Panorama City Wrongful Death Lawyers
When a loved one is terminally ill, the family members have time to prepare for the end. But in the case of sudden death, the unexpected trauma can be severe. It can be even more difficult to deal with the sudden death of a loved one when the death could have been prevented. In these situations, Panorama City wrongful death lawyers may offer hope of justice.
The personal injury lawyers at Ellis Injury Law work on behalf of bereaved families whose loved ones were killed by a negligent or reckless individual or entity. Many of these wrongful death cases arise from car, truck, or motorcycle accidents. Others are pedestrian accidents or slip and fall cases. Whatever the situation is, you can find the answers you’re looking for at our law firm. The consultation is free of charge.
How does a wrongful death lawsuit work?
A Panorama City wrongful death attorney at Ellis Injury Law can file a lawsuit on behalf of a decedent’s surviving relatives. The purpose is to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligent or intentional actions. The lawsuit may result in a jury award or settlement, either of which would provide financial compensation to the decedent’s surviving family members.
It’s important to note that a wrongful death lawsuit may arise from either death by negligence or intentional action that led to a death. For example, an individual may lose their life in a car accident because the other driver failed to stop at a red light. This negligent driver may be found liable for the decedent’s death.
In other cases, an intentional act of violence leads to an individual’s death. For example, a defendant may be sued after punching a victim in the head, causing that person’s death. Even if a defendant who intentionally harmed someone is found not guilty in a criminal case, it’s still possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against that person, so don’t hesitate to consult Ellis Injury Law to find out if you may have a case.
Who is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
First, a wrongful death lawyer will consider your relationship to the decedent. In California, the surviving spouse, domestic partner, and children are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the decedent had none of these relations living, then anyone who would stand to inherit under the laws of intestate succession may file a lawsuit.
When you consult a lawyer at Ellis Injury Law, we’ll answer all of your questions about filing a wrongful death lawsuit and the litigation process.
Consult a personal injury attorney at Ellis Injury Law
With over 25 years of securing favorable jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, the lawyers at Ellis Injury Law understand what it takes to thoroughly investigate a case and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. You can consult a personal injury attorney at our law firm free of charge to determine whether you may have the basis to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our legal team works on a contingency basis, which means we never charge a legal fee unless we secure compensation on your behalf. Although no amount of money can bring your loved one back, you may find solace in pursuing justice. Call us today to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation case review.