Wrongful Death

Expert California Wrongful Death Attorneys

The tragedy of a wrongful death case can be devastating and overwhelming. McFarlin LLP’s team of skilled and compassionate personal injury lawyers will assist and guide you through the complex maze of legal issues that are present in any wrongful death scenario. We also have bereavement counselors available to help you through the emotional aspects of a wrongful death case.

Proper Legal Advice in a Wrongful Death Case

With the accidental or unnatural death of a loved one comes responsibility. A strong, experienced, and caring wrongful death attorney can advocate on your behalf to make sure the death of your family member is not “brushed under the rug” by any wrongdoers. Most “accidents” could have been avoided, with a proper level of care.

Our wrongful death attorneys are available to answer your difficult questions about rights you have and obligations you may not be aware of. The death of a loved one is never easy, but turning over the burden of addressing legal and monetary recovery issues to McFarlin LLP can be a great relief.

Wrongful Death Compensation

While no amount of money can restore your loved one, our team of highly skilled and compassionate attorneys will work aggressively to financially compensate you for your emotional, physical, and economic losses to the fullest extent of the law. We take action to compensate the wrongful death victim’s surviving family members and dependents for their financial as well as emotional loss.

Wrongful Death Recovery

There are several compensations available in a wrongful death case, such as;

  • The loss of “Services” and “Companionship” of the decedent.
  • Medical Costs
  • Funeral Expenses

Punitive Damages for death by negligence are also a possibility if the victim’s wrongful death was due to “intentional, malicious, reckless, or wanton conduct”. In the event that the wrongful death of your loved one was the result of malicious intentional or criminal behavior, (such as death by murder, homicide, or manslaughter) it may be possible to pursue economic compensation from the perpetrators, in addition to the criminal prosecution conducted by the district attorney.

California Wrongful Death Law

Under California wrongful death laws, only the “heirs” and “dependents” of the victim are authorized to seek damages for the wrongful death of the decedent. This person is often referred to as a “claimant”.

A claimant in a Los Angeles wrongful death lawsuit may seek compensation for:

  • The Loss of Love
  • Companionship
  • Moral Support of the Decedent
  • Financial Support
  • Household Services

By their nature, Los Angeles wrongful death lawsuits are very complex, emotional, and divisive. In Los Angeles, motor vehicle accidents are the most common type of wrongful death occurrences. McFarlin LLP can make this difficult situation a little easier by taking care of all legal and financial aspects of your wrongful death claim in an efficient and caring manner.

Let Us Assist You in Your Wrongful Death Case

If you believe that you have a wrongful death claim based on the loss of your loved one, contact us today. The amount of time you have to file a legal action and the type of damages you should ask the court to award you and your family, will vary depending on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. The knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers at McFarlin LLP are available right now for a free case evaluation and to discuss your options.

Contact us today by calling (949) 570-5025, orcontact us online.

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