Reseda Wrongful Death Lawyer
No one is ever prepared to lose a loved one, much less when the death is due to the negligence or carelessness of an individual, business, unsafe premises, defective product, dog attack, or government entity. As if this was not painful enough, you may be saddled with unpaid medical bills, funeral expenses, and other unexpected costs. In addition, as a loved one, California Law provides you may be entitled to compensation for lost financial support, loss of gifts/benefits, loss of household services, loss of training/guidance, and the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance, protection, society, and/or moral support. If you are facing this situation, please reach out to the wrongful death attorneys at The Law Offices of Rosenstock and Azran. We have been helping grieving relatives of wrongful death victims recover the compensation they deserve for many years and will do the same for you during this distressing time.
When you set up an initial no-obligation, confidential consultation, our Reseda wrongful death attorneys will listen to your case with empathy and compassion and explain the legal options available to you. Call our offices today, we can help you and your family as you go through this painful time.
Understanding Wrongful Death
Wrongful death happens when someone dies because of negligent, intentional, or reckless actions carried out by another individual, group, or government entity. If there is evidence that they acted in this way, they may potentially be held liable for the consequences of their actions. Some common situations where wrongful death happens are car or truck accidents, unsafe conditions in the workplace, medical malpractice, or faulty medical devices.
The Reseda wrongful death attorneys from The Law Offices of Rosenstock and Azran might help you file a claim against the liable party who intentionally or unintentionally harmed the person who ultimately died. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the death, separate criminal charges might also be filed, such as when the person who is liable for the death was also charged with a DUI or DWI, or other forms of criminal acts.
How do you go about filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Reseda?
When a loved one dies, it is hard to accept and digest this death. When the death is the result of someone’s negligence or recklessness, the grief increases in magnitude, becoming even more devastating. Having to deal with medical expenses and funeral expenses at this time may also involve stress, anxiety, emotional distress, and more. You may also have to take care of legal issues and be overwhelmed with financial hardships if the person who died was the main breadwinner for the family.
If the deceased lost their life due to an accident, you might be able to pursue damages for these losses against the person or entity who is liable for the accident. To achieve this, you need to file a wrongful death claim, and the lawyers at The Law Offices of Rosenstock and Azran have the expertise, legal knowledge, and a history of successful outcomes in previous cases to do the same for you. Make an informed decision as to whether a wrongful death lawsuit is the correct way to proceed by scheduling an initial consultation with a wrongful death attorney and understanding your legal options.
Who benefits from the damages recovered in a wrongful death claim?
Any damages that are recovered from a wrongful death lawsuit are for the benefit of the victim’s next of kin. This can be the spouse, children, parents, or siblings. And the lawsuit can be brought either by a family member or the estate of the deceased. It can also be brought by someone appointed by the court. We can help you determine whether you have legal standing to file the lawsuit or who would have to do it.
Keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations on how long a survivor has to be able to file a wrongful death claim. When you tell us the details of your case, we can explain the time limits that relate to your situation. In general, there is a two-year deadline from the day the victim lost their life, although there may be some exceptions under certain circumstances.
What are some common losses survivors can pursue in wrongful death claims?
Some of the more common losses you may pursue in a wrongful death claim in Reseda may include:
- Compensation for any expenses you have incurred due to the death of the victim. These may include medical expenses and any life-saving treatment that the victim received prior to the death, burial and funeral expenses, and others.
- Compensation for emotional anguish, grief, and sorrow the death has brought upon the family.
- Compensation for the loss the family is enduring due to no longer having the victim’s support, companionship, and love.
- Compensation for income, benefits, and services the victim provided for the family, including those they might have provided in the future.
Your Reseda wrongful death attorney from The Law Offices of Rosenstock and Azran can explain to you which damages you can pursue and help you place a value on them.
Does a wrongful death claim include punitive damages?
When a loved one has died due to the negligence of someone else, your wrongful death attorney may seek punitive damages on your behalf. These financial rewards may be granted in a civil case with the intent of punishing the defendant and deterring them from acting this way in the future. Your lawyer will investigate your case and let you know whether these damages may be included in your claim since they are not as common as you may have been led to believe.
To get all your concerns and questions answered regarding filing a Reseda wrongful death claim, set up an initial consultation at our law office today.