Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences a person can endure. The mental anguish and emotional strife can be exhausting, even unbearable at times, not to mention the financial stress. If someone you love has been killed due to someone’s carelessness or reckless actions, you are probably asking yourself:
- How will I get through this?
- How can I cover the medical and funeral expenses?
- How will I take care of my family?
- How do I get my life back?
At Wilshire Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping grieving spouses, parents, and children get the justice they deserve and the compensation they need to secure peace of mind and move on with their lives following the loss of a loved one. Our lawyers and staff provide expert legal guidance while upholding high standards of client communication and service. We will treat you with the respect you deserve.
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There are Time Limits for RecoveryTo collect damages for wrongful death, plaintiffs must prove that a negligent act or an act with intent to do harm to the victim caused the death. In addition to the urgency of gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses to establish that liability, survivors and heirs in California must also file wrongful death lawsuitsbefore a statutory deadline for such actions expires. While it’s understandable that the decedent’s family and friends are grieving, someone among those heirs needs to step up and initiate the legal action necessary to secure full compensation for all plaintiffs. Wilshire Law Firm will assist a family following the death of a loved one with a no-charge initial legal consultation. Intended as an informational meeting for the family, one of our personal injury attorneys will discuss the particulars of your case, estimate the potential award you can recover, advise your next steps to be taken, and if our services are warranted, explain the fees we charge. It is crucial that you take action NOW and contact us today at (800) 522-7274 to get your wrongful death claim started. Monetary compensation may not make everything right, but it can help alleviate the burden placed on your family and grant you the time to mourn your loved one’s passing and to heal.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?California laws regarding wrongful death claims are complex, which is why it is important to get help from a qualified legal professional who handles these types of cases. As the survivor of a wrongful death victim, you can pursue the following damages:
- Loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, solace, moral support, and (if you’re the spouse) consortium of the decedent;
- Value of household services; and
- Value of financial support.
Building Your CaseIn order to build a suitable legal case against the negligent party, our firm may employ private investigative services to secure evidence that accurately supports your allegations. Details of an accident can be obtained through eyewitness accounts and by re-creating the events. Our technicians utilize scene reconstruction technology to provide persuasive physical and video evidence of negligence.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?After someone has died in an accident, only certain people may file a wrongful death claim, with those closest to the decedent getting higher priority. Surviving spouse and children receive the highest entitlement. They may file separately or jointly. Next in line is the decedent’s:
- Children of deceased siblings,
- Grandparents, and then
Wrongful Death CasesTestimony from doctors and financial advisers can attest to the possible financial strain resulting from the wrongful death accident to better establish a suitable compensation for personal damages. If medical treatment for emotional distress is not available through your current health insurance provider, the firm may arrange any recommended treatment. Professional medical care is available from our network of qualified physicians and psychiatrists. The costs will be secured, regardless of cost, by the future proceeds from the impending settlement. When a victim dies due to the negligence of another party the law provides ways for the victim’s family to pursue damages whether the accident was intentional or unintentional. If a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, drunk driving accident, or any other situation where another person was responsible for the person’s death, damages may be recovered. Victim’s family members may recover damages based on the following criteria:
- Loss of future earnings of the victim
- Lost benefits the victim may have had (medical benefits, pension)
- Medical bills and funeral cost
- The pain and suffering of the survivors