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Glendale Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death Lawyer Glendale

Family life is completely disrupted when a loved one is taken from them as a result of a wrongful death accident. Wrongful death is one that is caused by the negligence, misconduct or intentional act of someone else, and it can leave behind a gaping hole that a parent, spouse or child once filled, forever changing the family dynamic and leaving hearts shattered. Coping with a death is hard enough; when someone’s death is preventable, then it becomes especially difficult to deal with the fallout caused by the loved one’s sudden departure from this life. Families are left to deal not only with the loss of support and love that the decedent provided to them but also with a loss of income that they depended upon for expenses. Surviving family members have the right to sue the at-fault party who caused a loved one’s death and collect a range of monetary damages. Wrongful death lawsuits are sometimes filed in conjunction with criminal cases, and even when a criminal case related to the death has gone through the acquittal process. Contact our Glendale wrongful death attorney to find out more about wrongful death guidelines in California.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death lawsuits may be filed by a representative of the deceased person’s estate, on behalf of the surviving family members and other affected parties. These can include:

  • A surviving spouse
  • The deceased’s children
  • Surviving parents
  • The deceased’s siblings
  • An appointed power of attorney

What Damages Can You Collect?

Damages for wrongful death cases fall into two categories. These categories are defined by two varying time periods, and are as follows:

  • Damages experienced by the deceased from the moment the negligent act leading to death occurred to the time of death. An example of this would be the time of a car crash occurring to the time of the deceased individual’s death from their injuries acquired in the accident. This may be hours, weeks, or even months after the accident; damages in this category can include medical expenses, lost wages, funeral and burial expenses, and mental and physical pain and suffering the deceased experienced before succumbing to their injuries.
  • Damages covering the losses experienced by the next of kin after the deceased has died. This damages category is intended to compensate the surviving family for their financial losses. This includes lost wages that would have been earned by the deceased if not for their untimely death, until the deceased’s expected retirement, and may also cover “loss of consortium,” where a spouse or minor children are deprived of the deceased’s love and companionship.

Who Can Help?

As soon as possible following the death of your loved one, reach out to our wrongful death attorney at Compass Law Group. Our expert and compassionate legal team can guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim, holding those responsible for your loss accountable. Schedule your free consultation now.

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