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Wrongful Death in North Hollywood, CA

Law Offices of Tim D Wright - Wrongful Death Lawyer in North Hollywood, CA

Has a Family Member Suffered a Wrongful Death in North Hollywood?

Some of the injury claims our law firm takes on involve a death caused by a negligent party. If an individual has died in an accident, the family members of the deceased are probably entitled to compensation for their tragic loss. You will need the help of a qualified North Hollywood wrongful death lawyer. The attorneys at Tim D. Wright fight for accident and injury victims and their loved ones everyday. They may be able to help you obtain compensation for your loss.

A wrongful death is where the negligence or carelessness of an individual or company are responsible for a fatal accident. The law in California understands that when someone's actions cost another their life, the responsible person should be legally liable to pay damages to the victim's loved ones. This means that when a loved one dies in an accident, the surviving family members may be entitled to bring a civil case against those responsible for the accident.

Common Kinds Of Cases that Result In Wrongful Death

A few of the most common types of situations that lead to wrongful death are car accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.

When a Motor Vehicle 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 mourning process. However, some individuals report that filing a lawsuit helped to give them peace of mind because they had one less thing to worry about. A wrongful death case means that something is being done to get justice for a deceased relative.

An automobile accident that leads to a wrongful death can leave a family with significant stress about paying back medical expenses, taking care of funeral expenses, and losing income from a primary provider. Tim D. Wright can help to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to for medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful death caused by a car accident can happen at the scene of the accident or later when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although deadly car accidents are commonly caused by intoxicated drivers, distracted drivers, and speeding, virtually any kind of automobile accident can cause a fatal wreck. Some of the most common injuries from car accidents that later lead to 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 seldom 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 practically anywhere. However, some of the most common locations 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 case will be pursued is different depending on where the accident occurred. For instance, claims against large commercial companies 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 put serious pressure on an older person that they might never recover from. When you are in the later stages of life and all of a sudden you need to be bedridden for an extended period of time, your chances of recovering completely are much slimmer. In fact, falls are the leading source of injury-related death for adults aged 65 and older. And this number appears to be increasing.

Workplace Wrongful Death

Workplace accidents that most frequently lead to deaths consist of:

  • 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 situations, determining if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident occurred. If your loved one passed away because of negligent conduct of an employee from a different company, that worker or that other company can be held responsible for damages. However, typically if a death or injury occurs 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 due to medical malpractice is one of the more difficult case types in personal injury law. Because of this, you need to be sure you have a competent attorney on your side when you're dealing with medical malpractice of any kind.

Medical malpractice that can cause a wrongful death includes:

  • Early discharge from medical facility
  • Wrong medication or dosage
  • Surgical mistake
  • Improper diagnosis or overlooked diagnosis
  • Birth injury

If a person you love died as a result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or healthcare facility, get in touch with one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Tim D. Wright as soon as possible so we can begin to investigate and build your case.

Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim

Family members might be qualified to recover for various kinds of damages and losses from a wrongful death in North Hollywood, including:

  • The pain, suffering and grief of the surviving family members– There is not a more difficult time in life than when you lose someone you love. The feelings and pain you might experience can be unbearable. We understand that no amount of money will make you feel whole again. However, the loved ones have a right to a monetary recuperation for the pain of going through this tragic experience.
  • Funeral costs– 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 due to the funeral.
  • Medical bills and costs– In many wrongful death cases, the medical bills before passing away can be incredibly expensive. Often, billing might 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 getting to spend and enjoy time with your family member.
  • Loss of the future wages of the deceased– Often the family member that dies was earning income. Family members were relying on that loved one to support the household. They have a right to recuperate that loss of future income. If necessary, our law firm could hire an economist to establish what amount your family member would have made throughout the rest of his or her life.
  • Punitive damages– During a wrongful death claim, attorneys will decide whether it is appropriate to ask for leave of Court to file a punitive damages count in the lawsuit. Punitive damages are meant to punish the at fault party for intentional and/or outrageous conduct.

Free Wrongful Death Claim Consultation

No amount of money can appropriately compensate an accident victim's loved ones after a fatality due to negligence or recklessness. Nevertheless, these family members deserve financial relief that is provided under local and state laws. After an accident, several families choose to consult with a wrongful death lawyer in North Hollywood to figure out whether they have a case.

The type of accident can affect what means of recovery are provided 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 North Hollywood area, Reach out to us for a free wrongful death claim consultation or call (323) 379-9995 to talk with a wrongful death lawyer in North Hollywood, CA.

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
Frank Medina

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