The death of a loved one is always a painful and unfortunate experience, especially when you know that the incident could have been prevented. The purpose is to compensate the victim’s family members who will suffer financial and emotional hardship as a result of losing a loved one.
Compensation can help to pay for these bills which are still present and must be paid even after your loved one has died. Compensation that is awarded from a wrongful death lawsuit also serves to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. To learn whether you are eligible to file a claim, contact our Orange County personal injury lawyers.
A wrongful death is when the death of an individual is caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another. Keep in mind that a wrongful death lawsuit is not a criminal issue (criminal charges are formal accusations made by state prosecutors asserting that somebody has committed a crime, and is punished by fine or jail sentence).
A wrongful death claim is very similar to a personal injury claim, the difference being someone has died due to either negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another, as opposed to being injured.
Often the death can serve as a basis for civil action in seeking compensation for losses and damages. A person can sue for wrongful death in a number of different types of situations. These types of claims can include a broad range of situations including:
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For most wrongful death cases, the spouse, children and parents of the deceased victim are usually able to make a claim for compensation. In the cases that involve medical malpractice, only the spouse and dependent children under the age of 25 can be compensated. Damages may be collected for expenses such as:
If you have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligent acts, then you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses. Call us anytime 24/7 at (844) 612-5800 for a FREE, no obligation consultation. We’ll answer your questions and help you determine the best course of action for you.
In the event that your injury makes traveling difficult, we can arrange to send a representative to you while you are healing. Our Orange County personal injury attorneys and staff are here to help you get through this difficult time.
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