California’s Wrongful Death Lawyers

Often, the emotional toll of losing a loved one can be both emotionally and financially devastating. Depending on the circumstances, survivors of a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to seek compensation for their losses. The damages secured by such a settlement or verdict can range from a variety of incurred and future expenses. Some of these awarded damages can include the total value of future lost wages, funeral expenses, and the emotional distress of loving your loved one. As experienced wrongful death lawyers in California, the team at BD&J aim to bring justice to those whose loved ones death has occurred because of wrongdoing.

A wrongful death occurs when someone’s life is lost through the negligence or fault of somebody else. While this subject is broad, most wrongful death cases occur by way of car accidents, product liability and medical malpractice suits. Because a wrongful death can be the fault of multiple parties, this may include the citation of individuals, companies, and can even include governmental agencies. Consequently, wrongful death cases are often complex and require the skill-sets of highly adept  California wrongful death attorneys.

Parties Eligible for Compensation

  • In the United States, immediate family members (including children, siblings, and even parents) can file on behalf of the wrongful death of their loved ones.
  • Life partners or putative spouses are eligible for financial relief in the event of a wrongful death situation. A marriage license is no longer expressly required for many wrongful death suits to continue.
  • Any party financially dependent upon the deceased may be entitled to compensation to cover future lost wages and funeral expenses. This includes both family members and extended family, as long as these individuals relied upon the financial well-being of the deceased.
  • Financial loss is not only constrained to family members of the deceased. Anyone who was financially dependent upon the victim may be eligible for compensation, provided they can prove that their livelihood was directly tied to the deceased.

You need to protect your rights by having a skilled wrongful death attorney in Los Angeles advocating for your interests.

Parties Potentially Responsible

In the event of a wrongful death, many types of parties and entities may be held responsible. These examples can include a driver who was the cause of a fatal collision, a manufacturer of a faulty vehicle, an individual responsible for serving alcohol to an impaired driver, or even the designer of a faulty roadway. The defining quality comes down to who was the person or entity responsible for causing the wrongful death. Whether it was by virtue of deliberate malice or pure negligence, anyone who was party to the wrongful death of another person, may be held responsible for the life of the deceased.

Damages

There are three different categories that can be collected upon, in the event of a prevailing wrongful death suit:

  • Economic Damages. These damages are subjected and limited to the financial contributions of the wrongfully deceased. These economic damages may be inclusive of an inheritance, future earnings, medical expenses, funeral costs, and any other quantitative monetary contributions made by the individual, if still living.
  • Non-Economic Damages. These damages are non-quantitative costs that may be incurred in the event of a wrongful death. This may include monetary retributions for pain and suffering, including (but not limited to): emotional and mental anguish, loss of care, loss of relationship, loss of love, and other forms of general pain and suffering.
  • Punitive Damages. These damages exist to punish the defendant for excessively negligent or careless behavior. Punitive damages are intended to financially burden the defendant by means of an overwhelming verdict.

As promising wrongful death attorneys in Los Angeles, we are committed to the best results in every case we take on.

Contact A Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney For A Free Case Evaluation

If your loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death, contact the law offices of BD&J today. Our wrongful death attorneys  will help reduce the burden and ensure that you get the justice you and your loved ones deserve.