Do I need a wrongful death lawyer?
Have you within the last two years lost a family member due to someone else’s negligence or intent to harm? If so, you may be eligible to sue for wrongful death on behalf of your loved on. Wrongful death claims are meant to compensate a relative who is suffering financially because of their family member’s death. Since wrongful death claims are dealing with untimely heaths, these kinds of cases can be especially sensitive, and it’s important you find the best lawyer to represent you. The wrongful death lawyers at Eldessouky Law are your best choice fo being provided with the best care and representation. Call our office today, at (714) 409-8991 to schedule your initial consultation with an attorney serving Paramount, California.
How do I know if I can file a wrongful death claim?
California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 states that the following are allowed to file a suit:
- Domestic partners
- Grandchildren (if the deceased person’s children are deceased)
- Other minor children (like stepchildren) if they are at least 50% financially dependent on the deceased
- Anyone else who would be entitled to the deceased’s estate in ordinance with California’s law on intestate succession
So unlike common misconceptions, minors can file a wrongful death claim. However, if you are still unsure whether or not you qualify to sue on behalf of the deceased, just call our firm and one of our skilled wrongful death attorneys will be able to tell you if you are eligible or not.
What is a wrongful death claim?
To have a wrongful death claim, a few things must be present:
- The death of a human
- The cause of death was because of someone else’s negligence or intent to harm
- Monetary suffering and injustice to a surviving family member was a direct result of the deceased’s death
- An established representative of the deceased’s estate
Many wrongful death claims are caused by someone else’s negligence. For example:
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents
- Exposure to hazardous conditions or substances on the job
- Defective products
In these cases, and similar ones, you will need to prove negligence through three steps. First you will need to prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to the deceased, that that duty of care was breached, and that the breach was a direct cause of death. Our wrongful death lawyers have experience in all types of cases and will be able to build you a strong case that can potential win you large amounts of compensation.
What kind of compensation can I win from a wrongful death case?
Wrongful death cases are usually brought up to receive compensatory damages. In wrongful death claim these can be categorized as both non economic damages such as companionship, affection, companionship, protection, training and guidance, sexual relations, and support that was lost, as well as economic damages such as funeral and burial expenses, benefits and gifts that would have been provided by the deceased, and other kinds of financial support that would have been provided. There are no limits to how much you can receive, but it will ultimately depend on factors such as the deceased’s age, character and condition, earning capacity, life expectancy, health and intelligence, and any other additional physical and financial circumstances.
You cannot receive punitive damages from a wrongful death case. If you do seek punitive damages, then you will want to pursue a survival action, which is often paired with a wrongful death suit. If you are curious to see what your case could be worth, get in contact with our firm and speak to one of our wrongful death lawyers. Do not just write off your losses as something that cannot be redeemed. Instead, be proactive and take the necessary steps to winning compensation and getting your life back on track.
How can Eldessouky Law help?
At Eldessouky Law, you will be able to work with an extremely experienced lawyer who has the sole goal of winning for you. Our lawyers are very empathetic because our firm recognizes how much financial suffering can come about from losing a loved one. This is why we don’t ask for any fees from you. Contact our firm, and you will receive a free consultation and legal advice from one of our lawyers. We will also take on your case and represent you for free as well. Only if we win, do we ask for a small fee. Keep in mind, if we don’t win your case, then you do not owe us anything. On top of trying to help you financially, our lawyers also want to help you emotionally. We want to make sure your legal experience is a positive one, and that although you may be suffering, hopefully our support can ease the pain. It’s time for you to take legal action with the help of Eldessouky Law .