Although taking legal action may not be in the mind of someone who recently lost a loved one, it’s crucial the decedent’s family think about hiring a Riverside wrongful death attorney promptly. Losing a loved one can cause a lot of emotional trauma as well as financial problems when the deceased was an important source of both emotional and financial support. A wrongful death lawsuit can help ease the financial burden these tragic circumstances impose on the survivors and help the decedent’s family grieve as well as recover from their loss without unnecessary obstacles in their path.
A wrongful death case
A wrongful death suit can be filed by the survivors of the person who passed away. This will allow the “distributees” who depended financially on the deceased to receive compensation for their loss. A wrongful death can occur for many reasons including birth injuries, car or truck accidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.
There are several factors to take into consideration when deciding the amount of compensation survivors are entitled to receive. It all depends on the relationship the individual had with the deceased, income from the deceased previously provided to the survivor, the replacement value of the person who died, and also life expectancies of all parties involved.
Besides these examples of compensatory damages, there may also be punitive damages awarded by the court when the person’s negligent actions caused the wrongful death. The offending party will be punished accordingly.
Perhaps you or your loved ones are grieving the loss of a family member caused by someone’s reckless behavior. You may feel angry, frustrated, and feel there is not much that can be done. Filing a wrongful death claim can help you obtain compensation for your loss and punish the person responsible for your loved one’s death. Remember you may be able to prevent others from experiencing similar circumstances in the future. Contact a wrongful death attorney today and find out what your legal rights are.
At JML Law, our personal injury lawyers understand this can be a difficult time in your life. Families often face severe hardships after a wrongful death occurs and don’t know where to turn. Our attorneys work hard in several personal injuries areas, including wrongful death, and can seek fair compensation on your behalf. They will explain what your options are and help you navigate your case with ease.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,give us a call at 818-835-5735 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.