Aside from the devastation of losing your loved one to an accident, there are a number of tangible effects that your family would feel in the short and long run. These are both financial and physical, as you have lost a source of support in many ways. When you can prove that someone else was responsible for your loved one’s death, your family could be entitled to significant financial compensation.
Wrongful death claims could arise in a number of ways, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bike accidents
If you believe that your loved one died because of the conduct of someone else, you should not wait to consult with a Downey wrongful death attorney.
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Your wrongful death case is like any other personal injury case with some special rules. These could involve:
- Who can file the case
- The type of extra damages that you could receive because of the death
- The difference between a wrongful death case and a survival action
Given that there is a two-year statute of limitations for a California wrongful death case, and you will need some time to prepare your most effective claim, it is vital to consult with a wrongful death attorney now. We understand that you may not want to deal with legal matters during a time of grief. However, they must be addressed on the law’s timetable, and we handle the details for you in a compassionate and effective way.
How to Prove Your Wrongful Death Case
The first part of your case is where you need to show that someone else is legally responsible for your loved one’s death. Like every personal injury case, negligence is the basis for your claim. Here, you must show that someone else owed your loved one a duty of care and breached it by acting unreasonably under the circumstances. The burden of proof would be on you to show what happened. As your wrongful death lawyer, we would use the following to prove your case:
- Witness testimony
- The medical records of the deceased
- Camera footage and pictures
- Expert witnesses
- Testimony about how their loss has affected the family
The stakes are high in a wrongful death case because it is your only chance to recover for what you lost. Money will not bring your family member back, but it will help your family in the future as they have to get used to living without their loved one. It may also help you achieve a sense of justice and closure when someone else’s careless indifference took your family member from you.
At The JLF Firm, cases like yours are the reason why we get up each morning and practice law. We are motivated to fight for the rights of victims and their families and will work tirelessly on your behalf while you seek financial compensation.
Contact a Downey Wrongful Death Lawyer
To schedule your free initial consultation, call Downey personal injury attorneys at The JLF Firm today at (562) 418-6880 or message us online. We will discuss your case with you and explain to you the legal options that are available to you and your family.
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