The loss of a family member is a challenge that nobody expects. Anytime somebody loses their life due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, the grief, and sorrow of the loss are compounded by serious financial strains. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney by your side. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a spouse, a child, or a parent, we will stand by your side. When a death could have been avoided or was caused by the negligence of somebody else, we will help investigate the situation, determine liability, and secure full compensation on your behalf.
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 the legal issues — 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 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 non-economic damages. Most states hold a one to a three-year statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits unless there is the discovery of new information.
It is crucial for family members and the estate of the deceased to know that they had a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim in court. The California wrongful death statute of limitations is two years from the date of the deceased’s death. This gives family members and the estate a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. If a lawsuit is not filed within this time frame, the family and the estate will be unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to. In the event, the negligent party whose conduct caused the death is worked for a governmental entity, such as a city, county, or state employee, the deadline to file a claim for wrongful death is six months from the date of death.
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 time, stress, and uncertainty that are often associated with the trial. A Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer will need to prove four key things:
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.
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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:
Do not hesitate to reach out to an attorney for help if you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our attorneys understand how challenging these cases can be, and we know that you are going through a difficult time right now. We will not hesitate to use our resources to fully investigate the claim and help you secure the compensation and closure your family needs.