Wrongful Death Lawyer in Monterey Park, CA

Mendez & Sanchez - Wrongful Death Lawyer in Monterey Park, California

Has Your Loved One Suffered a Wrongful Death?

Some of the injury claims our law firm handles involve a death caused by a negligent party. If a person has passed away in an accident, the family members of the deceased are likely entitled to compensation for their terrible loss. You will need the help of a knowledgeable Monterey Park wrongful death lawyer. The lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez fight for accident and injury victims and their families regularly. They may be able to help you obtain compensation for your loss.

A wrongful death is where the negligence or carelessness of a person or company are responsible for a casualty. The law in California recognizes that when one person's actions cost another his life, the responsible person should be legally liable to pay damages to the victim's loved ones. This means that when a family member is killed in an accident, the surviving family members may be entitled to bring a civil case against those responsible for the accident.

Common Types of Cases that Lead to Wrongful Death

A few of the most common types of situations that lead to wrongful death are motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.

When a Motor Vehicle Accident Causes Wrongful Death

Losing a family member to a car accident is devastating. And it can be emotionally challenging to consider what you should do next when you are so early in the mourning process. However, some people report that filing a lawsuit helped to provide comfort since they had one less thing to worry about. A wrongful death claim means that something is being done to get justice for a deceased loved one.

A car accident that leads to a wrongful death can leave a family with major stress and anxiety regarding repaying medical bills, managing funeral expenses, and losing income from a primary provider. Mendez & Sanchez can help to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for medical bills, lost earnings, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful death due to an automobile accident can occur at the scene of the accident or later on when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although deadly motor vehicle accidents are frequently caused by intoxicated drivers, distracted motorists, and speeding, virtually any kind of motor vehicle accident can cause a fatal wreck. A few of the most common injuries from motor vehicle accidents that later lead to 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. As such, the at-fault party can still be sued for their negligence.

Wrongful Death Caused By Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are rarely considered a fatal kind of accident. However, this is simply not true. Slips and falls can be fatal, particularly if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.

Slips and falls can occur almost anywhere. But some of the most prevalent locations where slip and falls occur that qualify as wrongful deaths are grocery stores, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, parking lots, and places of work. The way your wrongful death claim will be pursued is different depending on where the accident took place. For example, cases against large commercial companies differ in their parameters and insurance policies compared to slip and fall deaths that take place at a private residence.

Slips and falls can also be fatal when they happen to an elderly person. A slip and fall can put significant strain on an older individual that they might never recuperate from. When you are in the later stages of life and all of a sudden you have to be bedridden for a long period of time, your chances of recovering completely are much slimmer. As a matter of fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults aged 65 and older. And this number seems to be increasing.

Workplace Wrongful Death

Workplace accidents that most commonly cause deaths consist of:

In these cases, identifying if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident happened. If your loved one died due to negligent conduct of an employee from a different company, that employee or that other company can be held liable for damages. But, generally if a death or injury happens at the workplace or while the worker is "on the clock", the case would fall under workers' compensation.

Wrongful Death Because of 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 lawyer on your side when you're dealing with medical malpractice of any type.

Medical malpractice that can cause a wrongful death includes:

If somebody you love died due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or healthcare facility, contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez right away so we can begin to investigate and develop your case.

Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case

Family members might be entitled to recover for various types of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Monterey Park, including:

Free Wrongful Death Claim Consultation

No amount of money can properly compensate an accident victim's loved ones after a fatality because of negligence or recklessness. Nevertheless, these family members deserve financial relief that is available under local and state laws. After an accident, numerous families choose to talk to a wrongful death lawyer in Monterey Park to learn whether they have a case.

The kind of accident can affect what means of recovery are provided to a family and how soon those claims have to be pursued. For these reasons, it is a good idea to get legal counsel as soon as possible after a fatality.

If you believe a negligent party might have caused a wrongful death of a family member in the Monterey Park area, contact us for a free wrongful death case consultation or ,CALL US OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE to talk with Mendez & Sanchez’s wrongful death lawyer in Monterey Park.

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