Losing your loved one is never easy. But losing your loved one when he/she was fatally assaulted by someone can bring up hatred toward the person(s) responsible for the death in addition to emotional suffering, grief, and distress of mind.
Depending on whether the individual that committed fatal assault had an intent to kill someone, he/she may be charged with first or second-degree murder or wrongful death.
In Los Angeles, thousands of people die in fatal assaults every year. Some die as a result of a bar fight, a brawl at work or even bullying at school, others die in public places, such as parks, or even their homes or hotel rooms.
This was the case last month when a woman in her mid-30s was found dead in a hotel in Artesia, Los Angeles. Authorities still investigate the case, but police believe she was fatally assaulted. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Who can file a fatal assault claim?
In some cases, the perpetrator has no intent to murder another person, while in other cases he/she does. The legal process associated with fatal assaults is always long and exhaustive and requires tons of evidence in order to rule a verdict, punish those responsible for the death and award compensation to the deceased’s family.
If any of your loved ones have been fatally assaulted, don’t hesitate to consult our fatal assault attorney in Los Angeles to discuss your legal actions to punish those responsible for the death.
You’re allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles if you are any of the following:
- surviving spouse
- biological children adopted children and stepchildren.
Types of compensation for fatal assault
Although not even millions of dollars can bring back your loved one killed in the fatal assault, you’re entitled to financial compensation for your emotional trauma, grief, funeral expenses and other damages associated with the death (if he/she was the primary provider in the family):
- expenses associated with funeral and burial
- medical expenses associated with the treatment and hospitalization of the deceased
- loss of wages, income and other benefits provided by the deceased
- loss of services, care, and assistance provided by the deceased.
What happens to the perpetrator?
Depending on the circumstances of each and every particular fatal assault case, those responsible for the death in fatal assaults can be charged with first or second-degree murder, aggravated murder, manslaughter, wrongful death, or homicide.
The perpetrator may be sentenced to a set number of years in prison and face other penalties, including thousands of dollars in fines.
If your loved one has been fatally assaulted in Los Angeles or anywhere else in California, get in touch with our fatal assault attorneys at JML Law.
We’ve handled hundreds of fatal assaults and wrongful death cases in the past 35 years.
Our fatal assault lawyers know how to approach grieving spouses, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and stepchildren to punish those responsible for the death and recover compensatory and punitive damages.
Call our Los Angeles offices at 818-835-5735 or send us an email today for a free case evaluation. We’ll take your case to get justice.