What is wrongful death?
Have you lost a loved one recently? Was their death a wrongful death? If a relative’s death was due to someone else’s wrongful actions, then you may be eligible to sue for lost damages. A wrongful death case is special kind of civil action suit where a surviving family member can seek damages from the responsible person. Common causes of wrongful death cases stem from medical malpractice, automobile accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, criminal acts, work-related accidents, and defective products. Wrongful death claims are commons paired with a survival cause of action, which is a suit on behalf of the victim to compensate for the losses suffered by the victim rather than the family. In a wrongful death case, you can only recover compensatory damages, not punitive damages. If you are related to someone who’s death was because of another person’s wrongful acts, then you will want to get in contact with one of Eldessouky Law’s skilled wrongful death attorneys to gain maximum compensation for your losses. Start by calling 714-409-8991 to schedule your free consultation.
Who can claim wrongful death on someone’s behalf?
According to California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60, the following can sue for wrongful death on a relative’s behalf:
- Domestic partners
- Other minors that are at least 50% financially dependent on the deceased
- Anyone else who would be entitled to the deceased’s estate through California’s intestate succession laws
If you are still not sure if you can file a claim on someone’s behalf, talk to one of our attorneys serving Bellflower, California to see if you qualify or not.
How can I know if I have a wrongful-death claim?
To have a wrongful death claim you must have all of the following:
- The death of a person
- Cause of death caused by another person’s negligence or intent to harm
- Monetary suffering of the surviving family as a direct result of the deceased’s death
- An established personal representative of the deceased’s estate
Many wrongful death claims stem from negligence, and to prove negligence, you must be able to prove that the defendant had a duty of care to the deceased, that that duty of care was breached, and that the breach was a direct cause of the deceased’s death. Our lawyers have worked with these kinds of wrongful death cases as well as many more. One of our wrongful death lawyers will be able to help you build a strong case and prove all the necessary points. If you have more questions regarding if you have a wrongful death case, you can find your answers at our firm.
How can Eldessouky Law help?
If you choose to work with us, you will get help from our loyal, extremely experienced attorneys. At our firm, our goal is to get you as much compensation as possible. We know that in wrongful death cases, there is no limit to the compensatory damages that you may be able to receive, but the jury will take into consideration several different factors such as the deceased’s age, character and condition, earning capacity, life expectancy, health and intelligence, and additional financial and physical circumstance. Getting help from a lawyer will be an invaluable decision that may determine how much you receive.
There are two kinds of compensatory damages you may be able to receive from a wrongful death case: economic and non-economic. Our wrongful death attorneys know that both are equally important, and we will work diligently to make sure you recover damages from the financial support the deceased would have provided, gifts or benefits you may have received, funeral and burial costs, and household services you would have received. But Eldessouky Law also acknowledges the non-economic losses you may have suffered and will fight to get you compensation for your loss of society and companionship, protection, affection, moral support, training and guidance, and sexual relations. All are important pieces you may be missing from a loved one.
How does Eldessouky Law make a difference and stand out from all the other wrongful-death attorneys?
Our firm stands out from the rest because we prioritize your individual story and truly empathize with every single person’s case. Furthermore, we do not ask for any money upfront. If you contact our firm, you will receive a free legal consultation where you will get the best advice for your circumstances. We will also represent you in your case free of charge. This is our zero fee guarantee. We only ask for a small fee if your case is won. If we don’t win, then you do not owe us any money. Taking on a case on behalf of a loved one is a big deal, and it’s important to make sure you are working with an attorney you can trust. Eldessouky Law only employs the best, most trustworthy lawyers in California. So if you are suffering from the loss of a family member, it’s time to get in contact with Eldessouky Law to make sure you’re case is in good hands.