Orange County Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you have a loved who died in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should speak with an Orange county car accident wrongful death lawyer.
The death of a loved one is a tragic and traumatic event, made even more so by the financial strain caused by the sudden loss of that person’s income. When this results from someone else’s carelessness, it can feel unbearable.
Our attorneys can help you seek compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death. While money can never bring them back, it can help ease the financial burden you now face.
You Deserve Compensation for Lost Wages
It may sound cold to think of a loved one in terms of wages. However, if, for example, a parent dies, that person’s spouse and children then lose access to the deceased’s income. As a result, they may be unable to afford their home, utility bills, and even groceries.
These are the unfortunate realities of life. When someone dies due to the negligence of another, that person’s family deserves the compensation required to pay for the lifestyle they had.
Your Right to Sue in a Wrongful Death Case
In California, you have the right to sue the person, business or government agency that was responsible for the death of your loved one. In a car accident case, this is typically because someone’s negligence resulted in a collision that led to the death of another.
Generally, you need to be either a close family member or financially dependent upon the deceased in order to file a wrongful death claim. This could include the deceased’s spouse, domestic partner, children, parents, or step children.
An Orange County Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights
In a wrongful death case, you have the right to sue for financial compensation for all of the following:
- Your loved one’s lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- End-of-life medical or hospice care
- Funeral expenses
Wrongful death lawsuits are far more complicated than traditional personal injury cases. For this reason, it is critical you hire an attorney who is experienced with wrongful death suits in California.
Understanding What You Could Be Entitled To
To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, call our office and schedule a consultation.
When you come to your appointment, bring a copy of the deceased’s W-2, pay stubs or anything else that demonstrates how much he or she was earning before passing. As long as this income was regular and expected to continue, it will be helpful in building your case.
Valuing Lost Wages
As an example, if your loved one was earning $50,000 per year and was forty years old at the time of death, it is likely that he or she would have continued working until age sixty-five. This means you may be entitled to twenty-five years’ worth of your loved one’s full salary.
While we can’t guarantee the actual end amount, we can guarantee that your chances of receiving a fair settlement are significantly increased when working with an experienced attorney.
Consult an Orange County Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer
If your loved one has died and you want to learn more about filing a wrongful death suit, you need to speak with a qualified Orange County car accident wrongful death lawyer. Call Dickson, Kohan, and Bablove, LLP at 1-844-404-2400 or contact our office online.