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Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorneys – How do I Make the Best Choice?

Knowing how to find the best wrongful death attorney for your particular case can be pretty overwhelming.

Especially given your current circumstances.

If you are in the process of looking for a wrongful death law firm in Los Angeles, chances are that something horrible has happened to you and your family.

Anytime you are dealing with the loss of a loved one it’s going to be tough.

But…dealing with the loss of a loved one because of another person’s negligence or misconduct can be even more difficult for you to process.

Not only are you dealing with sadness and grief… but you are probably also dealing with outstanding medical bills, funeral expenses, and other costs associated with the loss of your family member.

And – there is a good chance you are already starting to worry about the future.

In a time when everything feels overwhelming and you aren’t exactly sure where to turn next, it is going to be imperative that you surround yourself with the best professionals possible to help you and your family get through this painful and difficult time.

You will also need people who can help secure your future.

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One of the first people you will want to get on your team is an experienced wrongful death attorney – one that has seen plenty of cases like yours and knows how to fight for what you deserve and are going to need.

You need an attorney who is capable of getting you the maximum compensation for the loss of your loved one and understands the importance of making sure you have the financial support for your future.

At John J. Perlstein, we spend all day working with and helping family members just like you.

As a personal injury law firm, the only cases we agree to take on are the ones where someone has been hurt or killed because of another person’s negligence, misconduct, or violence.

We are experienced attorneys who believe that victims need someone in their corner to protect them, to fight for them, and to make a wrongful death lawsuit much less intimidating than it probably feels right now.

By educating you on what goes into a wrongful death lawsuit, and what you can expect to gain from it, our attorneys treat you with the dignity and intelligence you deserve, so that you can feel you are in the driver’s seat throughout the entire wrongful death suit process.

We are here to help and support you. But we also want to arm you with all the information you need, so you can choose the best wrongful death lawyers Los Angeles based for your wrongful death claim.

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What is Wrongful Death?

By definition, a wrongful death is when a person’s death is caused by another person, through either misconduct, negligence, or intentional violence.

Some of the most common examples of wrongful death are medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and a death that results from a car accident.

Medical malpractice cases are often at the hands of a physician or other healthcare provider who was irresponsible or even negligent in performing their duties to the skill they have been trained and are capable of.
Workplace accidents that result in wrongful death claims are fatal accidents that happen to an employee that could have been prevented, but weren’t, due to an employer’s lack of attention to a situation that should have been rectified.
A car accident that takes a person’s life is considered a wrongful death Los Angeles case when the person responsible for the accident acted in a way that was irresponsible or unnecessary and caused the other person’s death.

Though these are just a handful of the reasons that a person may need to contact a wrongful death lawyer, it’s unfortunate that all too often these are some of the biggest reasons we see a wrongful death claim being filed in Los Angeles.

Every day, someone in Los Angeles loses their life to medical malpractice, workplace accidents, or a car accident.

And so often, any of these deaths could have been avoided.

Our job is to now help you recover compensation for that tragic event.

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What is the Legal Process in a Wrongful Death Case?

The first meeting you have with a wrongful death lawyer should accomplish a few different things.

To begin with, it is standard for any wrongful death attorney to invite you to a free consultation in order to meet each other face-to-face and begin collecting facts about your case.

No attorney should ever charge for this initial meeting.

If a law firm doesn’t offer you a free consultation, then you know already they aren’t the right wrongful death lawyers for you.

During that first, free consultation, you will be introduced to your lawyer and other members of the firm that will be directly involved in your wrongful death suit.

Your team will be composed of one or more experienced personal injury attorneys, as well as paralegals, office staff, and research assistants.

Los Angeles CA is a big place, and people often come and go from various law firms, making it sometimes difficult to keep track of who might be working on your case at any given time.

That said – even though every wrongful death lawsuit is different, your chosen law firm should have no trouble making sure that you know all the people who are going to be involved in your case.

And – keeping you up-to-date if those people change.

At John J. Perlstein, when we file wrongful death lawsuits, there are often a number of people involved to make sure we are giving you the best support possible.

It’s important to us that you know who each of those people are and feel comfortable with the role they will play in your wrongful death lawsuit.

After you’ve met your team and have shared some information about your case, we will determine if what you have constitutes a wrongful death lawsuit.

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We don’t want to waste your time. We will be honest with you about your wrongful death claim, and will put together a plan of action that you understand and feel good about.

Once we’ve gotten all the necessary information, your wrongful death claim will be filed. Wrongful death cases are either settled out of court or will go before a jury.

Regardless of which direction your wrongful death claim goes, we are going to fight to get you the maximum compensation either way.

Why? Because we believe that we are some of the most experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys in Los Angeles, and we know how to bring justice to each wrongful death claim we represent.

Why Do I Need a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer to Represent Me?

You may be asking yourself …why does which law firm I choose really matter in my wrongful death situation?

Aren’t all wrongful death lawyers kind of the same?

Not at all. In fact, the lawyer you choose to represent you through a wrongful death lawsuit can make all the difference in whether you walk away with the level of financial compensation you need to fully live your life, or whether you walk away without having honored your deceased person in the way they deserve.

When your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, they not only left behind a hole in your heart…

They left behind surviving family members who will now have to find the financial support they may no longer have.

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Wrongful death hurts families in many different ways. And the financial pain is one of the hardest ones.

For example, if you are the surviving spouse who lost his or her spouse in an unexpected death, you may have been financially dependent on that person and are now struggling to figure out how you will make ends meet without their lost wages.

Even worse – maybe you also have financially dependent children who also relied on that person’s income for the things that they need.

Having the wrong attorney file your wrongful death claim could make a big difference in your long-term financial future, as well as that of your surviving family members, too.

You need the attorney who has had the wrongful death experience necessary to know the legalities of wrongful death claim cases in Los Angeles and knows how the court system works.

Our firm of John J. Perlstein has been involved in fatal accident and wrongful death cases here in Los Angeles County for over 25 years.

We have the proven experience to recognize if a case counts as wrongful death and whether or not we will be able to get you the financial compensation you deserve.

Wrongful death claims are not easy. There are highly skilled lawyers on the other side as well, and they will take great measures to try and claim that your loved one’s death was not a wrongful death.

There are few court cases that can get more complicated than wrongful death claims. A fatal accident will have both parties trying to fight for their side and try to prove that it was or wasn’t someone else’s negligence that led to what happened.

This is why it is so important that you find the wrongful death lawyer that you trust, you know is experienced, and you know will do everything they can to win your case.

Don’t leave this decision up to chance. Now that you’ve done your research, choose the Los Angeles firm that is going to know how to get you what you deserve.

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Why the Los Angeles Law Offices of John J. Perlstein is Right for Your Wrongful Death Case

There’s no doubt about it…this is a difficult time for you and your family members. You’ve experienced a loss that really isn’t quite like any other – the unexpected death of a loved one that didn’t have to happen.

Whatever fatal accident took your family member has caused not just pain, but fear as well.

But don’t let that fear paralyze you.

California wrongful death statute states that you will only have a certain amount of time to take wrongful death action against another person.

California law acknowledges this is a traumatic time and will give you some time before you will need to decide if you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles.

But – you must think about your future and not delay for too long.

This is why reaching out to us is going to help. Once you make the first phone call, we will be able to take an enormous amount of the workload off your plate and begin putting together your case, so you and your family can properly grieve your loss.

So…whether you are the surviving spouse or were dependent on the deceased person in some other way, give us a call today at 213-252-1070 and set up your free consultation with one of our friendly and caring staff members.

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We are conveniently located in Los Angeles and can work around your schedule when we meet.

Finding an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate personal injury attorney can feel overwhelming. But – once you reach out to the right one?

Everything else will begin to fall into place.

Reach out to our law firm of John J. Perlstein today. We can start you down the path of healing and finding the financial compensation you need and deserve.


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