Any accident resulting in wrongful death is traumatic, particularly if it was caused by the negligence of another person or entity. A wrongful death lawyer will fight for you and your family to get the justice you deserve.
In certain situations, an accident can result in death. Whether this happens at once or months or years after the incident, family members must mourn the loss of a loved one. They may even lose the financial security their loved ones provided for the family and risk serious financial distress.
Our team has helped spouses, children, and other relatives file wrongful death lawsuits to recoup expenses for the loved one before their passing and provide ongoing support to the family.
Serious accidents may change your life or that of a loved one – or, in the worse case – end it prematurely. In that case, you are not only struggling with grief but may also be feeling the effects of the loss of income and support from a partner, parent, or other loved one.
Ariel Law Group is here for you and we’ll fight to get you the justice you deserve.
When a person loses a loved one as a result of another person’s wrongful or negligent act, as defined by the state of California, a wrongful death claim may be filed for legal recourse. These claims are civil lawsuits filed for monetary damages.
The short answer is yes. The wrongful death of a loved one greatly impacts that person’s family and loved ones. In addition to grieving the person you’ve lost, you may be struggling with lost income and support, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and more. A wrongful death lawyer will help ensure that you and your family will get the justice and compensation you deserve to get through this incredibly difficult time.
If your family member or loved one lost their life due to an accident, you have a right to sue for their wrongful death. We know that compensation won’t make the loss of your loved one easier, however, we believe that it is important to hold people accountable for their negligence. In some cases, families also feel this provides an important sense of closure.
Wrongful death claims are typically filed by the victim’s next of kin, which sets them apart from typical personal injury lawsuits that are filed by the victim. However, the law states that only people with specific relationships with the victim are allowed to file these claims. The following are examples of who may file a wrongful death lawsuit.
A person’s “putative” spouse or children may also be able to file a wrongful death claim. Putative means “generally considered or reputed to be”. You can contact us for a free consultation to speak to a wrongful death lawyer and learn more about this.
There are a variety of accidents and incidents that can potentially lead to wrongful death. Some of the most common are listed below.
There are other situations that can cause wrongful death as well and are not listed here. If you have questions regarding whether or not you may be able to file a wrongful death claim, feel free to contact us to schedule a free consultation.
When you hire a wrongful death lawyer, your lawyer will evaluate your claim to make sure that they get you all the compensation you deserve. This includes costs for medical expenses, lost income, funeral expenses, and more. Damages may even include the cost of therapy and psychological counseling.
Ariel Law Group has handled all kinds of catastrophic injury cases for more than 30 years and is the aggressive firm that you want fighting for you.
The damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit will vary depending on the specific facts of the case. In addition to this, the damages recovered in these types of cases depend on whether they are intended to compensate the decedent’s estate for losses associated with their wrongful death, or if the damages are intended to compensate family members for personal losses they suffered resulting from this wrongful death.
Damages associated with losses to the estate include:
Damages associated with personal losses include:
What you are entitled to may not yet be clear to you, but an experienced wrongful death lawyer will analyze your case to determine the damages you are entitled to.
In wrongful death cases, claimants have two years after the incident to file their case. After these two years have passed, victims will no longer be able to recover damages. It’s best to file your lawsuit and hire a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
At Ariel Law Group, our philosophy is about truly helping people.
We understand that a catastrophic injury from a drunk driver or a fall on a hazardous sidewalk or in a poorly lit parking lot can happen to any of us — to you or a spouse, child, relative, or close friend. What happens in a minute can result in serious injuries and medical expenses, rehabilitation therapy, and pain and suffering that can last a lifetime.
While we do not have the power to undo a tragic event, we can help you get the monetary relief you need to carry on.
Reckless driving in California is a criminal offense. When a person operates a motor vehicle that disregards the safety of other individuals or property. It is considered a grave offense and can carry severe penalties in California. When determining whether a person has committed reckless driving, California courts consider several factors, including speed, disregard for traffic laws, weaving through lanes of traffic, or passing in dangerous situations.
In California, a lawsuit for damages resulting from the untimely passing of an individual may result in remuneration being awarded to certain parties. This compensation addresses any suffering caused by the death and can take various forms, including economic losses, loss of companionship, or pain and suffering. The money in a wrongful death lawsuit in California is determined by the connection between the deceased and those making a claim. Spouses, children, parents, siblings, or other dependents may be allowed to initiate a wrongful death claim in a California court. Other parties may be entitled for compensation if they can demonstrate that they were financially reliant on the dead person at the time of their death, depending on the facts of the case.
When tragedy happens and a life is lost, legal action may be taken in California to seek justice. In a wrongful death lawsuit in California, the deceased person’s family can sue the culpable party or parties. This lawsuit is commonly filed against employers accused of negligence that led to an employee’s death. It can also be filed against other individuals or entities, such as medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of defective products, and government agencies.
Specific requirements must be met to bring a wrongful death suit in California. The plaintiff must be the surviving spouse or domestic partner; children; parents; siblings; other blood relatives; or adopted children with no surviving parents. The plaintiff must also prove that they have suffered financially due to the loss of their loved one and that the defendant was responsible for the wrongful death due to negligence or some form of misconduct.
Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience helping individuals in Los Angeles and throughout California recover monetary compensation for accidents involving wrongful deaths. We have won millions of dollars in compensation to help alleviate the staggering physical, emotional, and financial toll that accidents take on our clients.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one in a tragic accident, schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers to learn more about potential options for legal recourse. Our track record of success indicates we know how to fight for our clients. Our team has a proven 98% success rate and you will not pay any fees until we win your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.