Have you been affected by a family member’s wrongful death?
Wrongful deaths occur when a family member has lost their life due to someone else’s wrongful actions. Wrongful death cases can be particularly sensitive because they come up when a relative’s life has been taken too soon. If you have had felt financial affects from the loss of a loved one, then you may want to claim wrongful death on their behalf. Our wrongful death lawyers at Eldessouky Law who serve Torrance California, understand that not only are you suffering monetarily, but also emotionally. We want to help you receive some kind of compensation for your losses and hopefully pick up some of the broken pieces of your psyche that have been left behind because of your relative’s death. Call our office at 714-409-8991 to get started on a free consultation.
Who is allowed to sue for wrongful death?
In California, only certain qualifying family members are eligible to sue for wrongful death. The California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 outlines exactly who is able to sue, these individuals include:
- Domestic partners
- Grandchildren if the children are deceased
- Minors who were at least 50% financially dependent on the deceased
- Anyone who would be entitled to the deceased’s estate according to California laws on intestate succession
Despite possible misconceptions, minors are, in these situations to sue on their family member’s behalf. If you still have questions regarding your eligibility to sue, all you have to do is ask one of our experience wrongful death lawyers at Eldessouky Law. They will be able to help you and answer all your questions.
How do I know if I have a wrongful death case?
Wrongful death claims arise from the death of a family member caused by negligence, gross negligence, recklessness, or an intentional wrongful act. Some examples of wrongful death scenarios are:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian knock-downs
- Slip and fall accidents
- Assault and battery
- Murder or manslaughter
- Elder abuse or neglect
- Child abuse or neglect
- Medical malpractice
Wrongful death cases are exclusively for those who are suffering monetarily because of a family member’s death. To win a wrongful death case, you will need to successfully prove:
- The death of a human
- The cause of death was because of another individual’s negligence or intent to harm
- There was monetary suffering and injustice as a direct result of the deceased’s passing
Getting help from a skilled Eldessouky Law wrongful death lawyer will make proving these factors easier. Get in touch with our firm today to get started on your wrongful death claim.
What type of compensation can be recovered from a wrongful death claim?
Wrongful death claims usually are able to recover compensatory damages. Our wrongful death attorneys will fight for you to receive as much as possible for your losses. Possible recovery you may be able to receive with the help of one of our lawyers are:
- Finical support the deceased would have contributed
- Gifts or benefits you would have received
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Household services that would have been provided
- Society and companionship
- Moral support
- Training and guidance
- Sexual relations
There is no limit to how much you can receive in compensatory damages, however the amount will be determined based on factors such as the deceased’s life expectancy, age, character and condition, health and intelligence, and other additional circumstances that are physical and financial. Getting help from one of our lawyers will greaten your chances of recovering more. In some cases, you may also be able to receive recovery from punitive damages. Although this is rarer, if you can prove that the defendant acted in a particularly malicious way, then there’s a chance you can get punitive damages as well. Every case is different, and to get an idea of what you may be able to win from your case, call our office and speak to one of our wrongful death lawyers today.
Why choose Eldessouky Law for a wrongful death case?
Like it was mentioned earlier, every case is different. With that in mind, our lawyers take a very individualistic approach to every case brought to them. We understand we all have a story, and that not all cases can be treated the same. Call our office to find out what your case as worth and get advice from well-seasoned attorney. This is all free of charge, and we will even take on your case and represent you free of charge. Our promise to you is that you will not owe us a penny if we cannot win your case. We believe you do not need to be suffering any more, and so we want to take the financial burden away from you when pursuing a wrongful death case. Instead, it’s time for you to start on the road to recovery. Losing a loved on is difficult, but working with Eldessouky Law I not!