The unexpected loss of a family member is always tragic, but it can be especially difficult to cope when the death was caused by another person’s or company’s negligence. The California wrongful death attorneys at our East Los Angeles understand the emotional trauma you and your family are experiencing. We are here to answer your questions and help you pursue justice and compensation from those who are responsible for your loved one’s passing.
Our commitment to exceptional legal representation has allowed us to recover millions of dollars in compensation for victims of personal injury and wrongful death. A wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another. Generally speaking, if the deceased would have had grounds for a personal injury claim had he or she lived, surviving family members would have grounds for a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
There are countless scenarios that could give rise to a wrongful death claim.
The injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers handle a variety of wrongful death cases including:
Pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 377.60, the following parties may bring a wrongful death claim:
If you are unsure, call our East Los Angeles office through 323-838-1444 to see if you have a viable wrongful death claim.
Every wrongful death claim is unique, so the types of damages that are recoverable and their value can differ significantly from one case to the next. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover compensatory damages (economic and non-economic damages) and exemplary damages, also known as “punitive damages.”
Our California Wrongful Death Lawyers Offer Free Consultations Every Day
Our East Los Angeles Lawyers will ask you questions to determine whether you have grounds for a claim and how to proceed.
Our wrongful death lawyers at East Los Angeles know how difficult it can be to cope with the loss of a loved one. We will do everything in our power to alleviate the stress and help you recover the compensation you need to move on with life. With many years of experience handling complex wrongful death cases, our attorneys have the knowledge and tenacity to represent your interests.
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While other firms just handle your bodily injury claim, we offer a complimentary full-service package where we will also handle your property damage for no fee!
Our East Los Angeles personal injury attorneys understand the adversity you are facing, and we are ready to help you fight for it!
Our goal will be to get you fairly compensated as soon as possible, and we’re not afraid to go to trial. One of our seasoned car accident East Los Angeles attorneys can investigate your case to identify all potential sources of compensation. Even if the at-fault party was uninsured, it may still be possible to recover damages.
In the majority of commercial truck crashes, the injured victim was in a car or other vehicle—not in the truck. If you’ve been injured in a truck crash, your injuries are likely severe and you’re probably concerned about your growing medical debt. That’s not to mention your property damage and emotional trauma.
Although dogs and other pets are often considered part of the family, thousands of people each year are injured in animal attacks. Under California law, dog owners are generally strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs.
California has some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. The injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic, and the cost of medical care and lost income can be exorbitant.
Medical bills lost income, and vehicle repairs can add up quickly after a motorcycle wreck. These are called “economic damages,” which are objectively verifiable losses. Economic damages also include loss of earning capacity, home modifications, and other calculable losses you incurred due to your injuries.
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Each bus accident case is unique. There are countless factors that contribute to these collisions, and victims can suffer a variety of severe injuries including brain trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, internal organ damage, and many others.
Construction accidents have the potential to lead to devastating, life-altering injuries. Victims need to be able to access the maximum available compensation so that they pay their medical bills and provide financial support for their families.
Workers’ compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as “workman’s comp”) exist to help those injured in work-related injuries heal, recover, and elevate their quality of life. That said, the process can be complex and lengthy.
Parties who control, possess, or own a property in California have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If they fail to fix a dangerous condition or to warn people about it, this may constitute a breach of the duty of care, also called “negligence.”
Our California brain injury attorneys will help you identify all potentially liable parties, gather evidence, and fight for the compensation you need to pay for medical care, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. We have recovered more than hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
Train wrecks often occur at high speeds and result in devastating injuries. Healthcare expenses and lost income can add up quickly, threatening the financial security of victims and their families.
If you or a loved one was catastrophically injured by another person’s bad decisions or bad behavior, you have a legal right to hold that person responsible for the results.
The damages you may be able to recover will depend on the severity of your injuries, the amount of income you lost during recovery, whether you will be able to return to work, the effects of your injuries on your relationships, and many other factors