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Wrongful Death in Inland Empire, CA

Inland Empire Wrongful Death Attorney

Has a Family Member Suffered a Wrongful Death in Inland Empire?

Some of the injury claims our law firm takes on involve a death caused by a negligent party. If a person has passed away in an accident, the family members of the deceased are likely entitled to compensation for their tragic loss. You will need the help of an experienced Inland Empire wrongful death attorney. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright fight for accident and injury victims and their families every day. They might be able to help you obtain compensation for your loss.

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

Common Kinds of Cases that Result In Wrongful Death

Some of the most common types of situations 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 loved one to a car 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 people report that filing a claim helped to give them comfort since they had one less thing to worry about. A wrongful death claim means that something is being done to get justice for a deceased loved one.

An automobile accident that leads to a wrongful death can leave a family with major stress concerning repaying medical expenses, managing funeral costs, and losing income from a primary provider. The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright can help to make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve for medical expenses, lost income, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful death because of a motor vehicle accident can occur at the scene of the accident or later when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although fatal motor vehicle accidents are frequently caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and speeding, practically any kind of automobile accident can lead to a fatal wreck. 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 due to 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 deadly kind of accident. However, this is simply not true. Slips and falls can be deadly, particularly if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface.

Slips and falls can happen 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 places of work. The way your wrongful death claim will be sought is different depending on where the accident took place. For instance, claims against big 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 fatal when they occur to a senior citizen. A slip and fall can put serious pressure on an older individual that they might never recuperate 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 fully 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 seems to be rising.

Workplace Wrongful Death

Workplace accidents that most commonly lead to deaths include:

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

In these situations, determining if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident happened. If your loved one died as a result of negligent conduct of a worker from a different company, that worker or that other company can be held liable for damages. But, typically 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 Due to Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death due to medical malpractice is among the trickier case types in personal injury law. Given this, you need to be sure you have a qualified lawyer on your side when you're handling medical malpractice of any type.

Medical malpractice that can cause a wrongful death includes:

  • Early discharge from medical facility
  • Wrong medication or dosage
  • Surgical error
  • Improper 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, contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright immediately so we can begin to investigate and develop your case.

Compensation In a Wrongful Death Claim

Family members might be qualified to recoup for several types of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Inland Empire, 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 may 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 substantial expense 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 expenses before passing away can be very 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 from the loss of no longer being able to spend and enjoy time with your family member.
  • Loss of the future wages of the deceased– Commonly the family member that dies was earning income. Family members were depending on that loved one to support the household. They have a right to recuperate that loss of future earnings. If needed, our law firm can retain an economist to identify what amount your family member would have made throughout the remainder of their life.
  • Punitive damages– During a wrongful death claim, lawyers 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 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 death caused by negligence or recklessness. However, these family members deserve financial relief that is available under local and state laws. After an accident, numerous families decide to speak with a wrongful death attorney in Inland Empire to find out whether they have a case.

The kind of accident can impact what means of recovery are provided to a family and how soon those cases have to be sought. For these reasons, it is a good idea to get legal counsel as soon as possible after a fatality.

If you think a negligent party may have caused a wrongful death of a family member in the Inland Empire area, Get in touch with us for a free wrongful death case consultation or call (323) 379-9995 to speak with a wrongful death attorney in Inland Empire.

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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