Our experienced Newhall wrongful death attorneys protect your rights if you have lost a family member due to someone else’s negligence. We understand how troubling both emotionally and financially these cases can be, and we will make sure that your family recovers all the damages you are entitled to. Here is some important information on filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Southern California. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit | Types of Claims
Wrongful death claims include many different types of injury-related deaths. The claim may vary slightly in terms of logistics and evidence collection depending on how your loved one passed. Here are the examples of possible wrongful death injuries:
- Medical malpractice
- Auto wrecks
- Nursing home negligence
- Construction injuries
- Criminal activity
- Premises liability
- Product liability
If your loved one passed due to any of these injuries, you may be eligible for compensation. If you lost someone from an injury that is not listed here, please call and schedule a consultation to see if you and your family can pursue a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful Death Settlements | Compensation
When I met with a family member of a child who passed away, one of the questions she had was, “What damages are we going to seek, and what am I entitled?” The answer is not always easy; it depends. If the person or people making the claim for the wrongful death of an individual relied on that individual for monetary support, they are entitled to that financial loss. If a child supports his parents, that mother is entitled to monetary damages for that loss of the help from the son. All of that is in addition to the loss of companionship, which is an emotional component, which usually comprises the bulk of the wrongful death actions. In addition to the emotional component, if a person is dependent financially on the person who passed away, then they’re entitled to make that claim as well.
If you need competent legal representation for your wrongful death lawsuit, please call our Newhall wrongful death attorneys at Bish & Cutting, APC, today for a free consultation. She will be a fierce advocate for you and your family. Don’t hesitate to give her a call. You will be a priority, not just a case number in our office.