Do You Need A Wrongful Death Attorney?
For those who have lost a loved one through an accident, you already know the pain is endless. There is nothing more painful than realizing that the fatal accident was a result of another person’s negligent actions. Although nothing in this world can bring back your loved one, you can have some justice by getting your rightful compensation after someone else’s irresponsible actions took the life of your loved one. If you want to hold those behind your loved one’s death accountable, call the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida.
The good news is that California law enables the relatives of victims whose death was as a result of negligence to request for compensation for their losses and suffering through wrongful death claims. Although the compensation you might win isn’t likely to alleviate your emotional suffering, it could at the very least, relieve the financial burdens of burial/funeral costs and loss of a household income.
At the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida, we understand how essential it is to pursue justice after your loved one dies wrongfully. Once you have a wrongful death attorney with our firm on your side, it would be much easier to build your case and get a favorable outcome.
What Are Some of the Wrongful Death Case Types?
In general, almost any type of fatal accident can bring up a wrongful death case. If you want a viable claim, then another person’s irresponsible actions must have given rise to the death of your loved one. Our wrongful death attorney will meticulously analyze the evidence of your case to assist you in determining the cause of your dear one’s fatal accident and the individuals and parties to hold accountable.
Below are a few common types of accidents that can result in wrongful death claims:
- Workplace Accidents. In some situations, workplace accidents, including those usual to the construction industry, could be considered for wrongful death cases.
- Vehicle Accidents. In the case that the driver of a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other vehicle acted irresponsibly, and that action played a role in your loved one’s death, you may have a wrongful death claim.
- Premises Liability Accidents. If a property owner doesn’t have the proper safety standards in place, he or she could be held liable for any resulting injuries or deaths.
- Defective Product Accidents. When a defective product, like an exploding electronic device or a malfunctioning car part, took the life of your relative, you may have this form of wrongful death claim.
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?
Specific individuals related to the deceased could file a wrongful death suit, based on the conditions of the individual case. Some of these persons include the deceased individual’s:
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- Children or stepchildren (in certain circumstances)
- Relative, including parents and siblings, who can inherit their assets
- Minors who lived with that deceased individual for a minimum of 180 days before their death and got at least half of their actual financial support from that individual.
- The executor of the individual’s estate
It is also worth noting that the statute of limitations for a California wrongful death suit is two years. That means that, after the death of your dear one, you should file your claim within that specified period.
Wrongful Death Compensation
Generally, wrongful death claims are similar to personal injury claims in that they can result in both economic and non-economic damages. Some of the costs that are associated with these wrongful death cases are:
- The lost income and wage-earning potential of the deceased individual
- The incurred medical expenses before the loved one’s passing
- Burial, funeral, and cremation costs
- Pain and suffering of both the victim and the loved ones
- Lost ability to complete certain chores and other household services because of the individual’s death
- Lost companionship
Our wrongful death attorney can assist you in determining the amount of compensation you stand to recover.
Call a Wrongful Death Attorney
For those who have lost a close relative due to another person’s negligent, careless, or wrongful actions, no recourse can heal the emotional wounds that you have suffered. But, nothing should stop you from pursuing compensation to alleviate your stress and get a measure of justice in this tough time.
After the passing of your loved one, pursuing the compensation you need in a wrongful death suit is a crucial step. However, it won’t come with ease.
That’s why it’s essential to have our experienced lawyers by your side.
Give David A. DiBrigida a call today at 800-322-5529.