When the surviving family members of a decedent file a wrongful death case, they are bringing an action in the civil courts for the negligent or intentional death of a family member. Sometimes, the sudden death of a family member might even leave a decedent’s survivors without any income at all.
By bringing a wrongful death lawsuit, a decedent’s family is seeking compensation for the damages that they claim to have suffered as a result of the loss of the decedent. These types of cases become quickly complicated. You’ll want a law firm with extensive experience that will give you the best chance of obtaining the maximum compensation that you deserve for your losses. That’s precisely why you’ll want to contact us at Maison Law.
Common Accidents Involving Fatalities
The overwhelming majority of accidents that involve fatalities are caused by carelessness and negligence. Here are some examples of those types of accidents:
- Motor vehicle crashes.
- Falls from heights, slip-and-falls, and trip-and-falls.
- Construction and industrial accidents.
- Medical malpractice.
- Public transportation accidents including bus, train, and aviation accidents.
- Accidents involving dangerously defective products.
- Swimming pool accidents.
Don’t Let the Insurance Companies Manipulate You
In any wrongful death case, the insurance company on the other side of the case knows that it’s in for big financial exposure. It’s going to do whatever it can do to try and devalue the case. That might include trying to push off some or most of the liability for the decedent’s death over onto him or her by alleging that the decedent was partially at fault for the accident. An insurer might even completely deny that its insured person’s act or failure to act was the proximate cause of the decedent’s death.
These are all reasons why we tell accident victims not to give an opposing insurance company any information at all in an accident case. It’s likely that information obtained from you will be used against you sometime in the future in building a case against you. Don’t let the opposing insurance company try to intimidate you or threaten to close its file. California law clearly doesn’t require you to help an opposing insurance company build its case against you.
Contact a Glendale Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
Remember that a wrongful death case is a civil action and not a criminal prosecution. Neither criminal court prosecutors nor criminal court judges can help you obtain the damages that you deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. Many wrongful death cases pivot on how the death of a loved one occur. As time goes by, critical evidence can be lost or destroyed, recollections of witnesses can get fuzzy, or one or more of those witnesses can vanish. At Maison Law, we have a firm understanding of the law surrounding wrongful death cases. We have the legal skill and resources necessary to either settle these cases at maximum value, or try them in front of a judge and jury of 12 people. After a fatal accident, somebody in your family needs to set their emotions and grief aside for awhile to consult with us at Maison Law about a wrongful death case. It’s far better to do so sooner than later. Contact us as soon as possible about any possible Glendale wrongful death action. You can tell us what caused your loved one’s death and how it has affected you and your family. Your questions will be answered truthfully, and you’ll be advised on how we believe you should proceed. If we’re retained to represent you, we promise to pursue the maximum settlement or award that you deserve.