Wrongful Death Lawyer in Woodland Hills CA

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Has a Family Member Suffered a Wrongful Death in Woodland Hills?

Some of the injury cases our law firm handles involve a death caused by a negligent party. If a person has passed away in an accident, the loved ones of the deceased are probably entitled to compensation for their tragic loss. You will need the help of a knowledgeable Woodland Hills wrongful death lawyer. The lawyers at Drake Law Firm defend accident and injury victims and their loved ones every day. They might be able to help you receive compensation for your loss.

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

Common Kinds of Cases that Lead to Wrongful Death

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 causa un homicidio culposo

Losing a family member to an automobile 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 people report that filing a lawsuit helped to provide comfort 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 family member.

A car accident that causes a wrongful death can leave a family with major stress regarding paying back medical bills, managing funeral costs, and losing earnings from a primary provider. Drake Law Firm can help to ensure that you get the compensation that you are entitled to for medical bills, lost income, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful death because of a motor vehicle accident can occur at the scene of the accident or later when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although deadly automobile accidents are frequently caused by intoxicated motorists, distracted motorists, and speeding, practically any kind of motor vehicle accident can result in a fatal crash. 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 passes away from complications due to their injury, it still falls under the umbrella of wrongful death. As such, the at-fault party can still be sued for their negligence.

Wrongful Death Because of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are rarely considered a fatal kind of accident. However, this is just not true. Slips and falls can be fatal, particularly if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.

Slips and falls can occur almost anywhere. But some of the most common places where slip and falls occur that qualify as wrongful deaths are grocery stores, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, parking lots, and workplaces. The way your wrongful death case will be sought is different depending on where the accident occurred. For example, claims 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 deadly when they occur to an elderly person. A slip and fall can place major strain 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 have to be bedridden for an extended period of time, your chances of recovering fully are much slimmer. As a matter of fact, falls are the leading source of injury-related death for adults aged 65 and older. And this number seems to be increasing.

Muerte por negligencia en el trabajo

Workplace accidents that most frequently cause fatalities include:

  • 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 formación inadecuada

In these cases, identifying 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 an employee from a different company, that employee or that other company can be held responsible for damages. However, 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.

Wrongful Death Due to Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death due to medical malpractice is among the more difficult case types in personal injury law. Considering this, you need to be sure you have a competent 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 hospitalaria precoz
  • Medicación o dosis incorrecta
  • Error quirúrgico
  • Incorrect diagnosis or missed diagnosis
  • Lesión de nacimiento

If a person you love passed away because of the negligence of a physician, nurse, or healthcare center, call one of our medical malpractice lawyers at Drake Law Firm immediately so we can start to investigate and develop your case.

Compensation In a Wrongful Death Claim

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

  • The pain, suffering and grief of the surviving family members. There is not a more difficult time in life than when you lose someone 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. However, the loved ones have a right to financial recuperation for the pain of experiencing this tragic experience.
  • Funeral costs. Almost immediately after a tragic loss, family members have to incur substantial cost 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 expenses before passing away can be incredibly expensive. Commonly, billing may exceed several hundred thousand dollars. Our law firm will work to recuperate those costs from the negligent party.
  • Loss of consortium. You have a right to recuperate for the loss of no longer being able to spend and enjoy time with your family member.
  • Loss of the future wages of the deceased. Oftentimes the family member that passed away was earning income. Family members were depending on that loved one to support the household. They have a right to recuperate that loss of future income. If needed, our law firm could hire an economist to establish what amount your loved one would have earned during the rest of his or her life.
  • Punitive damages. During a wrongful death claim, attorneys will determine whether it is appropriate to ask for leave of Court to file a punitive damages count in the lawsuit. Punitive damages are meant to penalize the responsible 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 due to negligence or recklessness. Nevertheless, these family members deserve financial relief that is available under local and state laws. After an accident, lots of families choose to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Woodland Hills to learn whether they have a case.

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

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

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 Lawyer in Woodland Hills, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at DrakeLawGroup.com to get started on your case today! 

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