When a family member dies unexpectedly, a spouse, children, parents, and other dependents are not only emotionally devastated at the loss, but can also be left with ongoing financial injuries and unmet emotional needs due to the absence of the deceased family member. If the death occurred as the result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional act or omission of another, California law provides a legal avenue for surviving family members to recover damages from the wrongdoer through a wrongful death suit.
At The Law Offices of Farris Ain, APC, our legal team is on the side of family members seeking financial recovery through wrongful death suits. I have personally litigated hundreds of state and federal lawsuits on behalf of injured victims in the Claremont area and throughout Southern California, and I look forward to seeing what our team can do to help you and your family.
What Recovery is Available in a Wrongful Death Suit
The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to 1) hold a wrongdoer accountable for the pain and suffering and other costs inflicted on the deceased victim, as well as; 2) provide financial recovery for the losses suffered by dependent family members as a result of the death. Surviving spouses and domestic partners can bring a wrongful death suit in California, as can children and dependent stepchildren as well as parents and siblings who may have been financially dependent on the deceased victim.
In bringing your wrongful death claim against all liable defendants (including employers of the wrongdoer if the act occurred in the scope of employment), our team will seek financial recovery for:
- Medical costs incurred
- Pain and suffering endured by the victim prior to death
- The loss of financial support that would have been provided by the victim over that victim’s lifetime
- The emotional losses suffered by family members as a result of losing the family member
- Costs of burial and funeral
Bringing Your Wrongful Death Suit
To win a wrongful death suit in court or to obtain a settlement out of court, it will be necessary to provide evidence that the defendant was at fault in negligently, recklessly, or intentionally causing the victim’s death. Wrongful death suits often occur in the context of auto, motorcycle, or truck accidents, defective product accidents, recreational accidents, violent crimes, and other accidents.
Defendants will try to blame the victim, thus it is critical to begin working with an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the accident occurs. By doing so, we can begin the process of collecting physical evidence and eyewitness testimony to build the best case for proving fault in order to recover maximum financial recovery. Our legal team is at the ready to step into action immediately to begin investigating your matter to secure a wrongful death recovery on behalf of your family as efficiently and forcefully as possible.
Contact a Claremont Wrongful Death Attorney Today
You have many options of personal injury attorneys vying to represent you, and it is your mission as a consumer to find the attorney you trust to be professional, compassionate, and aggressive in winning the recovery you need. Please contact me for a free consultation regarding the circumstances of your wrongful death claim today.
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