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Reseda Wrongful Death Attorney

Has a Loved One Suffered a Wrongful Death in Reseda?

Some of the injury claims our law firm takes on involve a death caused by a negligent party. If a person has died in an accident, the family of the deceased is likely entitled to compensation for their terrible loss. You will need the assistance of a qualified Reseda wrongful death attorney. The lawyers at dra defend accident and injury victims and their families regularly. They may be able to help you obtain compensation for your loss.

A wrongful death is where the negligence or carelessness of a person or company are responsible for a casualty. The law in California recognizes that when someone's actions cost another his or her life, the responsible individual needs to be legally liable to pay damages to the victim's loved ones. This means that when a family member is killed in an accident, the surviving family members may be entitled to bring a civil claim against those responsible for the accident.

Tipos comunes de casos que resultan en muerte por negligencia

A few of the most common types of situations that result in wrongful death are motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.

Cuando un accidente de tráfico provoca una muerte por negligencia

Losing a family member to a motor vehicle accident is devastating. And it can be emotionally challenging to consider what you need to do next when you are so early in the grieving process. However, some individuals report that filing a claim helped to give them comfort because they had one less thing to worry about. A wrongful death claim means that something is being done to get justice for a deceased relative.

A motor vehicle accident that causes a wrongful death can leave a family with major stress regarding repaying medical expenses, handling funeral costs, and losing income from a primary provider. dra can help to guarantee that you get the compensation that you deserve for medical costs, lost earnings, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful death because of an automobile accident can happen at the scene of the accident or later when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although fatal car accidents are commonly caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and speeding, almost any kind of motor vehicle accident can result in a fatal wreck. Some of the most common injuries from automobile accidents that later result in wrongful death are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries. If your loved one dies from complications because of their injury, it still falls under the umbrella of wrongful death. As such, the at-fault party can still be sued for their negligence.

Muerte por negligencia en accidentes de resbalón y caída

Slip and fall accidents are seldom considered a deadly kind of accident. However, this is simply not accurate. Slips and falls can be fatal, especially if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.

Slips and falls can happen almost anywhere. But some of the most common locations that slip and falls happen that qualify as wrongful deaths are grocery stores, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, parking lots, and workplaces. The way your wrongful death claim will be pursued is different depending on where the accident happened. For example, cases against large commercial companies differ in their parameters and insurance policies compared to slip and fall deaths that occur at a private residence.

Slips and falls can also be fatal when they occur to an elderly person. A slip and fall can put significant strain on an older individual that they might never recuperate from. When you are in the later stages of life and all of a sudden you need to be bedridden for an extended period of time, your chances of recovering fully are much slimmer. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults aged 65 and older. And this number seems to be rising.

Muerte por negligencia en el trabajo

Workplace accidents that most frequently cause deaths consist of:

  • Caídas de altura
  • Incendios y explosiones
  • Averías o fallos en los equipos
  • Accidentes de vehículos
  • Exposición a sustancias o entornos peligrosos
  • Accidentes causados por una mala formación

In these instances, determining if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident occurred. If your loved one died due to negligent conduct of a worker from a different company, that worker or that other company can be held responsible for damages. But, typically if a death or injury occurs at the workplace or while the employee is "on the clock", the case would fall under workers' compensation.

Muerte por negligencia médica

Wrongful death due to medical malpractice is one of the more difficult case types in personal injury law. Given this, you want to be sure you have an experienced attorney on your side when you're dealing with medical malpractice of any kind.

La negligencia médica que puede causar una muerte por negligencia incluye:

  • Alta temprana del centro médico
  • Medicación o dosis incorrecta
  • Error quirúrgico
  • Improper diagnosis or overlooked diagnosis
  • Lesión de nacimiento

If a person you love passed away because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or healthcare center, contact one of our medical malpractice lawyers at dra immediately so we can begin to investigate and develop your case.

Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case

Family members might be qualified to recover for various kinds of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Reseda, including:

  • The pain, suffering and grief of the surviving family members– There is not a harder time in life than when you lose somebody you love. The feelings and pain you might experience can be excruciating. We realize that no amount of money will make you feel whole again. Nevertheless, the loved ones have a right to a financial recovery for the pain of going through this tragic experience.
  • Funeral expenses– Almost immediately after a tragic loss, family members have to incur significant cost for a funeral. Part of this law firm's role will be to recover expenses because of the funeral.
  • Medical bills and expenses– In many wrongful death cases, the medical expenses prior to passing away can be very expensive. Often, billing might exceed several hundred thousand dollars. Our law firm will strive to recuperate those expenses from the negligent party.
  • Loss of consortium– You have a right to recuperate for the loss of no longer getting to spend and enjoy time with your family member.
  • Loss of the future earnings of the deceased– Often the family member that dies was earning income. Family members were relying on that loved one to support the household. They have a right to recover that loss of future earnings. If needed, our law firm can retain an economist to determine what amount your family member would have made throughout the remainder of his or her life.
  • Punitive damages– During a wrongful death case, attorneys will decide whether it is appropriate to request leave of Court to file a punitive damages count in the lawsuit. Punitive damages are intended to penalize the at fault party for deliberate and/or outrageous conduct.

Consulta gratuita de un caso de muerte por negligencia

No amount of money can appropriately compensate an accident victim's loved ones after a death caused by negligence or recklessness. Nevertheless, these family members are entitled to financial relief that is provided under local and state laws. After an accident, many families decide to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Reseda to learn whether they have a case.

The type of accident can impact what options of recovery are available to a family and how soon those claims must be pursued. For these reasons, it is a good idea to pursue legal counsel as soon as possible after a death.

If you think a negligent party might have caused a wrongful death of a family member in the Reseda area, Contact us for a free wrongful death claim consultation or call (844) 513-7253 to talk to a wrongful death lawyer in Reseda.

At Drake Law Firm, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients to get the compensation they require to recover. We won't let you accept unfair treatment from other law firms and we will defend you from beginning to end. If you need help with a Wrongful Death in Reseda, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at to get started on your case today! 

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