Anaheim Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one is difficult—especially when that loss is caused by another person’s negligence or ill intentions. Our Anaheim wrongful death lawyers understand that no amount of money could ever fully replace the presence of your loved one. However, compensation can help offset the financial gap left behind by that person. This is why California law allows family members to file wrongful death lawsuits that help to recover losses caused by the sudden and wrongful death of a spouse, parent, child, and other loved ones.
Incidents eligible for wrongful death lawsuits
There are typically two categories of wrongful death: an intentional action that caused someone to lose their life, or an accidental death that was due to another party’s reckless behavior, failure to address or secure safety hazards, and other types of negligence that led to the early death of your loved one. Intentional or not, our Anaheim personal injury lawyers can help you determine and prove third party liability for the loss of your family member.
Types of wrongful deaths may include:
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Defective products
- Workplace accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Poisoning or exposure to toxins or chemicals
Determining who is at fault in wrongful death cases is rarely black and white, and often takes a lot of investigation, legal processes, and more to ensure the family can collect restitution owed to them. Even if the responsible party is being tried in criminal court, it is still necessary to bring about a civil lawsuit to fight for financial compensation. Choosing the right wrongful death lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
What losses can be recovered
Each wrongful death case is unique and can encompass a variety of factors that determine which party or parties should be held responsible and how much compensation a family should receive for their losses. Your attorney will consider the role of the person lost, their relationship to you, and what current and future financial expenses have resulted from their death to determine how much compensation you may be eligible for.
Examples of losses eligible for recovery can include:
- Cost of funeral and other memorial services
- Lost wages that spouses, domestic partners, children, and other dependents relied on
- Childcare costs as the result of a lost parent or parents
- Assisted living for elderly that were under the care of an adult child
- Emotional and mental support for surviving family members
There are often many costs that come with losing a significant other. At Ellis Law, we will help you sort through those losses and make sure your settlement will cover both current and future expenses.
What Ellis Law can do for you
With more than 25 years of experience representing clients in personal injuries and wrongful deaths, we understand what it takes to ensure liable parties are held accountable for their negligent or violent actions. Our team does more than fight the case in trial, we conduct full investigations to determine which party should be held responsible and to collect evidence that proves so.
If your loved one has passed away, and you believe that another party may responsible for it, do not wait to call us for your free consultation. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers will stand by your side in your time of loss and won’t stop until we reach a fair and just settlement for you and your family.