When your loved one dies as a result of an accident, caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the person responsible for causing the accident. You will be overwhelmed with stress and exhaustion, sadness and confusion. In that difficult time, making the right decision could be a bit of a problem. Luckily, you are not alone. With the support of one of Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorneys, you could get to the bottom of the situation and start the process of obtaining the compensation for your loss.
But how does it work and what exactly can you sue for? How much can you sue for in a wrongful death case?
Here is everything you need to know about the wrongful death claim.
Start with the Basics
Every wrongful death lawsuit can only be brought by the surviving family members. These include:
• A spouse
• A partner
Usually, the closes family member is the one who files a claim. In most cases, it is the spouse or the child who does it. The claim is filed with the court, and it takes up to 18 months to process.
Most people include the following in their claims:
• Loss of consortium
• Loss of parenthood
• Loss of support
• Loss of benefits
• Loss of the deceased’s earning potential and income
• The deceased’s pain and suffering from the moment of the accident until death
• The deceased’s medical bills following the accident
• Funeral and burial costs
In some cases, these claims can be worth up to a few millions of dollars if the deceased was a high earner. Speak with your attorney to learn more about the total amount that you and your family could receive for the wrongful death of your loved one.
You are On the Clock
In every wrongful death case, there is a time limit to file a claim. In most cases, this time limit is two years. However, there may be some special conditions that apply to your case, and the only way to find out is to speak with your attorney.
Be sure to file a wrongful death claim within two years from your loved one’s death and secure your compensation. Fail to do so, and lose everything and the right to obtain everything.
Consult With A Legal Representative
Your safest bet is to speak with someone who has the knowledge and experience in handling similar cases. Do you have an attorney on speed dial? If not, feel free to message or call Wrongful Death Attorneys in Los Angeles and schedule your initial free consultation, with no legal obligations. Let attorneys evaluate your case, and tell you what to expect. And if you are in need of legal representation, and someone who will take over your case while you focus on putting your life back together after a period of mourning and grief, rest assured that your case will be in good hands. Why not give us a call right away?