Losing a loved one is never easy. When their death has been caused by a fatal car accident, you are sure to be experiencing the full range of emotions – from the obvious grief, to anger about their avoidable death and anxiety about your future without them. As you tackle each of these emotions, it can be difficult to make sense of the situation and, in particular, how best to support your family. Wrongful death compensation could help to ease the financial burden associated with losing a close relative and, while we cannot bring your loved one back, a JML Law attorney could provide the legal guidance and support you need after a Woodland Hills fatal car accident.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be complex, due to the fact that all qualifying parties are entitled to join at any point, so it is highly recommended that you work with an experienced Woodland Hills fatal car accident attorney to ensure the process progresses as smoothly as possible. When you choose a JML Law attorney, you can rest assured that we will treat you with the empathy and compassion you deserve, whilst aggressively pursuing the person or party responsible for the fatal car accident.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against A Negligent Driver
While money is not your biggest concern following the loss of a loved one, the reality is that you need it in order to survive. By hiring a JML Law car accident attorney to handle your claim for wrongful death compensation, you can share the burden with a seasoned professional. We will pursue the compensation you are entitled to, while you take the time you need to come to terms with your tragic loss, and the new normality of your life.
Wrongful death compensation is normally payable to close relatives of one who has lost their life due to the negligence or dangerous behavior of another person or party. In general, if your relative would have been entitled to seek compensation for personal injury, had they survived the car accident, you could be eligible to bring a wrongful death suit. However, you must belong to one of the following qualifying categories:
- The deceased person’s surviving spouse
- The deceased person’s domestic partner
- The deceased person’s surviving children
- Where no surviving member of the above groups exists, then a wrongful death lawsuit may be brought by any person” who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession”
If evidence can be produced showing that they were financially dependent on the deceased person, the following people may also file for wrongful death compensation:
- The deceased person’s “putative spouse”, alongside any children of the putative spouse
- The deceased person’s stepchildren
- The deceased person’s parents
Discuss Your Wrongful Death Suit with an Expert Woodland Hills Fatal Car Accident Attorney Today
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal Woodland Hills car accident, or other accident, and believe you may be eligible to file for wrongful death compensation, schedule your free initial consultation by calling JML Law today on 818-610-8800.
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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 818-610-8800 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.