Wrongful Death Attorney in Long Beach, CA
There are few things more traumatic in life than losing a loved one unexpectedly due to the negligence of another person. This can happen in a car accident, in a slip and fall, at a construction site, on a boat, or any other number of ways. The result of a fatal accident is tragic, leaving many lives shattered, devastating family members both emotionally and financially.
To seek recourse when someone dies due to the carelessness of another person, surviving family members can file a wrongful death suit. While nothing will ever bring a loved one back, receiving compensation will ease certain burdens on a family going forward. Depending on the facts of a case, a wrongful death claim may seek compensation to include:
- Pain and suffering, including emotional, mental and physical anguish
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
- A loss of inheritance based on what the deceased family member may have earned if they had lived out their life
- Punitive damages, sometimes referred to as exemplary damages. This applies in cases where a person was grossly negligent or caused another’s death through a willful act. These damages are designed to punish a person who committed the act, such as when they kill another person while driving drunk.
Because wrongful death cases tend to involve large settlement amounts, it is imperative that you choose an attorney who has many years of experience and several successful cases they can list. Because reputation is important in the legal community, you should also seek someone out who is known as being aggressive which gives you a leg up in any negotiations that might take place.
These types of cases are also very labor intensive and can take a long time to work their way through the legal process. For that reason, you want an attorney who is not already overloaded with work and who is ready to give your case the full amount of attention that it deserves.
The Law Offices of Robert Finn serves clients in Long Beach and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington. Contact us online or call us at 562-901-3388 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We only charge contingency fees, so you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.