Fountain Valley Wrongful Death Attorneys
If someone you love has died because of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to make a wrongful death claim. It is important to note that although these types of cases are tragic, they are not criminal cases in the eyes of the law and may qualify you for compensation for the loss of companionship.
Our Fountain Valley personal injury attorneys can sit down with you during this difficult time to discuss your legal options. Our team has over 35 years of serving clients in Orange County and surrounding areas.
Call us now 949-203-3814 so we may help you seek the justice that you deserve.
What Makes a Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death is defined as any loss of a family member or loved one caused by negligence, carelessness, or reckless act from a third party.
The anatomy of wrongful death case contains:
- Death of person (Fatal accident or injury)
- Death was caused by the negligence of another party
- Surviving family members who are now financially suffering due to this death
If you can prove suffering and unrecoverable damages from the death of your loved one, you may be entitled to compensation according to California law. The following must be present in order to have a successful wrongful death claim:
- Loss of the love/companionship from the deceased.
- The value of the household services from the deceased.
- The value of the financial support the deceased provided before death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Fountain Valley?
Not anyone can file a wrongful death claim in the name of the deceased. Only certain in individuals who have a direct relationship with the deceased can file a claim.
The surviving spouse and children are the first in line that are able to file a claim. Parents, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grandparents and their lineal descendants are next in line to file a claim.
The line can progress to a spouse not legally married to the deceased, children of the putative spouse, and stepchildren.
Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
If you have proof that someone's lack of action led to the wrongful death, you may be qualified for compensation. Additionally, proving the action taken by the at-fault lead to fatal injuries can also aid in you claim. Finally, proving the financial toil the death of your loved one has taken on you and our family will help you obtain compensation.
Wrongful death laws are different in each state and this may affect the amount of compensation you receive. The factors that determine you compensation amount includes:
- Last earning wage of the deceased.
- Your financial dependency on the deceased.
- The amount of funds the deceased saved
- The total loss of companionship
- The total costs that came after the deceased death
Wrongful death lawsuits can only be filed a certain time after the deceased has passed. If plan on taking legal action, we suggest you do it now.
Best Wrongful Death Attorneys in Fountain Valley
Wrongful death law is complex. You will need a lawyer who knows the law front to back.
Bisnar Chase has proven time and time again that our attorneys have what it takes to take on these cases with 35 years of service in Orange County and surrounding areas with a 96% success rate additionally.
We know this can be a tough time for your family. We want to help you recover and get back on your feet. Let us do all the hard work while you and your family start to rebuild our lives. As with all our cases, if we lose in court or cannot deliver you an adequate settlement, you do not pay us at all.