Wrongful death refers to the death of a person due to the negligence of another person. Such cases often arise in motor vehicle crashes, workplace accidents, nursing home abuse, death due to defective products and premises liability cases. Here in Los Angeles, California, local residents often hear of wrongful death cases resulting in lawsuits. When someone dies and negligence was a contributing factor, a wrongful death lawsuit may soon follow. The lawsuit enables surviving family members or the estate of the deceased to seek compensation based on incurred losses.
Our law firm, Rose, Klein & Marias, LLP, has been handling wrongful death cases since 1936. Throughout our years of service, we have helped many individuals recover fair and just compensation for the sudden loss of their loved ones. The death of a person can bring numerous challenges to surviving family members, especially if the deceased was the main source of income in the household. Loss of income, medical expenses if the deceased was confined at the hospital prior to his or her death and funeral expenses can be awarded to the family members of the deceased as part of compensation. It is important for readers to understand that awards and damages will not be issued until the negligence of the defendant is proven.
Plaintiffs or the surviving family members can avoid litigation by negotiating with responsible parties. We can help plaintiffs determine the total amount of losses so they can avoid getting less than that to which they are entitled. By doing so, plaintiffs can ensure that they receive the full amount of their damages.
Readers who interested to learn more about wrongful death claims should visit our law firm's website. They may also speak with one of our legal professionals to better understand wrongful death lawsuits and associated awards and damages.