Need help from a wrongful death lawyer?
Losing a loved on can be extremely traumatic, especially when it happens unexpectedly or abruptly. But that’s life, right. Sometime we are thrown curve balls and are left to pick up the broken pieces. Eldessouky Law attorneys want to assure you that you do not have to pick up these broken pieces alone. We understand that the death of a relative can have many emotional and financial affects on someone. Our job is to help you recover monetarily through a lawsuit, but also assist you in recovering emotionally through the support we provide to our clients. If you have recently lost a family member, then you may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit. To get started on this process, call our office at 714-409-8991 and together we can find a remedy for the injustice that has been brought on your family.
What is wrongful death?
A wrongful death suit comes up if someone has been killed due to someone else’s wrongful act. There are many ways in which a wrongful death case may come about. A few examples of ways wrongful death claims are made are from:
- Medical malpractice
- Automobile accidents
- Exposure to hazardous conditions or substances on the job
- Criminal activity or behavior
- A supervised activity resulting in death
- Product defects
These are just some examples of wrongful death claims, and our lawyers serving Pico Rivera have had experience in these types of cases and more. If you are unsure if you have a case, you can check if the following are present:
- The death of a human
- The death was caused by another person’s negligence or intent to harm
- Monetary suffering and injustice to the surviving family as a direct result of the death
If you are still unsure about your case, it will not hurt you to consult one of our attorneys to see if based on your situation, you are able to file a wrongful death claim.
Who can sue on behalf of the deceased for a wrongful death case?
California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 specified that the following family members are eligible to sue on behalf of the deceased:
- Domestic partners
- Grandchildren if the children are also deceased
- Other minor children who were at least 50% financially dependent on the deceased
- Anyone else who would be entitled to the deceased’s estate based on California’s laws of intestate succession
To learn more about California’s Code of Civil Procedure in relation to your individual case, you can contact our office and speak with one of our wrongful death attorneys.
What kind of damages can I recover from a wrongful death claim?
Damages in wrongful death claims are meant to compensate for the value of support the plaintiff would have expected to receive from their deceased family member. This usually comes in the form of compensatory damages, which is usually broken up into economic and non-economic damages. Some examples of economic damages that you may be able to recover in a wrongful death case fought by one of our lawyers are:
- The financial support the deceased would have contributed to the family
- The loss of gifts or benefits you could have expected from the deceased
- Funeral and burial expenses
- The reasonable value of household services the deceased would have provided
Examples of non-economic damages you could recover are:
- Society and companionship
- Moral support
- Training and guidance
- Sexual relations
There is not limit set by California for how much someone can receive in compensatory damages. However, most of the time, the amount will be decided based on factors such as the deceased’s:
- Character and condition
- Earning capacity
- Life expectancy
- Health and intelligence
- Additional financial and physical circumstances
There’s also a small possibility you may be able to recover punitive damages. These are reserved for cases that can prove the defendant acted particularly malice in nature. One examples may be if someone intentionally tried to kill someone with their vehicle. You can contact our office and speak to a lawyer to see how much your case may be worth.
Why should I choose Eldessouky Law to help me with a wrongful death claim?
Eldessouky Law is the law firm you should work with because no only will we represent you and fight for you, but we will also provide emotional support in times of need. Losing a loved one is hard, and our firm does not want to make things any harder. This is why we offer free legal advice, and we will take on your case for free. Wrongful death cases are brought up because of your financial suffering from the death of a relative, why would we want you to financially suffer anymore. Unlike other firms, we do not charge any upfront fees. This means we can focus on your case and how to win it. California’s statute of limitations for a wrongful death case is two year, so do not wait to get in touch with our firm now!