People in Hanford stay busy with work and school and home life and weekend outings. Few of us have time to consider all of the dangers that are present in everyday life around Kings County.
Traffic on Route 198 and out on State Route 43 get hazardous at certain times of the day. Fatal accidents occur each year when drivers get distracted or choose to proceed recklessly. The dangers are also present in the workplace, especially on construction sites and in the agricultural sector.
Threats to our families can lurk in the home and in the many places we visit throughout the week. In extreme cases, these potential dangers cause a traumatic injury that leads to the loss of life. Families of victims will wonder how to find justice for loved ones who lost their lives due to the negligence of someone else.
Finding Support for Families After a Deadly Accident in Hanford
Families who have experienced a tragedy may be confused about their rights as victims. But they should be informed of their options, including the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a person or entity responsible for the death of a loved one.
A wrongful death claim can serve to stabilize a family against the financial woes that often follow a terrible accident. An insurance company should be called upon to help a family with expenses like funeral and burial costs and medical and ambulance fees built up before the loved one passed on. The lost income the deceased can no longer provide the family going forward can also be factored into the support requested.
For help in filing a wrongful death claim that clearly shows the fault of someone else in the death of a loved one, contact Maison Law of Hanford. Our wrongful death lawyers work closely with victimized families to ensure they have what they need to start rebuilding their lives without the fear of financial ruin.
Types of Wrongful Death Accidents Possible in Kings County
Workers in the construction and farming trades face potentially deadly situations each day as they arrive on-site. These employees work around heavy, dangerous machinery, out in the elements, and at times at great heights putting them in danger of a hazardous fall. They can also come in contact with harmful chemicals and electricity putting them at risk of a fatal exposure.
Workplace accidents are only one type of hazard that carries extreme risks. These are just a few other deadly risks around Hanford that our attorneys can help families with:
- Vehicle Accidents – Vehicle crashes, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian and bicycle collisions can all end in tragedy for victims. The large vehicles used in farming and food transport will also provide very large hazards on local roads and put drivers and passengers at elevated risk for a fatal injury. Car insurance providers can be called upon to help victims and their families work towards recovery.
- Premises Liability – Property owners and proprietors have a duty to protect any visitors to their sites or businesses. A trip to the store, a restaurant, a residential property, or a parking lot can leave you with a serious injury when hazards go unrepaired and spills are left on floors. An excursion to the Kings County Fair Grounds should be absolutely safe for any family, but when people are hurt or lose their lives, property owners and operators should be held liable.
- Medical Malpractice – A doctor or other health care professional could become negligent and cause the death of a loved one. A mistake with a diagnosis or the administering of treatment can provide a potentially deadly cure.
- Product Liability – A product you purchase and bring into your home or something that comes installed in your home could endanger a family member. The fault may lie with the company that manufactured the product or the store that sold it. At times multiple parties can be held responsible for a tragic death.
These are just a few of the instances in which a wrongful death lawsuit would be a necessary action for a family to take. Anytime a beloved family member loses his or her life to the negligence of someone else, a wrongful death claim can be an important step to protect close relatives now and in the future.
Wrongful Death Claims and California Statutes
California puts a statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. Families must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years from the date a loved one passes away.
Families may also wonder about who can file this claim. A spouse or domestic partner is allowed to bring this lawsuit forward on behalf of the entire family. Children of the victim can also file this claim. Parents and siblings may also be able to file for the family if they can show that they relied on the emotional and financial support of the deceased.
A wrongful death attorney may also file on behalf of the entire family. An attorney working for the family would also collect evidence, documents, and witness testimony to clearly show the liability of the at-fault party. The attorney would handle all communications with insurance representatives for the at-fault person or company. This would allow the family the time they need to grieve while a lawyer makes sure an insurance company treats all victims fairly and can’t escape blame.
Contact a Hanford Wrongful Death Lawyer
If a tragic accident claims the life of a loved one contact attorney Martin Gasparian serving families in Hanford and all of Kings County. Mr. Gasparian, the founder of Maison Law, offers families a free and confidential case consultation. He believes that families should be informed of everything available to them after a terrible accident. He also fights to make sure families never become victims a second time through the “bad faith” practices used by insurance companies.