The death of a loved one is a great loss. If he or she was the breadwinner of the family, that loss can cause financial as well as emotional devastation to those left behind. While nothing could ever bring them back or make up for their loss, if their death was caused by the negligent or intentional act of another, compensation may be available to offset the financial repercussions arising from their death.
A wrongful death claim is brought against a defendant who caused someone's death through negligence or, in some cases, intentionally. Wrongful death claims can be filed by surviving family members or a representative of the deceased person’s estate on their behalf. If your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional act, contact a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney at The Javid Trial Firm. We’re here to help you.
Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death claims can arise in a number of different ways; however, they usually arise from situations where the decedent would normally have a valid personal injury claim against a party for their negligent or intentional conduct. Some examples of intentional conduct that may give rise to a wrongful death claim would be the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers, a homicide that occurs during the commission of other crimes (i.e. during a bank robbery, a burglary, or as the result of an assault and battery), and premeditated murder.
Wrongful death claims can also arise when a loved one dies as a result of incurring personal injuries in other contexts such as car, truck and bicycle accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.
Some of the losses for which the surviving family members might recover damages in a wrongful death claim include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical treatment costs that the loved one incurred as a result of the injury prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of the loved one’s expected income
- Loss of any inheritance cause by the death
- The value of the services the loved one would have provided (i.e. cooking, cleaning, yardwork)
- Loss of the care, guidance, and nurturing the loved one would have provided
- Loss of the love and companionship of the loved one
- Loss of consortium
Wrongful Death Results
The lawyers at The Javid Trial Firm have a proven track record of securing results in wrongful death cases. Recent success includes:
- $2.5 million - Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s actions, contact a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney at The Javid Trial Firm today. We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.