Losing a loved one to a fatal accident is devastating. At JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation, our attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time.
Our wrongful death lawyer regularly helps people not just in Los Angeles County but throughout California, who are looking for answers and open to discuss legal options. Whether your loved one died because of someone else’s or their own mistake. You may be able to pursue financial compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit:
Personal injury laws (especially wrongful death law) are complicated and securing financial recovery for your loss and other damages can be a challenge. Initially, an insurance company may offer you a settlement. This is usually a thinly veiled attempt to make the matter go away. The insurance company might try to convince you that this settlement amount is all that is available under policy limits or that your case is not worth more.
Ninety-nine percent of all initial insurance company offers come nowhere near covering true losses, including:
Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorney will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation possible to help cope with a family member’s death and maintain financial stability.
We collaborate with top-rated experts in a variety of fields, including life-care planners, who can assist us in establishing the full value of your case and finding additional insurance coverage sources that may help in satisfying the compensation that you are entitled to receive.
It is crucial for family members and representatives of a deceased person’s estate to understand that they have a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim in civil court. The California wrongful death statute of limitations is two years from the date of the deceased person’s death. If a case is not filed within this time frame, family members or the personal representative of the estate will be unable to recover compensation.
Under the California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60, we can see that various parties can file wrongful death lawsuits in civil court in Los Angeles. This includes the following:
Damages awarded in wrongful death cases are intended to compensate the deceased’s heirs for the value of the support they would have been expected to receive had the deceased lived. The types of compensation awarded can include both economic and non-economic losses.
California law does not place a limit, or a cap, on how much compensation can be awarded for either economic or non-economic damages in a wrongful death claim. Economic damages are typically awarded based on the sum of all calculable losses. A jury can award any amount of non-economic damages that they see are reasonable based on the evidence presented in the case.
A skilled Los Angeles wrongful death attorney will work with various economic and financial experts in order to help properly calculate the total losses a family has endured due to the death of their loved one. It is crucial to calculate these losses properly, because after a settlement has been reached or a jury verdict has been rendered, the case is over.
Your livelihood may be at stake, and we will apply the full skills, resources and determination of our law firm to your case. It is important to meet the statute of limitations if you hope to file a lawsuit. There might be a tight timeline and presuit filing requirements of which you are not aware.
You will never know how much your case is truly worth if you do not consult an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles. If a family member was killed in a car and auto accident, work accident, bar assault, shooting or any other situation involving negligence or wrongdoing, we may be able to help you.
Contact us online or call us at 818-610-8800 to schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death attorney Los Angeles. All consultations are confidential, conducted in a safe and comfortable environment. All cases are handled through contingency fee, which means that we get paid only when you collect a favorable settlement and all legal costs are covered by us initially.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,