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Northridge Wrongful Death Attorneys
The sudden death of a loved one is devastating, and the loss is particularly unthinkable when someone else’s negligence is to blame. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our Northridge wrongful death attorneys understand the emotional trauma you are facing. When we represent bereaved family members, we do all we can to bring some relief and peace of mind. If you work with us, we will investigate the accident, handle the insurance claim process, and when necessary, represent you in court to pursue compensation for your loss. At the same time, we understand that no monetary figure can replace the void left by a loved one’s death, so we will handle your case with compassion and care at every step of the way.
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, seven days a week, and we will come to you if you cannot travel.
What Is A Wrongful Death Claim, and Who Can File One?
The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to compensate family members when someone’s negligent or intentional conduct results in a loved one’s untimely death. A wrongful death damages award can help families manage the financial burdens these situations cause. Unlike a criminal case, which is intended to punish the offender, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action meant to provide financial compensation and relief. In California, 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 Northridge wrongful death practice group handles the following types of wrongful death claims, among others:
- 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 Northridge Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Compensation in a wrongful death case will vary based on the facts. Generally, you may be able to recover compensatory damages and exemplary damages, which means:
- 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.
- Exemplary damages are applied in a few unique circumstances when the other party’s conduct was particularly egregious. 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.
Compassionate Northridge Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our attorneys are here to take over the logistics of your case so that you can focus on moving forward and properly mourning your loved one’s death. We will do all we can to 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. We look forward to your call.