La Jolla Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys
La Jolla Wrongful Death Attorneys
The sudden death of a loved one is beyond tragic. The loss can feel particularly devastating when someone else’s negligence was to blame. If you have recently lost a loved one, we are here to help you move forward. Our wrongful death attorneys understand the emotional trauma you are facing in the wake of a family member’s death. You should not have to deal with the lawsuit or insurance claim process yourself. When we represent you, we will investigate the accident, handle the insurance claim, and when necessary, represent you in court.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and if you cannot come to our office, we will come to you.
What Is A Wrongful Death Claim and Who Can File One?
The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate family members when someone else’s negligence results in a loved one’s untimely death. A wrongful death suit can help families manage the financial burdens these situations cause.
Unlike a criminal case, which is intended to bring justice to the family members and punish the offender, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action meant to provide financial compensation and relief.
In La Jolla, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate or his heirs can typically file a wrongful death lawsuit.
What Types of Wrongful Death Cases Do We Handle?
Our wrongful death practice group handles the following types of wrongful death claims:
- Car, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents
- Accidents involving rideshare vehicles
- Turo accidents
- Scooter accidents
- Boating accidents
- Train accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Aircraft accidents
- Bus accidents
Compensation in A Law Jolla Wrongful Death Case
Compensation in a wrongful death case will vary based on the facts. Generally, you may be able to recover compensatory damages and exemplary damages. Compensatory damages cover both economic and non-economic losses. An example of an economic loss is lost income, property damage, and medical expenses, while a non-economic injury would involve intangible – but equally devastating – losses like the emotional trauma, distress, and pain and suffering stemming from a loss.
On the other hand, exemplary damages are applied in a few unique circumstances when the other party’s conduct was particularly outlandish and egregious. By their nature, many wrongful death cases involve claims for exemplary damages. Your lawyer will help you decide whether you should raise one in your case.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are proud to have helped more than 5,000 clients win over $300 million through personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout the years.
Speak with a Wrongful Death Lawyer Today.
Our attorneys are here to take over the logistics of your case so that you can focus on moving forward and properly mourning the loss of your loved one. We will do all we can do alleviate your stress and help you recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet. To schedule a free case consultation with us, we welcome you to send us a message online or call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.