The death of a loved one is shocking and overwhelming. We understand that this incident can be difficult and emotionally draining, and even more so if someone you love dies prematurely due to someone else’s careless or irresponsible actions. This can lead to a wrongful death claim, which results when you, as the personal representative of the estate of the deceased person, are authorized to file a lawsuit against those responsible for your loved one’s death.
A wrongful death case can arise from a multitude of different cases, including automobile accidents, defective products, personal injuries, medical malpractice, work-related injuries, nursing home abuse, and other offenses. If you are a family member such as a spouse of the deceased, a parent who lost a child, or a child who lost a parent, you are entitled to make a wrongful death claim. In some cases, siblings or other close relatives can file a claim as well.
Although we know that you are undergoing much stress and pain, it is crucial that your wrongful death claim is filed as soon as possible. There are many reasons for this, including the assurance that all the details are examined accurately and thoroughly, all the data is maintained correctly, and all responsible participants are ascertained properly.
Additionally, your claim must be filed immediately due to the statute of limitations: a set maximum time period for surviving family members to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death cases that are brought to court after the statute of limitations period are usually disqualified.
Serving Southern California, our law firm can provide you with a lawyer who specializes in wrongful death claims, and who can assist your family with the loss of your loved one. Our attorneys understand the grief you are experiencing and we are dedicated to helping you through this tragedy. We realize how important it is to provide you with the necessary resources you need in dealing with the basic legal issues that result from a death. It is important that your wrongful death action is persistently prosecuted so that a full financial reclamation can be attained. This includes:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of wages
- Loss of companionship and support
- Loss of care and protection
- Loss of potential financial contributions and inheritance
- Pain and suffering
The attorneys at Zwick Law have both the experience and skill to build a strong case against all negligent parties. If you think that you have a wrongful death claim, contact our lawyers and we will help you receive the compensation you deserve.