It happens in a split second, changing your world forever: an accident that takes the life of a loved one. Your family is grieving, devastated, in shock, unsure how to proceed, where to go and what to do. In addition to your emotional loss, you are also worried about the uncertainty of your financial future.
Contacting a wrongful death lawyer for advice often seems wrong. You don’t want money for your loss. You just want your loved on back. Still, you must protect yourself and your family. So the decision you make to seek legal assistance from the right attorney is one of the most important actions you can take.
If you are in this position, please know how sorry we are for your loss. As part of our job we have counseled hundreds of families experiencing the same loss you are facing. That’s why we have prepared this six part series of articles. This series will provide answers to the questions we are most commonly asked by grieving families.
What is Wrongful Death and what is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Wrongful death is a life lost due to the negligence or willful actions of someone else.
Although state laws vary in specifics, every state offers means of legal recourse for the survivors. California allows for the immediate family and heirs of a wrongful death victim to seek recompense for their losses.
The reason for contacting a wrongful death lawyer is because they are experienced in determining liability (blame), filing a lawsuit with the courts and fighting for the damages you are due. Wrongful death attorneys in California are familiar with the state’s specific statutes. They also know how to negotiate with insurance companies when necessary to obtain fair settlements for their clients.
Our next article in this series will talk about determining if you have a wrongful death lawsuit and who it might be against.
Should you decide to pursue legal action, we hope this series of articles helps you know how to choose the best legal representation for your wrongful death action so you fully obtain just compensation for your losses. Your attorney should have a proven record of success in such cases as well as a strong background in liability litigation.
Other articles in this series
- Part 1: What is Wrongful Death?
- Part 2: Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?
- Part 3: Wrongful Death – Why Hire an Attorney?
- Part 4: Why Sue for Wrongful Death?
- Part 5: How Do I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
- Part 6: How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?
About the author:
Rizio Law Firm has an established history of providing committed and compassionate legal representation for the families of wrongful death victims in Southern California. The attorneys at Rizio Law have earned a solid reputation for success. Call them at 888-292-8888 to schedule a free initial consultation, or fill out the contact form today.