Some of the injury claims our law firm handles involve a death caused by a negligent party. If an individual has passed away in an accident, the family of the deceased is probably entitled to compensation for their tragic loss. You will need the help of a knowledgeable Alhambra wrongful death lawyer. The lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez fight for accident and injury victims and their families every day. They might be able to help you receive compensation for your loss.
A wrongful death is where the negligence or carelessness of a person or company are responsible for a fatality. The law in California recognizes that when one person's actions cost another his life, the responsible person must be legally liable to pay damages to the victim's family members. This means that when a family member dies in an accident, the surviving family members might be entitled to bring a civil claim against those responsible for the accident.
Common Types of Cases That Lead to Wrongful Death
A few of the most common kinds of cases that lead to wrongful death are motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.
When a Car Accident Causes Wrongful Death
Losing a family member to a motor vehicle accident is devastating. And it can be emotionally challenging to consider what you need to do next when you are so early in the grieving process. However, some people report that filing a lawsuit helped to give them comfort because they had one less thing to worry about. A wrongful death claim means that something is being done to get justice for a deceased family member.
A car accident that leads to a wrongful death can leave a family with significant stress and anxiety regarding paying back medical expenses, taking care of funeral expenses, and losing earnings from a primary provider. Mendez & Sanchez can help to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve for medical costs, lost earnings, loss of consortium, as well as pain and suffering.
Wrongful death due to a car accident can happen at the scene of the accident or later when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although deadly automobile accidents are frequently caused by intoxicated drivers, distracted drivers, and speeding, virtually any type of automobile accident can lead to a deadly crash. Some of the most common injuries from car accidents that later result in wrongful death are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries. If your loved one dies from complications because of their injury, it still falls under the umbrella of wrongful death. Therefore, the at-fault party can still be sued for their negligence.
Wrongful Death Due to Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are rarely considered a fatal kind of accident. However, this is just not accurate. Slips and falls can be fatal, especially if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.
Slips and falls can happen almost anywhere. But some of the most common places where slip and falls occur that qualify as wrongful deaths are grocery stores, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, parking lots, and workplaces. The way your wrongful death claim will be sought is different depending on where the accident happened. For example, claims against large commercial businesses differ in their parameters and insurance policies compared to slip and fall deaths that occur at a private residence.
Slips and falls can also be fatal when they occur to an elderly person. A slip and fall can put major strain on an older individual that they may never recover from. When you are in the later stages of life and all of a sudden you need to be bedridden for a long period of time, your chances of recovering completely are much slimmer. In fact, falls are the leading source of injury-related death for adults aged 65 and older. And this number seems to be increasing.
Workplace Wrongful Death
Workplace accidents that most frequently result in deaths include:
In these situations, identifying if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident happened. If your loved one died because of negligent conduct of a worker from a different company, that employee or that other company can be held responsible for damages. However, usually if a death or injury occurs at the workplace or while the employee is "on the clock", the case would fall under workers' compensation.
Wrongful Death Due to Medical Malpractice
Wrongful death due to medical malpractice is one of the more difficult case types in personal injury law. Because of this, you need to be sure you have a qualified attorney on your side when you're handling medical malpractice of any type.
Medical malpractice that can lead to a wrongful death includes:
If a person you love died as a result of the negligence of a physician, nurse, or healthcare facility, get in touch with one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez right away so we can start to investigate and develop your case.
Compensation In a Wrongful Death Case
Family members may be entitled to recover for many kinds of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Alhambra, including:
Free Wrongful Death Case Consultation
No amount of money can adequately compensate an accident victim's loved ones after a fatality because of negligence or recklessness. However, these family members are entitled to financial relief that is provided under local and state laws. After an accident, several families decide to talk to a wrongful death lawyer in Alhambra to find out whether they have a case.
The kind of accident can affect what means of recovery are available to a family and how soon those claims have to be sought. For these reasons, it is a good idea to seek legal counsel immediately after a fatality.
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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.
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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
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