Seal Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys

Seal Beach Wrongful Death Attorneys

Losing a loved one is devastating for those left behind to pick up the pieces. However, when their sudden passing is the result of someone else’s reckless actions, it is particularly heart wrenching. Our Seal Beach wrongful death attorneys understand that no amount of money can ever make up for your loss, but it can help you get a sense of justice by holding the at-fault party or parties responsible. We provide compassionate representation for families left reeling after the loss of a loved one. Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your calls. Contact us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case evaluation.

How Much is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?

While a wrongful death claim won’t fill the void left in the wake of this devastating loss, it can at least give you and your family the funds you need to stay afloat during this challenging chapter of your life. A financial award in such cases can account for both economic and non-economic losses. Examples of the damages commonly available to claimants include:

  • Emotional distress due to the passing of a loved one;
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and protection formerly provided by the deceased spouse or relative;
  • The cost of services and support the deceased had given to their spouse, partner, children, or other surviving heirs before their death;
  • Funeral and medical costs paid by the surviving family members or deceased’s estate; and
  • Compensation for the income the deceased would likely have generated had they survived.

Your attorney will consider a variety of factors to estimate the potential settlement available to you and your family. These factors may include:

  • The Deceased’s Household Contributions: Did the deceased oversee household chores, provide childcare, or prepare meals? Hiring help to fill in the gaps left behind by the deceased could cost a significant sum. For example, you may need to hire a nanny to look after your children or invest in alternative transportation. These expenses could be factored into the potential recovery.
  • Whether the Deceased Was Admitted to the Hospital: Unless the deceased passed immediately in an accident, it’s likely he or she was admitted to hospital. In such situations, it’s common for the deceased’s estate or family to incur significant medical bills. As such, you may be entitled to compensation for such losses.
  • The Deceased’s Expected Career Trajectory: Was the deceased set to retire? Or did he or she have 20 years of their career ahead of them? How much money was the deceased expected to make in the foreseeable future? Typically, the earnings and benefits the deceased would have provided to you and your family could form part of the estimated settlement. Our legal team may consult with vocational experts, economists, and other financial advisors to help determine the value of such damages.

How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help Me?

Our team of wrongful death attorneys have decades of combined experience helping clients fight for fair compensation. We provide trusted legal guidance, tenacious representation, and a strong support structure to surviving spouses, children, parents, and other blood relatives. Below are a few ways we can assist with your case:

  • Conduct a Thorough Investigation: When money is involved, the liable parties will likely do anything they can to reduce the amount they have to pay out. As such, you cannot trust the insurance company’s findings, nor can you be certain that the official police report hasn’t overlooked important details that could help you obtain compensation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we can help you by conducting an in-depth investigation on your behalf, taking steps to gather the necessary evidence to prove liability, causation, and damages and preparing your claim for negotiations, litigation, or trial.
  • Estimate a Fair Settlement: One of the first steps to negotiating a fair settlement for a wrongful death is estimating reasonable compensation for your damages. Without an accurate idea of what your case may be worth, you may accept an offer that falls short of covering all your losses. Our attorneys can help approximate the potential recovery in your case, consulting with expert witnesses if necessary to ensure this amount accounts for all recoverable damages.
  • Negotiate on Your Behalf with Insurers: Once your claim is approved, you will need to negotiate a settlement offer with the insurer. Your attorney can represent you during these talks so you can get focus on taking care of yourself and your loved ones.

Discuss Your Claim with a Seal Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have decades of combined experience helping surviving partners and blood relatives pursue justice and compensation from those responsible for their loved one’s death. We provide tenacious representation at every stage of proceedings, whether it’s representing your best interests during negotiations or advocating for you during trial. Contact us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or complete our contact form HERE to schedule a free initial consultation.