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The death of a loved one is always tragic and nothing can bring back your family member, but if you have lost someone due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. Negligence is when someone unreasonably acts in such a way that puts others in danger, whether they mean to harm them or not. Negligence can be the result of a person’s action or their inaction. Failing to take steps to remedy a dangerous situation that results in someone’s death can also be negligence. Los Angeles Car accident, defective products and Los Angeles unsafe premises are all common causes of Los Angeles wrongful death that may result in a claim for compensation.
Wrongful death suits may be brought by the spouse, domestic partner, children, or other intestate distributees (person(s) who would inherit from the deceased if they had no last will and testament) of the deceased. The wrongful death suit will seek financial compensation as a result of the loss, not criminal punishment as in a homicide case. Funds may be sought for:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses for the final illness or injury of the deceased
- Lost income (including future income the deceased could reasonably have expected to earn)
- Losses to the family including the value of household services the deceased provided
- Loss of anticipated financial support
- Loss of love, affection, attention, moral support and guidance.
Facts such as age, health, life expectancy, character, earning capacity and beneficiary circumstances will all be a factor when the judge is making a determination on compensation in wrongful death cases.
You must be familiar with the term statute of limitations, this is the time limit the law places on a plaintiff’s ability to bring a lawsuit. In California, claims for Los Angeles wrongful death must be made within two years of the death of the deceased, so there is no time to waste if you believe your loved one was the victim of someone else’s negligence. Under certain circumstances, time limitations may even be less than two years. While there are obviously more pressing concerns immediately following the death of your family member, and deaths resulting from negligence are often sudden and shocking and you may be reeling from the events, it is important to promptly consult with a skilled and experienced wrongful death attorney to discuss your claim.
Our highly skilled, experienced and aggressive Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer is available to speak to you about your loved one and advise you about your rights. We will do all that we can to get compensation for the suffering and financial burden you and your family are experiencing due to the loss of your loved one. While we understand that nothing can make up for your unimaginable loss, we hope that we can eliminate the resulting financial strain so that you have the time to mourn and heal from your loss.