Wrongful death happens when someone dies because of willful negligence, failure to act, reckless behavior, or malice caused by another person. It doesn’t matter if it happened through a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or any other personal injury related incident.
A wrongful death case may be initiated by most surviving family members, or another injured party on the behalf of the victim to recover any all damages related to the incident. Wrongful death cases are civil cases and not treated as criminal cases, therefore they fall under personal injury law.
Recovering damages from a wrongful death case usually deals with pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of pensions and benefits, loss of a partner/marriage and any mental pain.
The Pain of a Wrongful Death
When a loved one dies, the pain is heavy, but when a loved one dies due to an avoidable accident, then the pain and grief are immeasurable. You simply cannot put a price on a deceased human being, but financial compensation, is a necessary component in carrying on and handling all the funeral arrangements, expensive medical bills,lost wages and therapy the family members would be faced with. Compensation, is a means designed to cover as much of, or all of the financial hardships left in the wake of the untimely death of a loved one. You should never think of compensation as a get rich quick scheme . You will need this to cover legitimate expenses and not luxury automobiles. An experienced wrongful death attorney works diligently to get you what you and your family needs to move on and recover.
It’s best to contact an attorney when this type of incident happens, as dealing with it alone can be quite messy and more often than not, very confusing. You don’t want to be cheated out of what you deserve, so leave the real work to the experts and have the peace of mind that you have one of the best fighting on your behalf.
If the immediate family members of the deceased are not known, or able to receive such compensation, then only the available next of kin to the deceased will be awarded the compensation.
Next of Kin May Include:
Children (of the deceased)
Aunts and Uncles
If there are still none available, then alternative relatives can be called upon as “next of kin”.
It doesn’t matter who is next in line to be eligible for compensation, those family members will be the ones who will be responsible for handling the compensation recovered. It is imperative that you take full advantage of your rights to gain compensation and you should seek it out in cases such as this. No one should have to carry the financial burden left behind after a wrongful death.
At the Law Office of Mark Balali Esq. We will help you with this difficult process and build a strong case in your favor. I handle all the paperwork and evidence gathering, so that a viable case is created, so you don’t have to!
The damages related to a wrongful death case are not calculated in the same way a typical personal injury case is handled. Wrongful death cases have a statute of limitations and the possibility of other injured individuals filing their own claim, separate from everyone else. Contact me for a FREE consultation by calling (310) 431-9774, or contact us online and through social media.