Wrongful Death Lawyer in California
Losing a loved one under tragic circumstances is uncharted territory for most people. We have counseled numerous families struggling with the death of a family member. We are sensitive to the grieving process and do our best to preserve evidence and navigate the legal process without causing additional stress or burden to surviving family members. Wrongful death cases require the type of financial resources and legal knowledge that Harris Personal Injury Lawyers offers, and that many other personal injury law firms lack.
Legal action for wrongful death cases belongs to the descendant’s immediate family members, usually a surviving spouse, children or sometimes parents. Wrongful death lawsuits involve the circumstance where the victim was killed by the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of the defendant. Many people wonder “What is the difference between murder and wrongful death?” The prosecution of murder is handled through the criminal court system, whereas wrongful death is pursued by way of a civil lawsuit. It is important to note that in criminal cases, the burden of proof is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” However, in civil cases, the burden of proof is determined by a “preponderance of the evidence.”
Timeliness is very important in preserving evidence and identifying defendants in all personal injury cases, but especially in wrongful death cases. Our law firm works with a team of experts from accident reconstructionists to forensic economists to demonstrate liability and prove financial damages.
When choosing a California wrongful death lawyer, it is important to know the trial experience of your attorney since most wrongful death cases do require litigation. Family members of a wrongful death victim can recoup expenses for a wide variety of items, including emotional damages associated with loss of love, loss companionship and moral support, medical bills, funeral costs, financial support, inheritance, and anticipated future earnings.
Our skilled and compassionate lawyers advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. The truth is that most “accidents” could have been avoided. If you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another, please contact our law office for a free case consultation.
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