Losing a loved one is difficult, but it is made worse if someone’s recklessness or negligence caused the death. Such a loss can be devastating to survivors emotionally, and often, financially as well.
“Wrongful death” refers to an action in favor of specified survivors of a person who dies as a result of the wrongful act or neglect of another. In a wrongful death case, specified survivors are entitled to recover damages on their own behalf for the loss they have sustained by reason of the victim’s death.
In the midst of a tragic loss, it can be difficult to make decisions about the future. Insurance companies are typically eager to settle wrongful death claims as quickly as possible. It is vital for victims' families to fully understand their legal rights before accepting a settlement of any kind. In many cases, surviving family members may benefit from the assistance of a wrongful death attorney.
Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Not everyone can file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a person. California Code of Civil Procedure limits the persons who may assert a wrongful death claim. You should contact an attorney knowledgeable in this field to find out if you are in fact eligible under California law to assert a wrongful death claim for the loss of your loved one.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?
The emotional healing process after the death of a loved one is different for every person and nothing can speed it up. However, heavy financial and emotional burdens can surely slow it down.
Thankfully, wrongful death claims can seek compensation for the many different losses that result from these tragic incidents. You should contact a wrongful death attorney to find out your legal rights to compensable damages.
If you lost a family member in a fatal accident in Los Angeles or elsewhere in Southern California, Triphon Injury Law can help you. We are committed to helping families that have experienced unnecessary loss get the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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