According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90,000 deaths occur due to medical malpractice alone, not including the variety of other causes of wrongful death. Wrongful death is any death that has been caused by someone else’s actions or negligence.
If you have experienced this type of case first-hand, we offer our deepest condolences. As implied, a wrongful death lawsuit is wrong and could have been prevented. These types of cases are never easy, but you do not have to go through the experience alone.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Commonly, wrongful death cases occur due to one of the following causes:
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Medical Malpractice
- Pedestrian Accident
- Defective Product
- Accidents at Work
Though this may be an inappropriate time to consider financial compensation for your loss, it is significant to note that a monetary settlement can assist with medical bills, loss of income, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses. Because your main focus following a wrongful death case should be grieving, working with a professional in the legal field could create a smoother, more convenient process for you and your family during this difficult moment.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case?
When a wrongful death case occurs, only certain people are able to file a claim. More often than not, one of the deceased’s closest relatives must file, such as a:
- Dependent Stepchildren
- Dependent Parents
Because the law can be confusing, specifically, who can file a wrongful death claim and for what type of compensation, it is recommended to get professional assistance.
Not that any type of legal case is enjoyable to be a part of, but the nature of wrongful death cases are often devastating and emotionally draining. Therefore, it is essential to get the help you need and deserve by contacting a wrongful death attorney at The Law Office of C. Ray Carlson today.
We serve the following areas: Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita, Fillmore, Santa Paula, and San Fernando Valley.