We can get busy with work, school, family outings, and errands and forget the dangers many of us face every day. Bakersfield drivers can travel notoriously dangerous routes like Highway 99 and Interstate 5. Every workplace can carry dangers for employees, especially those working in the construction and agricultural trades.
The hazards can even be found at home with the defective products we purchase and carry in or have installed. They can land you or a family member with a serious injury. In the worst cases, all of these dangers and more can result in the heartbreaking loss of life.
Seeking Assistance After a Deadly Bakersfield Accident
Victims can lose their lives in car collisions or work accidents. The accident might have easily been prevented by someone showing a little more care, but sadly, nothing can bring back that precious life. However, there will be family members left behind who face the emotional trauma that comes with a tragedy.
The family must also confront the extreme costs that can follow an accident. The victim may have lost his or her life due to the negligence of someone else, and in these cases, close relatives are encouraged to protect themselves with a wrongful death lawsuit. This civil claim will seek to protect family members from financial hardships as they grieve.
To find out what options families have access to after a tragedy, please contact Maison Law in Bakersfield. Martin Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law, wants to protect families when they are at their most vulnerable. He offers a free and confidential case evaluation for families devastated by an accident. Contact Mr. Gasparian to learn about the steps families should take to protect themselves now and in the years ahead.
Wrongful Death Protection After a Tragic Accident
A “wrongful death” describes the death of a person after the intentional action or negligence of another person, business, or entity.
A wrongful death claim can be filed against the at-fault party’s insurance representative. The claim seeks to earn support for the devastated family of the deceased.
A spouse, domestic partner, or children of the victim may file this claim on behalf of the remaining family. Basically, any close relative who was dependent on the victim for emotional and financial support can file on behalf of the family. This would include the parents and siblings of the victim in certain cases.
A personal injury lawyer can also prepare a wrongful death lawsuit and file it on behalf of the entire family. The family’s attorney would handle all paperwork and communication exchanged with insurance agents.
The attorney would also gather the evidence that proves the negligent party was responsible for a loved one’s death. It’s also up to the attorney to monitor all settlement offers and advise family members when an insurance agency is providing far less than the family will need to rebuild their lives.
Types of Wrongful Death Threats Around Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a great place to live, but like any city, some hazards plague almost every part of life. The work zone is a common spot for life-threatening accidents. Anyone reporting to a construction site, a local farm, or a local factory every day is near dangerous machinery and hazardous substances.
People who commute to work or drive to school each morning risk collisions and the threat of a deadly crash. This risk extends to motorcyclists, pedestrians, and those on bicycles. A visit to a grocery store where clean-ups have been neglected can result in a dangerous slip-and-fall.
Medical malpractice and even travel accidents on planes, trains, and buses can suddenly leave a family victimized.
Earning Wrongful Death Support for Bakersfield Families
In California, families are afforded up to two years from the date of a tragic death to file a wrongful death claim. It’s important to talk with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible and file this claim. Your attorney will have an easier time collecting evidence to build a case in the early going.
The sooner a wrongful death claim is filed the sooner an insurance agent will hopefully respond to it. This could help in securing financial support for a struggling family as soon as possible.
If a claim is successful a family can hope to receive support for these factors and more:
- The ambulance fees and any medical bills accumulated before the victim passed on.
- The expense of a memorial service and proper burial.
- The wages the deceased is no longer able to provide to a family through his or her former employment. This can include all of the paychecks that would have been earned in the decades to come.
- The emotional hardships a family suffers. Especially for close relatives who now face growing up without the guidance a loved one would have provided.
- Cost of psychological counseling for family members to help them cope with the loss.
- The absence of consortium. (The lost support of a spouse or partner)
Trust Your Case to a Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Bakersfield
Martin Gasparian, of Maison Law, seeks to defend the rights of families who have already been asked to endure so much. Families will have suffered through the tremendous shock of suddenly losing a loved one while facing a future without the support the deceased would have continued to provide.
Contact Maison Law to schedule a confidential consultation for your family that comes at no cost to you. If you agree to let Martin Gasparian represent your case you will owe nothing at all unless he successfully earns support for your family.