Losing a loved one unexpectedly is always devastating, and even more so when their death could have been avoided but for the negligence of another person or party. When this happens, the surviving close family members of the deceased may be eligible to file for wrongful death compensation in respect of their loved one’s pain and suffering, and a range of other economic and non-economic losses. As California law imposes strict limitations on who is entitled to claim this compensation, as well as a statute of limitations stating that any claims must be filed within two years of your loved one’s death, or six months where the lawsuit holds the government responsible, it is imperative that you consult with an expert Woodland Hills wrongful death attorney immediately to ensure you do not lose out.
At JML Law, each of our wrongful death lawyers is committed to providing the legal guidance and support you need at this difficult time, in addition to recovering maximum compensation on your behalf.
Personal injury law can be incredibly complex and, when you are grieving for a lost loved one, the last thing you need is to attempt to navigate an unfamiliar legal system alone. Through hiring a JML Law Woodland Hills wrongful death attorney to pursue compensation on your behalf, you can take the time you need to come to terms with the new normal of your life, and rest assured that a highly skilled lawyer is working to protect your rights.
While you are, of course, free to pursue damages through an insurance company, the truth is that around 99% of insurance settlements do not represent the full amount you are due. Rather than accepting a low settlement, allow our esteemed attorneys to pursue compensation in respect of:
When you attend your initial consultation with your Woodland Hills attorney, we will ascertain your eligibility to claim wrongful death compensation. Under the relevant California law, this compensation can only be claimed by those who could normally be expected to inherit from the deceased, such as:
Any or all of the eligible parties may choose to join the wrongful death lawsuit, although they are not obliged to do so.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.