Do you need a wrongful death lawyer?
If you have recently lost a family member, then you may be eligible sue for wrongful death. A wrongful death claim comes up if someone’s death is due to someone else’s wrongful actions. Wrongful death cases are important because they are dealing with the death of a loved on. Not just anyone is equipped to help you with this kind of lawsuit. At Eldessouky Law, all our lawyers are capable of representing you in a wrongful death case. Our firm will provide you with an experience wrongful death attorney that will fight for you to win and receive compensation for your losses. No one should have to face the death of a relative alone. We are here for you. All you need to do is call our office at 714-409-8991 and we will make sure your wrongful death case is handled with care.
Who qualifies to sue for wrongful death?
Only certain relatives qualify to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. In California, the following are able to:
- Domestic partners
- Other minors that were at least 50% financially dependent on the deceased
- Anyone who would be entitled to the deceased’s estate under California’s intestate succession laws
If you are unsure whether or not you can sue on a family member’s behalf, just contact our office, and one of our knowledgeable lawyers serving Cerritos, California will be able to tell you as well as answer any other questions you may have about a case.
How do I know if I have a wrongful death claim?
Wrongful death claims come up if an individual is dies or is killed because of misconduct by another person. These types of cases usually require a lower burden of proof than a criminal trial. The factors that must be present to have a wrongful death suit are:
- The death of a human
- The cause of death was another individual’s negligence or intent to harm
- There was monetary suffering and injustice to the deceased’s surviving family as a result of the deceased’s death
Under California law, a relative can only recover compensatory damages from a wrongful death case. This is different than a survival action which is a different kind of suit that may be paired with a wrongful death suit. Compensatory damages you may be able to recover with the help of one of our lawyers include economic damages such as:
- Financial support the deceased would have provided
- Gifts or benefits the deceased would have given
- Funeral and burial expenses
- The value of household services that would have been provided from the deceased
And non-economic damages like:
- Society and companionship
- Moral support
- Training and guidance
- Sexual relations
To see what you might be able to recover from a wrongful death claim, get in touch with our office to receive a free legal consultation from a Eldessouky Law lawyer. Working with us guarantees that you will be helped by a lawyer that will continuously fight for you to receive as much compensation as possible for your losses. We understand a lawsuit does not bring back a life, but it can be a start to getting your own life back on track after a very traumatic experience.
What are some common types of wrongful death claims?
There are many different ways in which a wrongful death claim may arise. Some common examples of claims include:
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents
- Exposure to hazardous conditions on the job
- Criminal activity or behavior
- A supervised activity resulting in death
- Defective products
In instances like this, or similar ones, three factors must be established: the defendant owed a duty of care to the deceased, the defendant breached that duty of care, and that the breach was a direct cause of the deceased’s death. One of our wrongful death attorneys will be able to assist you in this by building you a strong case.
Why choose Eldessouky Law to represent you in a wrongful death case?
Eldessouky Law is your best choice when seeking legal representation in a wrongful death suit because we are a small, intimate firm, that listens to everyone’s story. If you are looking for personalized help, then you have come to the right place. We are happy to give a free consultation to anyone that contacts us. Our goal is for you to receive maximum compensation, not lose money. This is why we will represent you in your case free of charge. We will not ask for any upfront fees, and if we can’t win your case, then we still not ask for any money from you. Our lawyers want to turn the emphasis on you and your recovery. You’ve already lost so much and now it’s your time to gain something back. Do not hesitate to enact your legal rights and contact our firm to get started on a wrongful death claim today.