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Wrongful Death in Beaumont, CA

Beaumont Wrongful Death Attorney

Has a Loved One Suffered a Wrongful Death in Beaumont?

Some of the injury cases our law firm handles involve a death caused by a negligent party. If a person has died in an accident, the loved ones of the deceased are likely entitled to compensation for their tragic loss. You will need the help of a knowledgeable Beaumont wrongful death attorney. The attorneys at Tim D. Wright fight for accident and injury victims and their families everyday. 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 fatality. The law in California understands that when one person's actions cost another his life, the responsible individual must 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 Types of Cases that Result In Wrongful Death

Some of the most common kinds of cases that lead to wrongful death are motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.

When a Car Accident Causes Wrongful Death

Losing a family member to a motor vehicle accident is devastating. And it can be emotionally challenging to consider what you should do next when you are so early in the grieving process. However, some individuals report that filing a claim helped to provide peace of mind because they had one less thing to worry about. A wrongful death claim means that something is being done to get justice for a deceased relative.

A car accident that results in a wrongful death can leave a family with major stress about paying back medical expenses, managing funeral expenses, and losing income from a primary provider. Tim D. Wright can help to make sure that you get the compensation that you are entitled to for medical bills, lost earnings, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful death because of a motor vehicle accident can happen at the scene of the accident or later when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although deadly car accidents are frequently caused by intoxicated motorists, distracted motorists, and speeding, virtually any kind of motor vehicle accident can lead to a fatal collision. A few of the most common injuries from automobile accidents that later result in wrongful death are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries. If your loved one dies from complications because of their injury, it still falls under the umbrella of wrongful death. As such, the at-fault party can still be sued for their negligence.

Wrongful Death Due to Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are seldom considered a deadly kind of accident. However, this is simply not true. Slips and falls can be deadly, especially if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.

Slips and falls can occur almost anywhere. But some of the most prevalent places 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 claim will be pursued is different depending on where the accident occurred. For instance, claims against large commercial businesses differ in their parameters and insurance policies compared to slip and fall deaths that take place at a private residence.

Slips and falls can also be fatal when they occur to an elderly person. A slip and fall can place major strain on an older person that they may never recover from. When you are in the later stages of life and all of a sudden you need to be bedridden for a long period of time, your odds of recovering completely are much slimmer. As a matter of fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults aged 65 and older. And this number appears to be rising.

Workplace Wrongful Death

Workplace accidents that most commonly lead to deaths include:

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

In these cases, determining if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident occurred. If your loved one died because of negligent conduct of an employee from a different company, that employee or that other company can be held responsible for damages. However, generally if a death or injury happens at the workplace or while the employee is "on the clock", the case would fall under workers' compensation.

Wrongful Death Because of Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death because of medical malpractice is among the trickier 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 lead to a wrongful death includes:

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

If someone you love passed away as a result of the negligence of a physician, nurse, or healthcare center, get in touch with 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 might be qualified to recoup for many kinds of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Beaumont, 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 realize that no amount of money will make you feel whole again. Nevertheless, the loved ones have a right to a financial recuperation for the pain of experiencing this tragic experience.
  • Funeral expenses. Almost immediately after a tragic loss, family members have to incur significant cost for a funeral. Part of this law firm's job will be to recover expenses because of the funeral.
  • Medical bills and expenses. In a lot of wrongful death cases, the medical bills prior to passing away can be incredibly expensive. Often, billing may exceed several hundred thousand dollars. Our law firm will work to recover those expenses from the negligent party.
  • Loss of consortium. You have a right to recover for the loss of no longer being able to spend and enjoy time with your loved one.
  • Loss of the future earnings of the deceased. Commonly the family member that passed away was earning income. Family members were relying on that loved one to support the family. They have a right to recover that loss of future earnings. If needed, our law firm could employ an economist to establish what amount your family member would have earned during the rest of his or her life.
  • Punitive damages. During a wrongful death case, attorneys will decide whether it is appropriate to request leave of Court to file a punitive damages count in the claim. Punitive damages are intended to penalize the responsible party for deliberate and/or outrageous conduct.

Free Wrongful Death Case Consultation

No amount of money can appropriately compensate an accident victim's family after a death because of negligence or recklessness. However, these family members are entitled to financial relief that is provided under local and state laws. After an accident, lots of families choose to consult with a wrongful death attorney in Beaumont to figure out whether they have a case.

The kind of accident can affect what means of recovery are available to a family and how soon those claims must be sought. For these reasons, it is a good idea to pursue 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 Beaumont area, Reach out to us for a free wrongful death case consultation or call (323) 379-9995 to talk to a wrongful death lawyer in Beaumont.

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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