Sometimes, an act of negligence can lead to the death of another person, which requires reputable counsel. The loss of any loved one is difficult. An unexpected death, however, can be particularly traumatic. Families are not only emotionally devastated, but they may also be left with significant financial hardships. Funeral expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and other costs can quickly add up.
If your friend or family member died as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be owed substantial compensation. Lawsuits can be pursued against individuals, corporations, and other entities. Every year, thousands of Californians pursue such lawsuits to receive compensation for the loss of a loved one.
At Nehora Law Firm, our lawyers have significant experience in competently handling such lawsuits. Contact us today to discover how the best way to move forward with your case. Remember: California state law has a two year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. The sooner you request a consultation, the sooner you can receive compensation for the tragic death of a loved one.Request a Free Consultation NO COST, we don't make a dime unless you do!
What Can You File For?
In California, any of the following individuals may contact a law firm to initiate a case after a victim dies in an accident:
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In California, a law firm may be called to assist after a number of different incidents. We have handled death lawsuits for car accidents, dog bites, slips and falls, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, product liability cases, medical malpractice situations, and more.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to begin. During your free consultation, our lawyers will analyze your claim to determine if you have a case. Generally, if your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence, then you may be owed substantial compensation. Not everyone is permitted to file these lawsuits. Only those who are directly affected by the death may file a lawsuit – including immediate family members and surviving children or spouses.
The specific compensation varies from case to case. Our team of lawyers will analyze the case to determine how much compensation may be owed. The liable party may be responsible for covering an assortment of economic and non-economic damages to compensate for your loss, including emotional damages like loss of companionship, love, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, and moral support as well as the loss of enjoyment of personal relations and the decedent’s training or guidance.
Contact Nehora Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You File a Claim
The party that files a death claim must provide evidence to show that the death could have been prevented if the at-fault party had not acted in a negligent manner.
For example, the family of a car accident victim might use a police accident report and at-fault driver's DUI charge to show the victim was killed by a drunk driver.
Who Can File a Lawsuit?
1. The victim's spouse or domestic partner;
2. The victim's children; or
3. If the victim had no spouse or children, any other party who would be entitled to the victim's property under California's intestate succession law. This may include his or her parents, siblings, or other dependent.
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If you have lost a loved one in an accident, no amount of money can replace the person you lost. You can seek compensation for the financial damages you suffered directly because of the death. To learn more about filing and pursuing a case in California, schedule your free legal consultation with our team of compassionate, driven lawyers at Nehora Law Firm today.
Wrongful death refers to the passing of a loved one caused through the negligence of another person or entity. The loss of a loved one is a traumatic and emotionally devastating event; a preventable occurrence that comes with enormous family implications. If the loss of a loved one is caused through neglect, you may be entitled to an assortment of economic and noneconomic "damages", to compensate you for this loss. Our wrongful death lawyers can help you recover compensation if you have lost a loved one in California.
For what may you be entitled to compensation, though? You may recover compensation for loss of financial support, loss of gifts, funeral and burial expenses, the value of household services you otherwise would have been provided with.
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Aside from these material losses, you may also be entitled to emotional damages, too - such as the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, affection, moral support, as well as the loss of enjoyment of personal relations and the decedent's training or guidance.
These cases can arise from a wide variety of circumstances. For instance, a person may have died as a direct result of medical malpractice. Workplace exposure to dangerous chemicals may also precipitate an otherwise avoidable death. Death claims are not limited to being asserted against persons, but also to entities.
If an entity, through negligence, was responsible for a death of a loved one, you may be entitled to damages. It's worth clarifying, though, that these claims are considered civil claims and not criminal claims.
Our attorneys can help you establish whether you have a case and, if so, we can create a viable and successful legal path toward settlement. Not everyone is permitted to file a death lawsuit.
The Affects of Negligent Death
Directly affected persons - such as the deceased person's spouse, domestic partner and surviving children - are entitled to file such a lawsuit. Other affected persons, such as parents and stepchildren, may also - depending on the circumstances - be permitted to file a lawsuit with experienced legal counsel.
If you've experienced a death of a loved one, you may be suffering from the following; but our our lawyers can help.
- Loss of Love, Companionship, Comfort & Care
- Loss of Financial Support
- Loss of Emotional Support
- Funeral Expenses
How Much Time Do You Have to File a Lawsuit Claim?
Again, the circumstances of the case dictate who can file a lawsuit. However, the lawsuit itself must be filed within reasonable time. For example, in California, a lawsuit must be filed within 2 years from the date of the death of the decedent. If you believe you may be entitled to compensation, it's best to approach an attorney to discuss your case - a legal expert fluent in the legal language of these specific cases.
In summary, the loss of life is an emotionally and financially devastating event. As it is caused through the negligence of a person or entity, you may be entitled to a wide variety of economic and noneconomic damages. Contact us today at (949) 629‒4349 for a free consultation. We will discuss your case with you and determine a viable course of legal action.
How Can Wrongful Death Attorneys at Nehora Law Firm Help?
However, only directly affected persons may file a lawsuit (which, in California, is defined by statute). At Nehora Law Firm, our lawyers have helped clients throughout Orange County recover compensation for their loss. Call us at the number below, or fill out our online form, and one of our lawyers will get back to you with a free consultation to discuss your case.