Get Help with a Wrongful Death Claim in California
What is “wrongful death?”
The litigation team at the Farzam Law Firm offers our most sincere condolences to you and your loved ones. While it is natural in the wake of such an event to feel frustrated and overwhelmed by loss, it is nevertheless imperative that you are proactive and protect your rights by arming yourself with appropriate legal support. Call us for a free case evaluation at (310) 226-6890.
What is a wrongful death claim?
You may have a wrongful death case if the death of an individual was caused by the negligence, carelessness, or malicious intent of another. This encompasses a wide variety of events, such as motor vehicle accidents, inadequate instructions or safety labels on prescriptions resulting in drug overdoses, medical malpractice, and even product liability, as in the case of Takata Airbags. The law entitles you and your family to protections if a wrongful death has occurred.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
You have a wrongful death claim if you believe that negligence, carelessness, or malice contributed to or directly caused your loved one’s death. In most cases, the immediate family members will file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased and are sometimes able to receive monetary damages from the party who caused their loss.
Among the damages that can be claimed, wrongful death suits can cover:
- The loved one’s medical expenses leading up to their death
- The loved one’s funeral expenses
- The loss of economic support that the deceased would otherwise have provided to the family member(s)
- The loss of irreplaceable companionship which the deceased would have provided to the surviving family
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Grief counseling, copays for prescriptions like Xanax or Lexapro, hospitalization for adrenal fatigue, therapy, etc.
Working With a Wrongful Death Attorney
Under most circumstances, the “next of kin,” or immediate surviving family members, may file a wrongful death claim. This includes spouses, children, siblings, and parents. Minors are able to sue for wrongful death in cases where they have experienced the loss of a parent.
In all wrongful death lawsuits, you must be able to show that either negligence, carelessness or malice led to (or directly caused) the death of their family member.
What Can The Joseph Farzam Law Firm do to Help?
The Joseph Farzam Law Firm has a team of seasoned legal professionals who will guide you through the complexities and challenges presented by every step of the legal process.
We understand that wrongful death claims are sensitive and require the utmost diligence and compassion. Both our lawyers and our staff will guide you through what can be an overwhelming, emotional, and frustrating event. With our experienced and competent team on your side, you can rest assured that you will get the maximum recovery possible.