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Protecting the Rights of Surviving Loved Ones

The loss of a family member can tear a family apart. When a family loses a loved one, the grief and sorrow of loss are compounded by serious financial strains. Losing a child is among the most devastating events any parent can ever face. Many families are left with unanswered questions about the details surrounding the accident or negligent conduct that claimed the life of their loved one. When a death could have been avoided or was caused due to negligence this can become a wrongful death case. If the circumstances surrounding a death seem suspicious or avoidable contact a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney to review your case.

At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg in Los Angeles, we understand that no amount of money can ever replace the loss of a loved one. We focus on one goal after a fatal accident — to obtain justice for the families who have lost so much.

Wrongful death claims in Los Angeles are complex. Proving fault and liability in any kind of personal injury case requires dedicated attention to detail. Proving the extent of a family’s loss due to a fatal injury requires more than a detached analysis of legal issue — it requires hard work and compassion for the victims. We are devoted to championing the rights of clients seeking justice and obtaining full and fair compensation in every case.

A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought upon the negligent party by a representative of the survivors. This includes immediate family members, life partners, putative spouses, financial dependents and the parents of a deceased fetus. The negligent party that caused the death and is to be sued can be an individual, company or even government agency. Included in the wrongful death suit, attorneys will look to obtain compensation for economic damages, punitive damages, and noneconomic damages. Most states hold a one to three-year statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits unless there is the discovery of new information.

Contact A Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney

Our commitment to clients includes rigorous case-building skills and focused advocacy every step of the way. Our approach to thorough preparation for trial has led to many favorable settlements in complex cases through negotiation, mediation or arbitration. Obtaining a solid settlement can save the time, stress and uncertainty that are often associated with trial. A Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer will need to prove four key things:

  • The death was caused by the alleged party
  • The death occurred as a direct result of the alleged party’s negligence
  • The death brought monetary damages
  • The death affected the surviving family members

The biggest element is proving negligence during a case. The victim cannot speak for themselves but Howard C. Kornberg is here to be the voice of the voiceless. We are fully prepared to take your case the distance if that is the right path. Contact the Law office of Howard C. Kornberg for a consultation if you feel you have a wrongful death case.

About Wrongful Death Statistics

We want to share some statistics about wrongful death in the US.

  • There are around 32,000 driving-related fatalities in the US each year.
  • 31% of traffic deaths are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers.
    • Alcohol-related fatality numbers for California are similar.
  • Over 3,000 people died due to distracted driving during the latest reporting year.
  • Around 250,000 people die each year due to preventable medical mistakes.
    • 1 in 3 people who die in the hospital have sepsis
    • More than 4,000 surgical ‘never events’ each year
    • Around 12 million people are misdiagnosed each year
  • 5,147 people were killed in the workplace during the latest reporting year.
    • Around 20% of these fatalities were in the construction industry.
  • 14,611 people were killed in gun deaths in the US in 2018.

What You Can Do

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity, please seek legal assistance immediately. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our team will work diligently to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
  • Cost of pre-death medical care
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of companionship damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.

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