Personal Injury lawyers in Southern California, including Orange County, Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire
A wrongful death case is filed when a plaintiff seeks compensation for losses incurred as a result of a loved one's death, which was allegedly caused by another person's negligence or misconduct. You have the right to sue as a family member or dependent for monetary damages. You may be eligible to compensation for the decedent's financial and emotional support when they were alive.
Wrongful death lawsuits are unquestionably difficult and stressful. Each instance is different due to its own set of circumstances. A claim for wrongful death is a civil matter. It exists independently of any criminal accusations that may be brought against the allegedly culpable party. Even after a criminal conviction, wrongful death actions may still be brought. Our Orange County personal injury attorneys can assist you with your wrongful death lawsuit and negotiate a settlement on your behalf, saving you time and money by avoiding the time and expense of a trial. There are numerous forms of wrongful death claims, and it is recommended that you consult with an attorney that has extensive knowledge in this field.
A wrongful death claim needs proof that a person died as a result of another party's negligence or intentional injury, that surviving family members are suffering financially or otherwise as a result, and that the decedent's estate has a personal representative. Evidence is critical in establishing wrongful death. Our skilled wrongful death attorneys in Orange County understand precisely what evidence is critical and what must be acquired swiftly before it is lost or destroyed. Notifying the insurance provider and gathering witness statements are other steps.
Additional evidence, however, may include expert analysis. Engineers, for example, may assist in reconstructing how an accident occurred. Their observations can be used to develop a case and establish definitively who was responsible. Additionally, you'll need to compute the claim's losses. Most importantly, you must establish that the defendant was careless, acted in a way that directly resulted in someone's death, or neglected critical processes and procedures that may have prevented such terrible circumstances.
Your wrongful death complaint will be thoroughly investigated by our attorneys, who will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive. If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's misconduct or carelessness, we can assist you in filing a claim and gathering the evidence necessary to prove that wrong doing or negligence was the cause of their death. Get in touch with us right away for a free case evaluation!
Automobile accidents (including accidents where a defect in the car such as an airbag that doesn't go off or a roof that crushes in) occurs.
Medical negligence caused death as well as deaths caused by drugs or defective medical devices.
Deaths that occur at work from various causes
Nursing home deaths caused by neglect or medical errors.
Construction site deaths including falling off scaffolds or trench cave-ins.
Deaths caused by defective products.
Deaths caused by defective warning labels.
Deaths from violence.
There are a variety of reasons why doctors and institutions are sued for wrongful death. Every now and then, the wrong medication is provided. It is possible that a foreign item will be left in the body after an operation. Hospital infections caused by filthy conditions frequently result in the death of a patient. The patient is frequently misdiagnosed, and the patient receives therapy for the erroneous ailment, which ultimately results in his or her death. Aside from that, surgical and anesthetic errors are also commonplace. Unfortunately, hospitals are among the most dangerous places to be if you are very ill. It is frequently necessary to have additional experienced physicians in the same profession analyze the medical records and assist the jury in determining whether or not malpractice occurred.
In California, the statute of limitations for filing a claim is two years, and the statute of limitations for medical malpractice/negligence cases is only one year. If you're bringing a claim against a state agency, you'll only have six months to do it. Your wrongful death attorney in Orange County can make certain that all essential measures are completed to guarantee that your case is filed within the time frame specified. In practice, the time limit varies depending on the conditions. It can be measured from the date of death or from the time when the cause of death was identified; the difference might range from a few days to several years.
Our wrongful death lawyers are highly experienced in the field of injury law and have often been working for many years in this particular field. He should be empathetic to the anguish that the survivors are experiencing, as well as extremely knowledgeable in the field of injury law. It is possible that dealing with the death of a close family member will be one of the most difficult experiences you will ever have in your life. When a family member dies as a result of someone else's carelessness or recklessness, the grief process is heightened even more. It is during these times that you require the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney who can guide you through the complexity of filing a wrongful death claim and obtaining compensation for your loss.
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