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Wrongful Death Attorney in Orange County

Wrongful death happens as a result of serious injuries inflicted on the victim as a result of personal injury accidents like traffic accidents and premises accidents. In cases where the personal injury victims suffer devastating or debilitating injuries like serious spinal cord injuries, head injuries or brain injuries, these injuries will definitely translate to lengthy and costly medical evaluations and treatments. For those unfortunate ones who were not able to recover from their grave injuries, wrongful death cases occur. As a wrongful death victim, you and your family have a right to seek wrongful death damages against the party at fault which, aside from obtaining actual property damages and medical costs, also include remuneration for your non-economic damages like pain and suffering and other losses. However, in pursuing your claim for wrongful death damages in California, you should be aware of the laws involved and the processes necessary to even start your claim. Hence, if you and your family are victims of wrongful death due to an untimely death of a loved one, you should immediately call and seek advice from top Orange County wrongful death attorneys, to be informed of your rights and your options on how to claim the maximum wrongful death compensation you deserve.

Who Qualify as Victims in Wrongful Death Claims in Orange County?

In case of wrongful death, California law provides that wrongful death compensation can be claimed by the loved ones left behind by the wrongful death victim. However, not just any relative can qualify as victims in wrongful death claims in California. A cause of action for wrongful death caused by the negligence of another may be pursued by the following persons or by the victims' representative:

  • a) The wrongful death victim's surviving spouse, partner, children, and offspring of deceased children, or the immediate heirs of the victim if he dies without a will;
  • (b) Any other persons dependent on the victim like the putative spouse, stepchildren or the victim's parents; and
  • (c) A minor, if, at the time of the victim's death, the minor resided at least 180 days in the victim’s household prior to wrongful death and was dependent on the victim for at least one-half of the minor's support.

If you want to be sure if you can assert a wrongful death claim against the party at fault, still, the best thing to do is to contact your trusted wrongful death claims attorneys in California as soon as possible.

Parties to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuit is a civil law suit filed by wrongful death victims against the negligent party or the party at fault. Wrongful death lawsuit differs with the criminal law suit for homicide or murder on the weight of evidence necessary to prove the claim or law suit. In case of criminal law suit for murder the evidence required is proof beyond reasonable doubt. On the other hand, wrongful death law suit only requires preponderance of evidence in order for the negligent party to be declared guilty or at fault and ordered to pay all the civil damages suffered by the wrongful death victims, which include: Property damage; Actual medical costs; Burial expenses; Loss of life's earnings; Loss of consortium and support; and Pain and suffering, among others. In case of wrongful death law suit, the parties, especially the wrongful death victims claiming damages, should be made aware of the statute of limitations inherent in every cause of action filed in courts. Generally, Statute of Limitations for filing a lawsuit for wrongful death in is two (2) years from the date of the accident causing the wrongful death. Hence, if parties to wrongful death lawsuit fail to file their claims within said period then they will forever be barred from claiming any damages against the party at fault. Therefore, in order to make sure that you are able to claim your rightful compensation against all the damages, losses, pains and sufferings caused by the wrongful death of your loved ones, your first step should always be to seek OC Injury Defenders's expert California wrongful death claims lawyers for proper guidance and representation.

Why Should I Hire Top Wrongful Death Lawyers in California?

Wrongful death can happen in many forms. Your loved ones might be driving in California and suddenly get hit in a head on collision with another car, truck or bus. Even if your loved one is not on the road, wrongful death can still occur like in cases of serious slip and fall or trip and fall cases, construction accidents or during explosion and fire accidents. In all these cases, especially if your loved one did not die immediately after the accident, the costs of medical treatments and subsequent burial costs could be devastating to your family. This does not even factor in the fact that you and your family members left behind by the wrongful death of your loved one would definitely suffer extreme anguish, emotional pain and psychological trauma and suffering. In these times, more than ever, you need your top wrongful death lawyers in California to deal with all the legal matters in pursuing your wrongful death law suit or wrongful death claims negotiations for you. Even in less serious accidents with less serious injuries, it is never advisable to negotiate your personal injury claims on your own. More so, it is definitely not an option for you and your family to take care of the negotiations process or wrongful death claims on your own because you’ll be faced not only with the daunting tasks of having to learn about complex legal matters and processes but you'll also have to deal with insurance companies who hire expert insurance adjusters specifically to lessen their liabilities or outright deny your claims.

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OC Injury Defenders's top personal injury attorneys are well respected in the legal community on account of our unsurpassed experience in negotiating and litigating wrongful death cases in Orange County and throughout California. Due to our aggressive efforts in representing all wrongful death victims in their wrongful death claims in California against the parties at fault, as of date, we have already obtained hundreds and millions in awards to the great satisfaction of the families who were untimely left behind by the avoidable accidents that caused their loved ones' untimely demise. In our efforts to further lessen the pain and suffering that wrongful death victims go through, we decided to accept all personal injury cases to include wrongful death claims, on contingency basis. We even offer a No Win No Fee guarantee to all our clients to further assure them that their wrongful death claims and the future of their families are in good hands. If you are in need of top notch legal service, we are always ready and willing to help. Call Us Now at (949) 272-2920 for your free case evaluation or if you prefer you can E-mail Us or take advantage of our On-line Case Submission and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible at definitely no cost to you

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