When fatal accidental deaths occur in and around Madera, surviving family members are suddenly in a state of emotional and financial shock. When such a death occurs in California, those survivors can file a civil lawsuit pursuant to the state’s wrongful death statute at section 377.60 of the California Civil Code. When the likelihood of such an action arises, an insurance company will begin preparing its defense right away because it’s aware of the fact that it’s open to significant financial exposure. Family members of the deceased need to start preparing for their futures too. The preparation alone for a wrongful death lawsuit calls for the involvement of a dedicated and experienced Madera wrongful death lawyer who can overcome the burden of proving a wrongful death case along with the damages that a family has suffered. Martin Gasparian is the principal attorney at Maison Law, and he is highly qualified to pursue justice and damages on behalf a decedent’s family.
Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Nearly all wrongful death cases are based on the law of negligence. A person might be deemed to be negligent when he or she fails to use due care and caution for the safety of somebody else, and causes a victim to suffer injuries. Here are some of the types of accidents that might give rise to wrongful death actions:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
- Construction, industrial and workplace accidents.
- Slip-and-falls, trip-and-falls and falls from heights.
- Dangerously defective products.
- Medical Malpractice.
- Nursing home negligence.
- Swimming pool accidents.
Wrongful Death and Insurance Companies
Although the person who caused the death of your loved one can be prosecuted in the criminal courts, a prosecutor or criminal court judge has no authority to award damages in a wrongful death case. That’s why a family needs to take control right away after the death of a loved one and consult with us at Maison Law.
You can expect an insurance company to try and shift some or all of the blame for your loved one’s death over onto him or her in an effort to devalue any wrongful death case that might exist. We encourage family members not to speak with the opposing insurance company after the untimely death of a family member. Innocent statements or remarks could end up hurting a case.
Contact a Madera Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
Losing a loved one is emotionally exhausting. Families also suffer sudden and staggering costs and loss of support. Rather than possibly harming any wrongful death case that your family might have, you can consult with us at Maison law confidentially and at no cost at all. We want to learn about your unique circumstances and we can answer your questions. Then, we can advise you on your legal options and how we believe we can help you.
When you retain us to represent you, our objective will be to put your family back on its financial feet with a maximum settlement or award to help you and your family get your lives back on track. We’re dedicated exclusively to the delivery of justice to those who have been injured or suffered the wrongful death of a family member throughout California. Don’t let an opposing insurance company control your case. Stand strong, and contact us at Maison Law as soon as possible after the wrongful death of a loved one.