Newport Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one can feel like an impossible burden to bear. If you have lost a loved one to a wrongful death, you should contact a Newport Beach wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Only an experienced California wrongful death attorney can fully answer your questions and concerns to properly evaluate your legal claim.
A wrongful death case can be caused by a car accident, motorcycle accident, auto defect, DUI, product liability, workplace accidents, dog bites, and nursing home abuse. Don't suffer through the grief alone. Do it with the help of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer.
Contact our Newport Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers today for more information on whether you might have a valid death claim. In Newport Beach the rate of DUI fatalities has skyrocketed, and some feel that it is due to the dozens of bars and frequented tourist attractions. Accidents like these could have been prevented, and sometimes, it is up to the family to gain justice for the victim and help improve future safety laws that prevent similar wrongful deaths from occurring.
Can You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The family of a deceased person can file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek financial compensation for the loss of their loved one. While states have different rules for who is eligible to file wrongful death lawsuits, a decedent's parents, spouse, children (including adopted and step-children) as well as siblings are the most common plaintiffs.
In order to successfully win your case in a wrongful death settlement, the heirs of the deceased party must prove that the death was caused by the negligence or unlawful conduct of another person or entity and establish the extent of their financial damages as a result of the death.
Most states, including California, allow wrongful death damages for lost earnings and financial support, funeral and burial costs, costs to obtain substitute domestic services, benefits each surviving heir might have been expected to receive if the decedent had lived, reasonable compensation for the loss of love, companionship, comfort, society, solace, moral support, as well as other damages. Talk to a Newport Beach wrongful death attorney to find out which damages may apply to your situation.
While any death that is caused by the negligent or reckless, unlawful conduct of another person or entity can support a lawsuit for wrongful death, the most common causes of a wrongful death are accidents involving automobiles and farm, construction, industrial and recreational equipment.
Exposure to toxic substances and chemicals, defective products and pharmaceuticals and intentional acts of violence such as robberies, shootings and assaults also can lead to wrongful death litigation.
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