Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death Accidents & Compensation For Victims’ Families

Our wrongful death lawyers can help you recover damages from the loss of a loved one caused by the negligence of another person or entity. Schedule a FREE consultation with one of our wrongful death attorneys today. You can reach us at 949-629-4349.

Sometimes, acts of negligence cause accidents that result in victim deaths. When this happens, a victim’s family suffers more than emotional devastation – they can suffer financial hardship related to the victim’s medical, funeral, and burial costs as well as the loss of his or her income and employment benefits. Victims’ family members can file wrongful death claims to recover compensation for these and other damages caused by the victims’ deaths.

After losing a loved one in an accident, contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer in a timely manner to discuss your rights and eligibility for recovering compensation for your damages. The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in California is two years from the date of the victim’s death, which means loved ones considering wrongful death claims must be proactive.

In California, any of the following individuals can file a wrongful death claim after a victim dies in an accident:

Who can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

  • The victim’s spouse or domestic partner;
  • The victim’s children; or
  • 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, such as his or her parents, siblings, or other dependent.

The party that files a wrongful 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 that the victim was killed by a drunk driver.

Seeking Compensation for Damages Through a Wrongful Death Claim

With a wrongful death claim, certain damages are awarded to the victim’s estate and other damages are awarded to the victim’s loved ones directly.

Damages awarded to the estate are then passed to the loved ones through probate. These include:

  • Funeral expenses for the victim;
  • Medical bills if the victim received medical care between the accident and his or her death; and
  • The victim’s lost income, including projected future income and employment benefits.

The family can receive the following:

  • The loss of the victim’s noneconomic contributions to his or her household;
  • The loss of financial support from the victim; and
  • The loss of the victim’s love, companionship, and guidance.

Work with an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer

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 wrongful death claim in California, schedule your free legal consultation with our team of compassionate, driven wrongful death lawyers at Nehora Law Firm today.

Work with an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death refers to the death 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.

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. 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.

At Nehora Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys have helped clients throughout Orange County recover compensation – negotiating a settlement and recovering lost damages.

Wrongful death can come about 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. Wrongful death isn’t limited to 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 wrongful death claims are considered civil claims and not criminal claims.

Our wrongful death lawyers 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 wrongful death lawsuit. 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.

Loss of Love, Companionship, Comfort & Care Due to Wrongful Death

Loss of Financial Support Due to Wrongful Death

Loss of Financial Support Due to Wrongful Death

Funeral Expenses Due to Wrongful Death

Again, the circumstances of the case dictate who can file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, the lawsuit itself must be filed within reasonable time. For example, in California, a wrongful death 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 a wrongful death attorney to discuss your case – a legal expert fluent in the legal language of these specific cases.

Contact our wrongful death lawyers today in order to discuss your personal injury case.

In summary, wrongful death 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. However, only directly affected persons may file a lawsuit (which, in California, must be filed within 2 years). At Nehora Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have helped clients throughout Orange County recover compensation in cases of wrongful death.

Call us at the number below, or fill out our online form, and one of our wrongful death lawyers will get back to you with a free consultation to discuss your case.

Please contact us today at 949-629-4349 for a free consultation to discuss your wrongful death case if you have experienced the tragic loss of a loved one due to the neglect of another person or business.

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