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Studio City Wrongful Death Attorney

Has a Loved One Suffered a Wrongful Death in Studio City?

Some of the injury claims our law firm handles involve a death caused by a negligent party. If a person has died in an accident, the family members of the deceased are likely entitled to compensation for their tragic loss. You will need the assistance of a qualified Studio City wrongful death lawyer. The attorneys at Drake Law Firm defend accident and injury victims and their families everyday. They may be able to help you obtain compensation for your loss.

A wrongful death is where the negligence or recklessness of a person or company are responsible for a fatal accident. The law in California understands that when one person's actions cost another their life, the responsible individual should be legally liable to pay damages to the victim's family. This means that when a loved one dies in an accident, the surviving family members might be entitled to bring a civil case against those responsible for the accident.

Tipos comunes de casos que resultan en homicidio culposo

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

Cuando un accidente de tráfico causa un homicidio culposo

Losing a family member to a motor vehicle accident is devastating. And it can be emotionally challenging to consider what you should do next when you are so early in the grieving process. However, some individuals report that filing a lawsuit helped to give them peace of mind since they had one less thing to worry about. A wrongful death case 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 significant stress and anxiety about paying back medical bills, managing funeral expenses, and losing income from a primary provider. Drake Law Firm can help to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve for medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful death due to a motor vehicle accident can occur at the scene of the accident or later on when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although fatal automobile accidents are often caused by drunk motorists, distracted motorists, and speeding, virtually any type of car accident can lead to a deadly crash. A few of the most common injuries from automobile accidents that later lead to wrongful death are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries. If your loved one passes away 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 fatal kind of accident. However, this is just not accurate. Slips and falls can be fatal, especially if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.

Slips and falls can occur practically anywhere. But some of the most prevalent places that slip and falls happen that qualify as wrongful deaths are grocery stores, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, parking lots, and places of work. The way your wrongful death case will be pursued is different depending on where the accident took place. For example, claims against big commercial businesses differ in their parameters and insurance policies compared to slip and fall deaths that happen at a private residence.

Slips and falls can also be fatal when they occur to a senior citizen. A slip and fall can put significant pressure on an older individual that they may never recuperate from. When you are in the later stages of life and all of a sudden you need to be bedridden for a long 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 appears 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 errores en los equipos
  • Accidentes de vehículos
  • Exposición a sustancias o ambientes nocivos
  • Accidentes causados por una mala formación

In these instances, identifying if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident happened. If your loved one passed away 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 happens at the workplace or while the worker 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 make sure you have a qualified attorney on your side when you're dealing with medical malpractice of any type.

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

  • Alta temprana del centro médico
  • Medicación o dosis incorrecta
  • Error quirúrgico
  • Diagnóstico incorrecto o ignorado
  • Lesión de nacimiento

If somebody you love passed away due to the negligence of a physician, nurse, or healthcare facility, call one of our medical malpractice lawyers at Drake Law Firm as soon as possible so we can begin to investigate and develop your case.

Indemnización en caso de muerte por negligencia

Family members may be entitled to recoup for many types of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Studio City, including:

  • The pain, suffering and grief of the surviving family members– There is not a more difficult time in life than when you lose somebody you love. The feelings and pain you may experience can be excruciating. We understand that no amount of money will make you feel whole again. Nevertheless, the family members have a right to a monetary recovery for the pain of going through this unfortunate experience.
  • Funeral expenses– Almost immediately after a tragic loss, family members have to incur substantial expense for a funeral. Part of this law firm's role will be to recover expenses because of the funeral.
  • Medical bills and costs– In many wrongful death cases, the medical bills before passing away can be extremely expensive. Commonly, billing might exceed several hundred thousand dollars. Our law firm will work to recover those costs from the negligent party.
  • Loss of consortium– You have a right to recover 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 passed away was earning income. Family members were depending on that loved one to support the family. They have a right to recover that loss of future earnings. If needed, our law firm could retain an economist to determine what amount your loved one would have earned throughout the remainder of his or her life.
  • Punitive damages– During a wrongful death case, lawyers will decide whether it is appropriate to request leave of Court to file a punitive damages count in the case. Punitive damages are intended to penalize the at fault party for intentional and/or outrageous conduct.

Consulta gratuita de un caso de muerte por negligencia

No amount of money can properly compensate an accident victim's loved ones after a fatality because of negligence or recklessness. However, these family members are entitled to financial relief that is offered under local and state laws. After an accident, many families decide to speak with a wrongful death attorney in Studio City to figure out whether they have a case.

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

If you think a negligent party might have caused a wrongful death of a family member in the Studio City area, Get in touch with us for a free wrongful death case consultation or call (844) 513-7253 to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Studio City.

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 Studio City, 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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