The sudden loss of a loved one is heart-wrenching. Learning that their death could have been avoided often makes the pain even harder to bear. Fortunately, an Anaheim wrongful death lawyer is available in these tragic situations.
If you suspect that your loved one died due to somebody else’s negligence, recklessness, carelessness, or intentional misconduct, your family could be eligible for damages with the help of a trusted attorney. Although nothing can bring back your loved one, a monetary damages award could alleviate some of your financial hardships. You might also find some peace of mind, knowing that the person who caused your loved one’s death has to pay for their mistakes.
Generally, when somebody’s misconduct causes another person to suffer injuries, the injured person has the right to sue the wrongdoer for damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Sadly, some accidents or incidents cause such severe injuries that they result in deaths. If the injured person would have been able to bring a personal injury suit against the wrongdoer, generally, their family members would be eligible to pursue a wrongful death suit. When somebody else’s negligence or other wrongdoing leads to a death, the decedent’s surviving family members can usually bring wrongful death claims.
Families in Anaheim often file wrongful death suit when their loved ones die following:
A compassionate attorney understands how difficult a premature death can be, and how confused family members may feel after a sudden and unexpected loss. They would be compassionate and understanding as they meet with the family of the deceased to investigate the death. They would skillfully examine the police reports and medical records, meet with eyewitnesses, and review all other information relevant to the case. They would also use the evidence to see if anyone could be legally responsible for causing the death. After identifying the responsible party or parties, they would help bring a wrongful death suit.
California restricts the parties who have the legal grounds to bring wrongful death claims. Generally, only a deceased person’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, child, or anyone else who depended upon the deceased person’s financial support may file suit. In the event that none of those parties exist and the decedent died without a will, intestate laws may also grant other people the right to bring claims. It is essential to work with experienced local wrongful death attorneys who can help determine who is eligible to file a claim.
California also allows surviving family members two years after the date of death to bring a suit, so it is crucial to meet promptly with a dedicated lawyer.
If somebody else’s mistake caused you to lose your loved one, you are likely still reeling from the tragedy, and you may feel overwhelming sadness and intense anger. An Anaheim wrongful death lawyer could help you obtain financial relief. Even though a damages award cannot ease your pain, a financial settlement could provide you with the financial relief that could help you resume your life. Call our office today to start the healing process.
Benji Personal Injury – Accident Attorneys, A.P.C.