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Wrongful Death Attorney in Glendale

Law Offices of Tim D. Wright - Glendale Wrongful Death Attorney

Has a Family Member Suffered a Wrongful Death in Glendale?

Some of the injury claims our law firm handles involve a death caused by a negligent party. If a person has died in an accident, the family members of the deceased are probably entitled to compensation for their tragic loss. You will need the assistance of a knowledgeable Glendale wrongful death lawyer. The lawyers at Tim D. Wright defend accident and injury victims and their families every day. They may be able to help you get 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 one person's actions cost another their life, the responsible person should be legally liable to pay damages to the victim's family members. This means that when a loved one dies in an accident, the surviving family members might be entitled to bring a civil claim against those responsible for the accident.

Common Kinds of Cases that Lead to Wrongful Death

Some of the most common kinds of cases that result in wrongful death are car accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.

When a Motor Vehicle Accident Causes Wrongful Death

Losing a family member to an automobile accident is devastating. And it can be emotionally challenging to consider what you should do next when you are so early in the mourning process. However, some individuals report that filing a lawsuit helped to provide comfort 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 causes a wrongful death can leave a family with significant stress and anxiety about paying back medical costs, handling funeral costs, and losing income from a primary provider. Tim D. Wright can help to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for medical bills, lost earnings, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful death because of an automobile accident can happen at the scene of the accident or later when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although deadly automobile accidents are frequently caused by intoxicated drivers, distracted motorists, and speeding, practically any kind of automobile accident can result in a deadly crash. Some of the most common injuries from car accidents that later result in 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 simply not true. Slips and falls can be fatal, particularly if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.

Slips and falls can occur almost anywhere. However, some of the most prevalent places that slip and falls happen that qualify as wrongful deaths are grocery stores, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, parking lots, and workplaces. The way your wrongful death case will be sought is different depending on where the accident occurred. For example, claims against large commercial businesses differ in their parameters and insurance policies compared to slip and fall deaths that occur at a private residence.

Slips and falls can also be deadly when they happen to a senior citizen. A slip and fall can put major strain on an older person that they might never recuperate from. When you are in the later stages of life and all of a sudden you have to be bedridden for a long period of time, your chances of recovering fully are much slimmer. In fact, falls are the leading cause 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 cause deaths consist of:

  • Falls from heights
  • Fire and explosions
  • Malfunctions or flaws with equipment
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments
  • Accidents caused by poor training

In these cases, determining if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident occurred. If your loved one passed away as a result of negligent conduct of an employee from a different company, that employee or that other company can be held liable for damages. But, 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 Due To Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death due to medical malpractice is among the more difficult case types in personal injury law. Considering this, you want to be sure you have an experienced attorney on your side when you're handling medical malpractice of any kind.

Medical malpractice that can cause a wrongful death includes:

  • Early discharge from medical facility
  • Incorrect medication or dosage
  • Surgical error
  • Improper diagnosis or missed diagnosis
  • Birth injury

If someone you love passed away because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or healthcare facility, call one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Tim D. Wright right away so we can start to investigate and build your case.

Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case

Family members may be entitled to recover for several types of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Glendale, including:

  • The pain, suffering and grief of the surviving family members-- There is not a harder time in life than when you lose somebody you love. The feelings and pain you may experience can be excruciating. We understand that no amount of money will make you feel whole again. However, the family members have a right to a financial recovery for the pain of experiencing this unfortunate experience.
  • Funeral costs-- Almost immediately after a tragic loss, family members have to incur considerable expense for a funeral. Part of this law firm's role will be to recover expenses due to the funeral.
  • Medical bills and costs-- In a lot of wrongful death cases, the medical costs prior to passing away can be extremely expensive. Commonly, billing may exceed several hundred thousand dollars. Our law firm will strive to recuperate those expenses from the negligent party.
  • Loss of consortium-- You have a right to recuperate for the loss of no longer being able to spend and enjoy time with your loved one.
  • 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 family. They have a right to recuperate that loss of future earnings. If necessary, our law firm can employ an economist to identify what amount your family member would have earned throughout the rest of his or her life.
  • Punitive damages-- During a wrongful death claim, lawyers will determine whether it is appropriate to request leave of Court to file a punitive damages count in the claim. Punitive damages are meant to punish the at fault party for deliberate 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 caused by negligence or recklessness. Nevertheless, these family members are entitled to financial relief that is offered under local and state laws. After an accident, several families decide to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Glendale to figure out whether they have a case.

The type of accident can impact what options of recovery are offered to a family and how soon those cases have to be pursued. For these reasons, it is a good idea to pursue legal counsel as soon as possible after a fatality.

If you believe a negligent party may have caused a wrongful death of a family member in the Glendale area, Contact us for a free wrongful death case consultation or call (323) 379-9995 to speak to a wrongful death attorney in Glendale.

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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