Wrongful deaths happen when a person dies as a result of the negligence of another person or entity. The death can occur as a result of an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or any other accident that occurs when there is breach of duty to use reasonable care. The claimants in a wrongful death action are usually the victim’s family members, dependents or beneficiaries who seek monetary damages resulting from the death of the victim caused by negligence.
At Prober & Raphael Injury Lawyers we understand that no sum of money can replace the life of a loved one who dies as a result of a wrongful death. However, it is important that you use experienced attorneys to represent your rights in pursuing the person that cause the death of a loved one for monetary damages you may be entitled to as a result of the unfortunate death. Such situations can be very demanding, emotional, and stressful, thus please contact the experienced attorneys at Prober & Raphael Injury Lawyers to help you during such rough times.
The factors determining the monetary damages that the victim’s loved ones are entitled to will vary from case to case, but courts look at the victim’s age and health as well as the victim’s life expectancy, earning capacity of the victim, the beneficiary’s emotional disturbance caused by the loss of the victim’s life and the surviving heirs’ dependency on the victim’s income and support. Loved ones of the deceased may also be entitled monetary damages for the loss of consortium (loss of love and affection) provided by the victim as well as the funeral expenses of the victim.
If you have lost a loved one or know someone who has lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, please contact the attorneys at Prober & Raphael Injury Lawyers at (818) 466-1000 so that your case can be properly evaluated and determined whether you have a right to monetary damages as a result of your wrongful death case. And remember, no attorneys fees are collected by our firm until your case is won!