When you have had to deal with the unexpected death of a loved one, there are so many questions and challenges you’ll need to face, not to mention the emotional trauma you and your surviving family members will have to endure.
There will be so many decisions you will have to make, from how to handle funeral and burial expenses, to possible outstanding medical bills and even the painful process of untangling the deceased person’s estate.
And What About My Financial Future?
There will also be ongoing financial challenges you and the rest of the victim’s family will be forced to contend with, particularly if your loved one’s death left behind a financially dependent spouse or children.
Any death is tragic…but a wrongful death that was the result of someone else’s negligence can be even more devastating for everyone involved especially when there is reason to ask yourself…was there a person responsible for this wrongful act whose intentional misconduct resulted in my loved one’s death?
Who Can Help Me Find Out if My Loved One’s Death Counts as a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Los Angeles, wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a victim’s death has clearly been the result of someone else’s negligence or intentional misconduct. Though there are a multitude of reasons why a wrongful death suit might be filed,
some of the most common is when there has been a fatal accident due to a car accident, workplace accidents that have caused a person’s unexpected death, or when medical malpractice has occurred, and deceased person’s death has resulted from it.
In any of these situations, you will need to seek the support and guidance of an experienced wrongful death attorney to help you determine the gravity of your case, help you understand how the wrongful death Los Angeles law may apply to you, and guide you through the process of preparing for and filing the appropriate documents to be able to seek the financial compensation you and your family deserve.
How Do I Find the Right Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer?
Though wrongful death cases will not usually make up a Los Angeles personal injury law firm’s entire caseload, it will be important for you to make sure that the Los Angeles law firm you choose is well-versed in the California wrongful death statute that will pertain to your particular wrongful death case.
How Do I Know If Your Law Firm Has Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers?
At the law offices of John J. Perlstein, we have spent countless hours studying the laws surrounding wrongful deaths, and can give you a very clear idea of what types of financial compensation you can expect as a result of the financial burden of your loved one’s unexpected death has placed on you.
But I was Financially Dependent on My Deceased Loved One and Can’t Afford a Personal Injury Law Firm
Our law firm knows that after a fatal accident of a family member, many times the people left behind are not in a financially secure place, and the idea of incurring more costs by hiring a wrongful death lawyer may be too economically challenging.
Between medical bills, funeral expenses, and other burial expenses, there just may not be any room in your budget to consider taking on another expense.
Can I Recover Damages on My Own?
Oftentimes, a family member of a deceased person may try to wrestle with an insurance company on their own.
After deciding they can’t afford to hire a wrongful death attorney, they may feel they have no choice but to try and collect payment for medical bills, funeral expenses, and punitive damages that are owed to them from the loss of their loved one’s life.
I Also Want to File for Economic Damages
They may also try to recover damages or seek financial compensation from the party who caused the death of their family member on their own. They know there is a person responsible, and they believe it should be relatively easy to file legal action on their own.
But Filing a Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Complicated and Hard to Prove Without an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
Unfortunately, it can be very challenging to file a wrongful death lawsuit without proper representation for you and your surviving family members.
In cases of car accidents, medical malpractice, or even workplace accidents, it can be extremely hard to prove that a loved one’s death was caused by intentional misconduct and that financial compensation should be awarded.
And There Are Other Challenges with Trying to File Your Own Wrongful Death Suit in Los Angeles, Too
Not only can dealing with an insurance company, deceased person’s workplace or medical office be difficult, but it can also be more than that if you try to go it alone.
In a case as complex as a wrongful death claim, the person responsible is more than likely going to have their own legal representation in order to try and prove that your loved one’s death wasn’t their fault.
Not knowing the statutes in California (specifically in Los Angeles) can end up costing you dearly, not just financially but emotionally as well, especially in medical malpractice cases or workplace cases where the person responsible will have experienced legal representation of their own.
We Know Los Angeles Wrongful Death Statutes…Don’t Go Through This Alone
At the law offices of John J. Perlstein, our knowledgeable and caring staff can connect you quickly with the best wrongful death lawyer Los Angeles has to offer.
Our free consultation can start you on the path to gaining back some of your life after this wrongful act has been committed, and help you to begin the legal action to help seek compensation for the financial and emotional trauma you and your family have experienced.
How Will I Know If My Wrongful Death Claim is Justified?
Trying to determine if a wrongful death claim is justified can be hard for some people. The loss of your family member is devastating, but you don’t want to lay unnecessary blame just because you are hurting and looking for someone to punish, right?
But this is where good personal injury attorneys come in. They will be able to offer you the expertise as well as moral support to determine whether your wrongful death claim is a valid one and whether you have the right to seek punitive damages for the serious injury that your loved one’s death not only caused them but the rest of your family as well.
Let’s look at some ways that our attorneys will help you decide if filing a wrongful death lawsuit is reasonable and in your best interest.
Was the Death of Your Loved One Intentional?
Every year, hundreds of accidents occur in Los Angeles alone that could have been prevented. Oftentimes the person at fault didn’t intentionally set out to hurt or kill someone, but that death still has had tragic consequences for their surviving spouses, children, and other family members who may have been dependent on them.
Even if someone’s thoughtless act wasn’t on purpose, it still doesn’t mean your family should forever suffer as a result of it.
Other times, a fatal accident was intentional. It’s hard to admit, but sometimes a person comes into our lives without our best interest in mind. A violent crime that results in the death of your family member is not just cruel and heartbreaking…it can also leave a family with economic damages that can last for years and maybe even multiple generations.
What Types of Wrongful Death Claims Count As “Wrongful”?
Remember, in order for a death to be considered “wrongful”, certain criteria have to be met.
Medical Malpractice is Often Considered a Wrongful Death Case
When a loved one dies as a result of a medical procedure or surgery, there is often reason to look more closely as to why.
Our experienced Los Angeles wrongful death team knows what to look for to determine if medical malpractice caused a person’s death when they should have benefitted from the medical procedure or surgery instead.
There are also times when a physician or medical provider didn’t follow the necessary and medically appropriate guidelines in a course of treatment that has now resulted in the unnecessary death of their patient, leaving behind not just a grieving family, but one that was possibly looked to by that person for their financial support.
Having the right personal injury attorney to help you navigate the complicated and often intimidating world of medicine can be a huge help when trying to grieve your loss, but also determine what financial compensation is fair and appropriate after such a loss.
A Workplace Death Is Often a Wrongful Death Case As Well
In California, especially in Los Angeles, work injuries are taken seriously. No one should have to worry that their workplace is unsafe or a place to have to focus on their well-being while trying to do the job they’ve been hired and trusted to do.
And, workplace laws require that our place of employment adhere to certain safety standards, regulatory statutes, and safety protocols.
It makes sense, then, that if your loved one’s death was on a work site and was the result of negligence that led to fatal injuries, then you need to talk to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
Sitting down with one of our attorneys will help give you the peace of mind about your financial future, even if your loved one is no longer with you.
The economic damages that can often result from a workplace fatality are monstrous. If your loved one was financially responsible for you or other family members, then his or her lost income will last long after the shock of their death wears off.
Economic damages from an unexpected death can destroy a family. There is no need for that to happen if your deceased person died because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior.
Give us a call at 213-252-1070 and let us help you decide if the workplace accident that took your loved one’s life is one that could have been prevented. And thus allow us to get you the financial support you need to move forward with your life.
And What About a Car Accident That Took My Loved One’s Life?
Unfortunately, car accidents happen every day. That said, most (fortunately!) don’t result in the loss of life.
But when they do, the pain and suffering they invoke on family members can be unthinkable, especially if the time leading up to the person’s eventual death brought on financially crushing medical bills and lost wages for the surviving spouse or family members.
If your loved one died as a result of a car accident, it’s imperative you choose an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you walk through the tedious and exhausting process of filing a wrongful death claim.
Trying to go it alone against an insurance company will bring you more pain and suffering that you don’t need right now, nor do you deserve.
When you hire our law firm of John J. Perlstein you will do so knowing that we’ve dealt with insurance companies for years and know very well what the California statutes are governing them.
During our free consultation, we will compile the necessary information we need to seek the compensation you deserve, and do it in a way that does not bring more trauma and pain into your life than what you’ve already had to endure.
Here in Los Angeles, our law firm of John J. Perlstein is the best at helping people whose loved ones have died and could have been prevented.
We will help you through this difficult time and get you the financial compensation you need to move forward with your life.