In the wake of the crushing loss of a loved one, survivors are faced with deep emotional distress coupled with the legal complexities of a wrongful death claim. At Omofoma Law, we understand the depth of your loss and the legal challenges you face. Our team of compassionate and skilled Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys is committed to navigating you through this difficult time.
Our experienced wrongful death attorney at Omofoma Law would be delighted to assess and review your case to see if you are deserving of compensation. Call us today to schedule an appointment with a wrongful death lawyer from our team.
If you have lost a dear one due to the carelessness of another, the team at Omofoma Law is here to ensure that your rights are protected, and justice is served. Some of the several compelling reasons why you should trust our wrongful death lawyers to help you with your claim include:
If you have inquiries about your wrongful death suit, call us today to know more.
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil claim filed by the survivors or the deceased person's estate against those whose negligence or wrongful act led to the death. A wrongful death suit can secure compensation for lost income, medical bills, emotional trauma, funeral expenses, and numerous other forms of damages suffered due to someone else's negligence.
A wide array of unfortunate incidents can tragically culminate in wrongful death. These circumstances, often caused by negligence, recklessness, or deliberate actions, can devastate families. At Omofoma Law, our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys have an extensive breadth of experience navigating various types of wrongful death cases.
A few of the prevalent types of accidents that can lead to wrongful death include:
Navigating the aftermath of these devastating incidents requires a compassionate yet diligent legal approach. Our attorneys at Omofoma Law are skilled in unraveling the complexities surrounding different types of wrongful death claims and are committed to guiding you throughout the entire process, providing the support you need during this challenging time.
In Los Angeles, like the rest of California, establishing a wrongful death claim requires proof of certain elements:
If we can establish all of these elements, then we may have a successful wrongful death lawsuit we can file on your behalf.
In California, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim, including the deceased's surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children. Other people might be qualified to enter a wrongful death claim in California. However, it is crucial to have a discussion with a qualified attorney to address this matter appropriately. Our team is always available to help you.
Under California law, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within a duration of two years from the date of the person's death. Failure to adhere to this time limit may result in the forfeiture of the eligibility to seek compensation.
In a wrongful death claim, survivors can pursue economic and non-economic damages. These damages serve as a form of compensation for the profound loss endured by the decedent's loved ones. They are designed to provide some measure of financial stability in the face of an immeasurable emotional loss.
Economic damages provide monetary relief for quantifiable financial burdens that have arisen due to the decedent's untimely passing. They aim to restore the financial position of the survivors to what it would have been if the wrongful death had not occurred. The following are types of economic damages that may be claimed:
We will thoroughly examine the details of all of these potential economic damages to ensure that we optimize your claim's value to the fullest extent possible.
Non-economic damages compensate for the non-tangible, subjective losses that the survivors suffer due to the death of their loved ones. These losses are deeply personal and can vary significantly from one case to another. Here are the types of non-economic damages that may be claimed:
At Omofoma Law, our attorneys understand that no monetary compensation can ever fully compensate for the deep and profound loss of a loved one. However, seeking damages in a wrongful death claim offers the grieving family valuable financial relief and a sense of justice.
We are fully committed to supporting and guiding you throughout this process with compassion and dedication.
We will always devote the time to answer your questions about wrongful death cases before we move forward. Some of the common questions people always ask include:
While both a wrongful death claim and a survival action arise from the same wrongful act or neglect, they serve different purposes. Survivors or the estate file a wrongful death claim to seek damages for their own losses resulting from the victim's death. This can include loss of support, companionship, and funeral and burial costs.
On the other hand, the victim's estate files a survival action to recover damages the victim could have claimed if they had survived. These indemnities might include medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages incurred from the time of injury until the victim's death.
Yes, multiple family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit in California. The law allows the deceased's surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and sometimes other family members to file a wrongful death claim. These family members will often join together in a single wrongful death lawsuit.
The duration of a wrongful death case varies significantly based on the details of the case. Factors that can determine the timeline include the intricacy of the case, the number of parties involved, whether the case is settled out of court or goes to trial, and court schedules and delays. It could take anywhere from a number of months to a few years.
Yes, many wrongful death cases are settled out of court. Out-of-court settlements are common in wrongful death lawsuits. This can often expedite the process and bring a quicker resolution for the grieving family. However, if a fair settlement can't be reached, the case may go to trial.
At Omofoma Law, we treat every client like family, understanding that you are currently experiencing one of the most challenging stages in your life. Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys are ready to provide the compassionate, personalized, and aggressive legal representation you need. Contact us today for an initial consultation.
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