When someone’s negligent actions cause an accident, sometimes that accident can be fatal. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, the unexpected loss can be overwhelming. While you’re trying to grieve for your loved one, you may also have many financial responsibilities that you have to take care of. You and your family may have legal options available to you to help you navigate this difficult time. A San Pedro wrongful death lawyer from Frost Law Firm, PC can help you get justice for your loved one and recover the losses that your family is experiencing.
The attorneys at Frost Law Firm, PC have experience in representing clients in wrongful death cases. We will advocate for your best interests and protect your rights throughout the legal process. We’ll do everything we can to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What Accidents Can Result in Wrongful Death?
There are many types of accidents that can result in a fatality. Our lawyers have helped many families with their unique cases. While each case will have specific circumstances and details, they may fall under one of the common accidents that can result in someone losing their life.
- Car Accidents. A negligent driver can cause a fatal accident if they’re driving while intoxicated or looking at their phone when they should be paying attention to the road. Our attorneys have experience in representing car accident victims and will help you seek justice for your loved one.
- Truck Accidents. These types of accidents can result in fatalities because of the truck’s size and weight. We’ll hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.
- Motorcycle Accidents. Motorcyclists don’t have the protections that a vehicle provides. If an accident occurs, it could cause a fatality.
- Premises Liability. Property owners are supposed to maintain their property and keep it safe for others. If a property hazard is what cost your loved one their life, our lawyers are here to help.
- Product Liability. A product may have a defect or issue that can result in fatal injuries. If you believe a dangerous product is what caused your loved one’s death, speak to our lawyers as soon as possible.
The one common factor in these types of accidents is that negligence occurred. If the other party hadn’t exhibited negligence, your loved one may have not lost their life. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers will help your family take the right steps to getting justice for your loved one and you.
How Does Wrongful Death Work in California?
When your family is seeking a wrongful death action, you may wonder who can come forward with the claim. According to the law in California, while a personal representative of the decedent can come forward with the claim, the following people can also do so:
- The surviving spouse or domestic partner
- If there aren’t surviving children, then those who would be named by intestate succession and entitled to the decedent’s property could come forward
Once you know who can bring the claim forward, you’ll still need to show that negligence occurred to have a valid claim. Because these cases can get complex, you’ll want an expert on your side to gather the evidence necessary to demonstrate negligence. Your San Pedro wrongful death lawyer will conduct a full investigation to show that certain elements were present in your loved one’s accident.
We’ll then show that your loved one was owed a duty of care by the other party. This duty of care was not met because the party acted negligently. This negligence is what caused your loved one’s accident, and they lost their life because of it. You and your family have suffered losses because of this incident.
You and your family may feel conflicted about seeking a wrongful death claim. It may help to think of it as the personal injury claim your loved one would have filed if they had survived the accident. They would pursue legal action against the other party for acting negligently and the injuries and losses the accident caused.
Losing a loved one is a tragedy and can also cause financial hardship. That’s where our lawyers can help you. We’ll stand up for you and your family and fight for the recovery you deserve.
What Will Your Lawyer Fight for You and Your Family to Recover?
Your lawyer will look into all the damages and losses that your family has suffered. We’ll review the evidence available to find the total financial and emotional losses. The losses that you may be able to recover for include the following:
- Medical Bills. If your loved one was in the hospital, receiving treatment, or had incurred any kind of medical costs because of the accident, our lawyers will look into these expenses and seek compensation for them.
- Funeral and Burial Expenses. The funeral and burial costs can get significant quickly. You can also seek damages for these losses.
- Lost Wages/Loss of Earnings. If your loved one missed work due to the accident, your lawyer will look into the lost wages from those days. We’ll also calculate what your loved one would have earned had they continued to work.
- Loss of Consortium. You may have shared a household with your loved one or depended on them for care or other kinds of help and support. While losing this support may not have a bill directly associated with it, your lawyer will still seek these noneconomic damages on you and your family’s behalf.
We understand how losing a loved one you may have depended on financially can be a stressful situation. Your San Pedro wrongful death lawyer will fight for you and your family to recover compensation that will provide a secure financial future. We cannot undo what happened, but we can do everything we can to help you and your family have the financial security you need so you can grieve for your loved one in peace.
Reach Out to Frost Law Firm, PC Today
When you and your family are grieving the loss of your loved one, you can trust your lawyer to handle your legal case. We’ll hold the negligent party responsible for their actions and fight for you and your family to receive full and fair compensation.
Contact our office today for an obligation-free consultation where we can discuss your case and how we may be able to help. Our lawyers are prepared to answer your questions and go over your options on how to proceed.