Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorneys
Losing a loved one can be a painful experience made even more traumatic if the death was due to the fault of another person or entity. The victim’s family, often left dealing with the emotional and financial burden, may obtain some relief by pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. The law firm of J&Y fights for the rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino County, San Francisco County, Sacramento County and all of California.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought when a person is killed as the result of negligence, product liability, or malice on the part of another person. Pursuing a wrongful death claim can be complicated because it is necessary to demonstrate that negligent or careless conduct caused or contributed to the death. Situations involving negligence include automobile or airplane accidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice. Intentional violence that causes death is also grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit, and the person or persons responsible may also be prosecuted under criminal law.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in California?
In California, surviving family members, such as a spouse, children, or any others who depended on the deceased person for support, can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. A number of other factors are often involved in determining who can file a wrongful death claim, however, particularly when the decedent has no surviving family members or dies without a will in place.
Regardless of the circumstances, it is crucial to speak to an experienced attorney who can help you determine if you have grounds to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. The damages that survivors may be awarded include the amount of financial support the deceased person would have provided, loss of care and companionship, cost of pre-death medical treatment, and funeral expenses.
How the Law Firm of J&Y Handles Wrongful Death Lawsuits
At J&Y, we have the experience and knowledge that are essential to bringing successful wrongful death claims. Our goal is to obtain compensation for survivors so that they do not have to suffer further from their loss. We will engage in intricate and detailed negotiations for a fair settlement from the insurance company. If we are unable to obtain just compensation, we are fully prepared to litigate the case in court.
We know that the survivors are often faced with the emotional challenge of grieving along with the anger of knowing that another person’s negligent conduct was responsible for the death of their loved one. We offer family members compassion and knowledge to help guide them through this difficult time. If you suffered the loss of a loved one because of another’s negligent conduct, call our office today at (888) 806-6722 for a free evaluation of your case.