Get the Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney You Need
Wrongful death is a term that describes the situation when someone’s negligence has caused an individual’s death. Sometimes the negligence causes an injury that only later leads to death, but the untimely demise of your loved one is still the result of the negligent party’s actions.
Aside from your personal loss and the resulting pain and suffering, there may be the concern of lost income, medical bills, and funeral bills. When you have lost a loved one unexpectedly, we know you have entered a dark and trying time. Consequently, a wrongful death lawyer should maintain the highest standards of both professionalism and sensitivity.
At Setareh Law, APLC, we handle these special cases delicately and with the discretion and individual attention warranted by the situation.
The death of a loved one is not only a devastating emotional loss, but it can bring significant financial hardship as well. In California, wrongful death statutes allow surviving family members to pursue compensation for final medical bills, lost earnings, funeral expenses and other financial hardships. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, it is important to consult with an experienced California wrongful death lawyer.
Setareh Law provides experienced, compassionate legal representation in wrongful death cases. Setareh Law is here to guide you through all aspects of the legal process and help you pursue the financial compensation you need to make it through this difficult time.
California Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In California, a wrongful death cause of action is limited to the financial losses suffered by surviving family members. Financial losses may include the projected earnings of the decedent as well as other services he or she performed while alive, including household labor and childcare.
In handling your wrongful death case, we must prove that you had a reasonable expectation of receiving financial support from the decedent had he or she not died. Setareh Law can help you and your family pursue justice and compensation for your tremendous loss.
Types Of Compensation In Wrongful Death Cases
While every person who files a wrongful death case would rather have their loved one back, they also understand that they have financial obligations that must now be met alone. It is for this reason that wrongful death suits are allowed. These family members are suffering enough from their loss; financial burdens should not be added to the misery. Under California law, people involved in a wrongful death suit can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses related to the injury that caused the death.
- Funeral and burial expenses. In some cases administration costs of the Will.
- Loss of income that the person provided to the family.
- Loss of benefits that the deceased provided such as health and life insurance premiums and contributions to retirement savings.
- Loss of companionship and support.
- Pain and suffering endured by the deceased from the event that led to their death.
It is important for remaining family members to remember that wrongful death suits have a Statute of Limitations attached to them. Qualifying family members have two years from the date of death to file a claim for compensation. Calculating a wrongful death settlement can be a tough process, cases should be filed quickly to ensure that information and evidence remain intact.
Setareh Law understands that this is a very difficult time for the remaining family members. We understand that this case will be very emotional for you and we promise to treat you with compassion and kindness. We understand that this case cannot replace your loved one, so we will try diligently to make it as painless as possible.
We encourage anyone who has lost a loved one in an accident to speak to one of our qualified attorneys to determine if they can file a wrongful death case. Our consultations are free and there are never any up-front legal costs if your case is accepted.
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to wrongful death in Los Angeles, please contact us at (310) 659-1826 for your free case evaluation, or click here.