Tustin Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Tustin Wrongful Death Attorneys
The loss of a loved one changes your life. We understand this, and we know that no amount of money can ever bring your family member back. We are here to help you navigate this difficult season, to get back on your feet, and to properly grieve.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death claims compensate bereaved family members when someone else’s negligence results in a tragic, untimely death. The law exists to bring justice to families in these situations. In California, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate, or various parties who stand to inherit the deceased’s property if the deceased passed without a will, can bring a wrongful death claim.
No amount of money can ever bring your family member back. Still, the law provides an avenue for family members to recoup expenses necessary to handle the administration of their loved one’s estate, pay for funeral bills, and to get back on their feet financially during a turbulent time in their lives.
Our wrongful death practice group handles the following types of 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
- Premises liability cases resulting in wrongful death
- Other types of wrongful death cases
What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?
Compensation in a wrongful death case varies based on the circumstances. However, in most cases, you may be able to recover compensatory damages and exemplary damages.
An exemplary damages award tends to be discretionary, meaning judges can grant them on a case-by-case basis. However, compensatory damages are available in most wrongful death cases to help family members of victims recover financially for accident-related expenses like resultant medical bills and estate administration costs. In some cases, you may even be able to recoup legal fees – but this will depend on the circumstances.
Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Offer Free Case Consultations Daily
The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have a history of representing the family members of wrongful death victims. When you meet with us, we will ask you a series of questions to determine whether you have grounds to bring a wrongful death claim and if so, how to proceed.
Some of these questions might include:
- How did the accident happen?
- Did your loved one receive any medical treatment between the accident and his or her death?
- Have you gathered any evidence to support your claim?
- Have you spoken with the opposing party or his insurance company?
- Have you saved or recorded any of your conversations with the other parties or with eyewitnesses?
- Did you speak with anyone else about the accident or the circumstances surrounding it?
Our compassionate attorneys can take over the logistics of your case so that you can properly grieve. To schedule a free case consultation with us, we welcome you to send us a message online or to call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. If you are unable to travel to our office for a consultation, we will come to you.