Are You Eligible to Bring a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatality in the Family?
The accidental death of a loved one is a devastatingly painful experience. If caused by a preventable accident or negligent act, close family members of the deceased may be entitled to compensation. Damages can include repayment of medical expenses and reparation for the loss of companionship.
An attorney experienced in California wrongful death laws can help ensure that those who may have contributed to the death of your loved one are held accountable. At the Law Eagles, our attorney have helped many clients recover compensation through wrongful death claims and lawsuits. We are available to evaluate your loved one’s fatal accident and advise you on your eligibility for wrongful death compensation.
Aspects of a Wrongful Death Claim
Depending on the facts of the accident and whether you qualify to bring a claim, our trial lawyers can help you and your family recover for financial and emotional losses. We understand the pressures associated with losing a loved one, including:
- Final medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- A spouse’s unique personal losses
- The psychological pain of an accidental death in the family
While in the initial stages of mourning, you may be inclined to wait to address legal issues. However, we encourage you to take advantage of our readiness to evaluate your case without delay. Early and thorough gathering of evidence will allow our lawyer to develop a strategy in your favor. While your family is preparing for a funeral and burial, we can begin an investigation to strengthen your potential wrongful death case.
Product or Premises Liability May Be a Factor
In some cases, companies may be held responsible if they manufactured a product they knew to be defective and failed to recall it. Or, a property owner may have a poorly maintained premises with dangerous conditions that they knew or should have known about and didn’t take measures to fix the problems.
Evidence of product liability or premises liability can result in substantial punitive fines. Our lawyer will explore all potential avenues for recovering compensation for next of kin after a fatal accident.