Having a member of your family die suddenly and unexpectedly is emotionally shattering in any circumstances. When the death of someone you love would not have happened but for another person’s wrongdoing, your anger, sorrow, and frustration may be nearly unbearable.
A wrongful death is a death caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of another, by commission or omission, and that resulted in loss of life. Wrongful deaths often occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents, on-the-job accidents, medical malpractice, premises accidents, or violent acts.
If you have lost a loved one and it was someone else’s fault due to recklessness or negligence, you may have recourse against that person, company, or other entity through California’s legal system. There is no amount of money that can adequately compensate for the loss of a human life; however, there are other reasons for pursuing a wrongful death claim.
Recovering for a Wrongful Death: Holding the Wrongdoer Accountable
For one, it is important to hold the person who caused your loss accountable. Doing so may help bring closure to you and your family, which is an important part of the grieving process. In addition, after a wrongful death the surviving family may be facing financial hardship, especially if the person who was killed was a primary breadwinner for the family. A wrongful death settlement can relieve the financial burden that often comes with the loss of income the deceased would have provided for the family and can cover any final expenses.
Legal Assistance with a Southern California Wrongful Death Claim
If you have lost a family member and feel that someone else was at fault, you should consult a personal injury and wrongful death attorney to learn about your legal options. You may be contacted by an insurance adjuster for the company covering the person whose behavior caused the death. Don’t make the mistake of trying to negotiate a settlement directly with the adjuster. The insurance company wants to push you to accept the lowest settlement possible. For a recovery that reflects the magnitude of your loss, you will need an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your side.
Wrongful death actions are often complicated and require the expertise of an attorney who regularly handles these difficult cases. Trying to resolve a wrongful death case without the assistance of an experienced attorney puts you and your family at a great disadvantage. Your lawyer should have a thorough understanding of California’s wrongful death statute and must be accustomed to overcoming insurance company efforts to avoid paying a reasonable settlement.
In the San Diego area, the personal injury lawyers at the Singleton Law Firm have the experience, expertise, and commitment to justice that make them your first choice when you need the services of a California wrongful death lawyer. We have a detailed understanding of California’s wrongful death statute, and we have a record of high value settlements and verdicts. Although we can’t promise any specific recovery amount for your case, we can guarantee you that we will give you the full benefit of our knowledge, skill, and expertise in fighting for just compensation.
We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your grieving family. Allow us to help you shoulder the burden of the legal process in the pursuit of justice and accountability. Call the Singleton Law Firm today to schedule a time to meet with one of our experienced and caring wrongful death attorneys. There is never a charge for your case evaluation, even if you decide not to hire us, and you never pay us any costs or fees at all unless and until we win money for you.