Wrongful Death Lawyers in Monterey Park, CA

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Mendez and Sanchez - Wrongful Death Lawyers in  Monterey Park, California

Has a Family Member Suffered a Wrongful Death in Monterey Park?

Some of the injury claims our law firm takes on 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 an experienced Monterey Park wrongful death attorney. The lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez defend accident and injury victims and their families everyday. They may be able to help you get compensation for your loss.

A wrongful death is where the negligence or recklessness of a person or company are responsible for a fatality. The law in California recognizes that when someone's actions cost another his or her life, the responsible individual must be legally liable to pay damages to the victim's family members. This means that when a family member is killed in an accident, the surviving family members might be entitled to bring a civil case against those responsible for the accident.

Common Types of Cases that Result in Wrongful Death

A few of the most common kinds of cases that result in wrongful death are automobile accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.

When a Car Accident Causes Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one to a car 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 claim 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 motor vehicle accident that results in a wrongful death can leave a family with significant stress regarding paying back medical costs, taking care of funeral expenses, and losing income from a primary provider. Mendez & Sanchez can help to guarantee that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to for medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of consortium, as well as pain and suffering.

Wrongful death caused by a car 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 oftentimes caused by intoxicated drivers, distracted motorists, and speeding, practically any type of automobile accident can lead to a fatal wreck. Some of the most common injuries from automobile accidents that later result in wrongful death are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries. If your loved one passes away 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 Caused By 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 deadly, especially if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.

Slips and falls can occur 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 places of work. The way your wrongful death claim will be sought is different depending on where the accident happened. For instance, cases against big commercial businesses differ in their parameters and insurance policies compared to slip and fall deaths that happen at a private residence.

Slips and falls can also be deadly when they happen to an elderly person. A slip and fall can place major pressure 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 need to be bedridden for a long period of time, your odds of recovering completely are much slimmer. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults aged 65 and older. And this number appears to be rising.

Workplace Wrongful Death

Workplace accidents that most frequently lead to fatalities include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Fire and explosions
  • Malfunctions or errors with equipment
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Exposure to dangerous substances or environments
  • Accidents caused by poor training

In these instances, determining 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 responsible for damages. But, typically 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 because of medical malpractice is among the trickier case types in personal injury law. Because of this, you want to make sure you have an experienced attorney on your side when you're handling medical malpractice of any type.

Medical malpractice that can result in a wrongful death includes:

  • Early discharge from hospital
  • Incorrect medication or dose
  • Surgical mistake
  • Incorrect diagnosis or missed diagnosis
  • Birth injury

If someone you love passed away because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or healthcare center, contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez immediately so we can begin to investigate and build your case.

Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case

Family members may be qualified to recoup for many types of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Monterey Park, including:

  • The pain, suffering and grief of the surviving family members-- There is not a harder time in life than when you lose somebody you love. The feelings and pain you might experience can be unbearable. We realize that no amount of money will make you feel whole again. Nevertheless, the family members have a right to a monetary recuperation for the pain of experiencing this tragic experience.
  • Funeral expenses-- Almost immediately after a tragic loss, family members have to incur considerable cost for a funeral. Part of this law firm's role will be to recover expenses because of the funeral.
  • Medical bills and expenses-- In many wrongful death cases, the medical expenses before passing away can be incredibly expensive. Commonly, billing may exceed several hundred thousand dollars. Our law firm will work to recuperate those costs from the negligent party.
  • Loss of consortium-- You have a right to recover for the loss of no longer being able to spend and enjoy time with your family member.
  • Loss of the future income of the deceased-- Often the family member that dies was earning income. Family members were depending on that loved one to support the household. They have a right to recover that loss of future earnings. If needed, our law firm can hire an economist to establish what amount your family member would have earned during the remainder of their life.
  • Punitive damages-- During a wrongful death claim, attorneys will decide whether it is appropriate to request leave of Court to file a punitive damages count in the lawsuit. Punitive damages are intended to penalize the at fault party for deliberate and/or outrageous conduct.

Free Wrongful Death Claim Consultation

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

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

If you think 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 claim consultation or call (323 )-838 -1444 to talk to a wrongful death attorney in Monterey Park.

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