We have spoken before in this blog about wrongful death litigation, and why families of…
On behalf of The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg posted in Wrongful death
When you lose someone you love, whether a relative, friend or a spouse, you can go through intense feelings of anger, grief, and seclusion. This is particularly true for children who feel their world has fallen apart. Healing will eventually come but it may take longer than you expected when the death was caused by someone’s fault. With Los Angeles wrongful death attorney Howard Craig Kornberg, you will be able to figure it out if you a have a wrongful death case or not. Whether the death was intentional, negligent or reckless, you may be able to obtain compensation for some specific damages.
It’s very difficult to categorize damages caused by a wrongful death. Whether economic or noneconomic, it’s important you ask your attorney everything that’s implied or included in these categories:
Children, a surviving spouse or any other dependent family will generally qualify to file such claims. When there are no heirs, the claimants may be whoever is entitled to receive the deceased’s estate. Under California law, some relatives or people who had a qualifying relationship with the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
During a wrongful death case, relatives are entitled to receive compensation for the victim’s death. These damages are not supposed to be included in deceased’s estate. In survival actions, it runs from the date the injury or death occurred while in wrongful death actions, the claim is brought two years after the death. Both a wrongful death and survivor action can be tried at the same time.
It’s important you hire an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney since these are very sensitive cases. If you or a family member is dealing with a wrongful death, call us schedule your initial consultation. We treat every case with utmost respect and will find every legal way possible to protect your family’s rights.