Whenever one party’s actions injure a victim, the victim has the right to seek compensation for their damages through a personal injury claim. However, if the victim does not survive the injury, their family will be left to file a wrongful death suit instead. This type of claim is challenging in many ways, and you and your family will need the help of a wrongful death lawyer if another party is responsible for causing the recent death of a loved one.
The Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, has years of professional experience with many types of personal injury claims in Tulare, and we have also successfully represented many wrongful death suits. We know how difficult it is to lose a loved one unexpectedly and the many questions you are likely to have in the aftermath of such an incident. Whatever your case entails, you can trust our team to help your family recover as fully as possible.
Do not assume that you can handle a wrongful death claim without legal counsel, even if the fault for the death seems perfectly clear. Success with any wrongful death suit requires close attention to detail and meeting various important procedural deadlines. Any mistakes could jeopardize your family’s ability to ensure accountability and compensation from the party who caused your loved one’s death.
Most of the wrongful deaths reported in the Tulare area happen because of negligence — motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, defective products, and more. These incidents may also occur due to illegal misconduct. No matter how your loved one’s death occurred, the first step to success with any wrongful death claim is proving the exact cause of the death and identifying the party or parties responsible for causing it.
Once you have established fault for the death, the next phase of your case is proving the full extent of your family’s losses. The case award you secure from a successful wrongful death claim will not replace your loved one, but it can help your family adjust to your new circumstances with greater peace of mind.
When you choose the Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, to represent your wrongful death suit, we will do everything we can to help your family recover as much compensation as possible from the defendant. You may be entitled to claim compensation not only for any direct financial losses they caused but also for the future financial impact of losing your loved one. You may also claim compensation for your family’s pain and suffering.
Our firm has successfully helped many past clients with a wide range of complex civil claims for damages, including wrongful death suits. This type of case is inherently emotionally challenging, and we understand that you have lots of pressing legal questions that you cannot answer on your own. You have a limited time in which to file your case, and the sooner you connect with our team, the more likely you will be to succeed with your wrongful death suit in Tulare.
California uses the state’s intestate succession law to determine eligibility to file a wrongful death claim. The victim’s surviving spouse is usually first in line to file this type of case, followed by their surviving children or parents. If the deceased had a will or other estate plan in which they named a personal representative, this individual would be first with the right to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent.
Unlike a personal injury claim that seeks compensation for the victim’s losses, a wrongful death claim aims to compensate the family of the victim. Your wrongful death lawyer can potentially help you and your family recover compensation for lost financial support, lost value of household services, funeral and burial expenses, damages incurred by the deceased’s estate, and your pain and suffering.
In Tulare, CA, it is possible for the defendant in your wrongful death claim to face criminal prosecution from the state if they broke the law in causing the death. Additionally, the penalties for breaking the law are likely to increase significantly when their actions result in fatal injuries. Your wrongful death lawyer can advise you as to how a criminal case against the defendant filed by the state may influence your recovery efforts.
There is a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in the state. This time limit starts on the date of the death, and it is important for the family to consult legal counsel they can trust as soon as possible to preserve their chance of success with their claim. Alternatively, the statute of limitations might begin on the date of discovery of the cause of death if the cause was not immediately apparent.
The Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, will not add to your family’s financial concerns in the aftermath of your loved one’s death with overly expensive legal fees. We take wrongful death cases and personal injury cases on contingency, meaning our client pays a fee only after we win their case. Their contingency fee is a percentage of the total compensation we secure on their behalf, and there is no fee if we cannot obtain a case award.
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The right attorney can make a tremendous positive difference in the outcome of your impending wrongful death suit. The team at the Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, has the experience and resources you want on your side for this difficult type of civil suit, and the sooner you connect with our team, the more time we have to work on your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Tulare wrongful death lawyer.