When a family member or friend passes away before their time, you may feel powerless to do anything, but if it’s the result of someone else’s fault, you may have legal rights to exercise in addition to pain and suffering. Wrongful death cases often involving catastrophic injuries can cause significant financial burdens including the loss of income, inheritance, and loss of support and guidance to minors.
Our attorneys understand how difficult wrongful death cases can be. These suits become very emotional and draining, so it is important to contact a lawyer who is dedicated to your wrongful death case. Our firm in Los Angeles, California has the experience of dealing with wrongful death cases and we are familiar with the laws that apply to these types of claims. We will fight aggressively to obtain the compensation your family deserves and to hold the individuals responsible for your loved one’s death liable for their negligent actions.
There are a variety of different causes of wrongful death that can merit filing a wrongful death claim, but all of them involve a careless and largely preventable mistake. Wrongful deaths can occur on the road, at work, even at a doctor’s office. The most common causes of wrongful death are as follows:
Traffic accidents - car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, and pedestrian accidents are the most common cause of wrongful death incidents.
Workplace accidents - Whether it’s a slip and fall accident or defective product, the workplace is another common place where wrongful deaths occur.
Medical malpractice - Another common cause of wrongful death, medical malpractice includes situations such as when a doctor fails to properly diagnose a condition like cancer, or a medical professional commits medical negligence by administering an improper medication or dose.