Wrongful Death Attorney in Los Angeles
In personal injury law, wrongful death is a term denoting the death of a person through any of the negligence accidents from traffic accidents like vehicle accident, bicycle accident or truck accident to premise liability accidents which include slip and fall accident, trip and fall accident, construction accident or even other serious accidents like boating accident, aviation accident or animal attack.
If your loved one suffers fatal injuries resulting in death, you have a right to claim wrongful death damages against the party at fault, from property damage; actual medical costs; loss of life’s income; loss of love, consortium and support; funeral and burial expenses; and pain and suffering and other non-monetary losses. These claims can reach in the hundreds of thousands or even millions depending on the gravity of the accident and the pain and suffering inflicted on the deceased prior to death as well as the trauma left to the family members of the victim.
It is never easy to claim personal injury damages because of the technical legal rules of procedures needed to be complied with by the claimant. Add to this the fact that the other party will be covered by insurance adjusters or lawyers who will do everything to protect their client’s interests.
Hence, if you are serious in claiming the maximum wrongful death compensation you deserve, your only chance at success is to hire the legal services of Mesriani Law Group’s highly respected wrongful death attorneys in Los Angeles who have already obtained hundreds of millions in award for damages in favor of our clients.
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Wrongful death happens when a personal injury accident such as traffic accidents, premise liability accidents and other accidents like boating accidents, animal attacks and even aviation accidents result in the demise of the victim. In California, if your loved one dies due to the negligence of another, you have a right to seek damages against the party at fault.
However, in claiming compensation or in filing wrongful death law suit, there are a lot of factors you need to consider before you are able to successfully pursue your case, which include:
- Time line for filing the wrongful death claim;
- Personal injury accident laws involved;
- Parties against whom you are going to claim; and
- Burden of proof.
Generally, you have a two (2) year statute of limitation to bring a wrongful death claim in California. If your loved one dies in a personal injury accident in Los Angeles or in any county in California you can file claims relating to economic damages and non-economic damages such as loss of companionship, comfort, and emotional or moral support on your behalf. Don’t commit the mistake of seeking compensation on your own because you will surely be frustrated. As a claimant, you have the burden of proving that you have a right to claim damages against the other party. After proving this, you need to show that you are entitled to the types and sums of compensation you are claiming. This is why you should immediately call on your trusted personal injury lawyer who is adept in pursuing wrongful death claims in your state. Your counsel will help you prove the following, to your benefit:
- Events to prove the happening of the accident;
- Death of your loved one involved in the accident;
- Your capacity to file the lawsuit as an heir of the deceased;
- The connection between the accident and the death of your loved one; and
- Proof of your losses, which may include property damage, monetary loss and other non-monetary losses like loss of love and affection, financial support and pain and suffering.
Compensation for wrongful death of a loved one can reach from hundreds of thousands or even millions against the party at fault, on account of the types of claims you can ask for, i.e., Property damage; Actual medical expenses of the deceased if hospitalized prior to succumbing to fatal injuries; Life’s lost earnings, which will be computed to include the prospective life span of the deceased; Funeral and burial expenses; Loss of consortium; Loss of love and support; Emotional and psychological pain and suffering; and Punitive damages.
In light of the above you know that you will be facing great opposition. This is why if you want to be successful in your claim, seeking the help of legal professionals is your best chance in making sure that your loved one did not die in vain and that you are able to secure for you and your family financial support to get you through your troubled times.