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Huntington Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys

Coping with the death of a family member is one of life’s most difficult challenges. At Bisnar Chase, our Huntington Beach wrongful death lawyers are passionate about holding wrongdoers accountable for their negligence. If you think your loved one’s death may qualify as a wrongful death lawsuit, contact our team for a free case review now.

Our wrongful death attorneys are here to ease the burden on you. We will conduct an investigation of the fatal accident and make sure those who are liable are held accountable. If you have lost a loved one in or near Huntington Beach, we are here to fight for you.

For aggressive litigation, straight talk, and honest answers, call (949) 203-3814 to find out more about your options. Our personal injury law firm has been in business for more than 40 years and has a 99% success rate. We have handled many catastrophic accident cases resulting in wrongful death, and we can help you too.

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5 Different Types of Orange County Wrongful Death Claims

The legal term known as “wrongful death” refers to a person losing their life due to someone else’s carelessness. Wrongful death can affect a family tremendously emotionally and financially. Costs such as funeral expenses and medical bills that were accumulated before a loved one’s death can be expensive. If the deceased was the primary income producer of the family, those family members can struggle financially to get by.

Family members who suffer the loss of a loved one usually file wrongful death claims such as:

  1. Car accidents: Many traffic collisions can be avoided if drivers behind the wheel adhere to the rules of the road. One common behavior that leads to car accidents is distracted driving. An estimated amount of over 390,000 injuries take place annually due to drivers texting and driving. In one year, exactly 263 adolescents lost their lives at the hands of a distracted driver. Answering a text is not worth seriously injuring someone or losing a life. The majority of wrongful deaths that occur in Huntington Beach are a result of auto collisions. According to a recent California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), thirteen people lost their lives in Huntington Beach car accidents. Of those who suffered fatal injuries, 3 were pedestrians, 1 was on a motorcycle, and 4 were alcohol-related. Accidents involving other vehicles, such as truck accidents, can also be deadly.
  2. Work injuries: Employees that are in the construction industry can lose their lives by being struck by an object, electrocution, or slip and falls. Many workers are also killed at the hands of faulty equipment. Employers have the duty to make sure that employees are safe at all times on the job. Employers who fail to do so can be held accountable for damages.
  3. Motorcycle collisions: Bike accidents are one of the most dangerous that a person can be involved in. Motorcycles do not shield people from objects in the road or four-door vehicles. Many motorcycle injury victims can end up with a traumatic brain injury that will leave families with the decision of whether or not their loved one should stay on life support. Family members who make the difficult choice to take their loved ones off of life support at times are left emotionally damaged. Speak to a wrongful death lawyer in Huntington Beach to learn more about the compensation you can receive from losing a family member.
  4. Pedestrian accidents: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in one year, 5,987 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic collisions. The primary victims of pedestrian accidents were children and senior citizens. The CDC reported that over 48% of pedestrian deaths occurred due to impaired driving. Motorists who have an alcoholic level of .08 or more are putting crosswalks and fellow motorists at risk.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

There are two factors that should be present in order to have a strong foundation for a wrongful death claim. First that the victim died due to the negligence of another and that the loss of that individual caused the surviving family members great pain and suffering.

People that can file a wrongful death claim include surviving children, spouses, and the parents of the deceased.

Code of Civil Procedure 377.60 states “The decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.

The process of the collection of assets can change if the deceased left a will. An executor will then be appointed to announce what assets will go to which person.

Damages You Can Receive in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When you file a wrongful death claim you have the potential to win compensation for economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages involve losses that have a monetary value attached to them. Some examples of economic damages can be the loss of future earnings the deceased would have received, damages to property, medical bills, and burial or funeral expenses.

A surviving family member or spouse can also claim noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. Pain and suffering can be difficult to determine in terms of compensation though. Pain and suffering are usually measured by how the spouse or loved one has been affected emotionally from the loss of their loved one.

Serving as a Huntington Beach wrongful death attorney is a difficult task; the heartache and rage that our clients experience as they struggle to recover from their loved one’s death are contagious and we cannot help but develop a connection with each one of our clients. When you sign with Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, you become a client for life and you will receive a very personal experience from very passionate attorneys.

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Huntington Beach, California

If you have lost a loved one as a result of negligence, contact one of our wrongful death lawyers in Huntington Beach to take advantage of our free professional evaluation. Our success rate and history of high client satisfaction will give you the peace of mind to concentrate on your treatment, rather than your monetary recovery. Call for a free consultation at (949) 203-3814.

Our attorneys will not complete your wrongful death lawsuit until every potential avenue of compensation has been investigated.

Contact the Huntington Beach wrongful death attorneys of Bisnar Chase now for a free case analysis.

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Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

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I had an attorney for my truck accident who wanted almost 60% of what my case was worth. Worse than that, he was willing to settle for $5,000.00 with the insurance company even though I was still treating for whiplash and back pain. I contacted Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys because a friend recommended them. My case was handled exceptionally well! I was being kept notified throughout the whole process and only when I was comfortable with the settlement figure, did my attorney Gavin Long, accept it. I felt like we were working together and I felt listened to. I would refer Bisnar Chase to anyone who wants quality over quantity!

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