Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. The pain and grief can, at times, be too much to bear. When a loved one passes away due to someone’s negligent actions, it makes the situation even more challenging to process. Our Costa Mesa personal injury lawyers are compassionate, understanding professionals who will help you find justice and peace of mind in this situation. If your spouse, domestic partner, or parent passed away due to someone’s negligent actions, you might be entitled to compensation.
Wrongful death occurs when a negligent party does not take adequate or reasonable care to avoid injury, leading to fatality. In many wrongful death cases, the deceased suffered a fatal injury in a car accident. It’s important to note that not all car accidents constitute a wrongful death, but many do.
In addition to the pain of losing a loved one, your family may have to endure the burden of medical and burial costs. It’s important to speak to a personal injury lawyer to factor in every detail of your case. Will you suffer from lost wages as a result of this wrongful death? Lost future earnings of the deceased are another unsuspected loss that factors into a wrongful death case. As the surviving family member, you can file a claim against an individual or entity whose actions you believe have caused a wrongful death.
What Types of Compensation Can I Be Awarded in a Wrongful Death Case?
Sweet Lawyers’ team of attorneys will study the details of your situation and fight to uncover compensation that’s justly owed to you. If you have accrued:
- medical expenses for the deceased’s illness or injury
- funeral, burial, or cremation costs
- pain and suffering
- lost income or future earnings
You may be entitled to a settlement to recoup these financial and emotional losses.
As personal injury attorneys, we will advocate on your behalf to demonstrate the other party’s negligence. We will work tirelessly to prove that you were hurt because of their negligence and that your family has suffered the loss of companionship from your loved one’s wrongful death.
When a loved one dies unexpectedly due to someone else’s negligent actions, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be a daunting and catastrophic experience. You may be entitled to compensation for monetary damages accrued because of the death and, most importantly, your pain and suffering.
You should not have to suffer because of the negligence of another individual or business. A qualified wrongful death attorney will help you to understand your rights and advocate for you in court. At Sweet Lawyers, we’re committed to pursuing justice for you and your loved ones. Our compassionate and understanding team of attorneys are here to help you every step of the way when processing a wrongful death case.
If your wrongful death claim is validated in court, you may be entitled to a sum of money provided by the liable party. To learn more about filing a wrongful death claim in the state of California, contact Sweet Lawyers today.