Did You Lose A Loved One In A Fatal Accident?

When one has lost a loved one due to an accident or serious injuries, it is a devastating and emotional loss. The remaining family members have the right to sue for compensation in wrongful death cases when another individual or entity's negligence, recklessness or dangerous actions caused the death of the family member. These cases are usually complex and may end up at trial, and in other cases, a settlement is made prior to trial.

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Common Causes Of Fatality

A wrongful death case can be made when you have lost a loved one due to the following types of accidents including:

Damages Included In Wrongful Death Claims

Dealing with wrapping up the affairs of a deceased loved one, the funeral and other medical expenses incurred prior to the death can be overwhelming. It may be difficult to consider bringing a legal action under the circumstances.

However, many families will suffer extreme financial stress when their deceased loved one was an income provider, not to mention the emotional losses that exist. Some types of claims for damages that may be possible in a wrongful death claim include:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of benefits due to the death of the family member
  • Loss of future income of the family member
  • Medical and funeral expenses

Seek Justice For Your Loss. Contact An Orange County Wrongful Death Lawyer Immediately.

There is no compensation that can truly "make up" for the loss of a treasured family member. However, this is a type of justice that is available in the legal system, and the wrongful death claim may ensure that others in the future do not suffer the same terrible loss that you and your family are dealing with. It can also provide financial help for those costs that are going to be necessary in the future for your family. Call us to discuss your options if you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident.