a dangerous or defective product. Though no amount of financial compensation can make up for the loss, the damages that may be recovered can certainly help to ensure financial stability for the survivors.
Do you need legal assistance with a wrongful death case? Contact the Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer at our firm today!