Wrongful Death Lawyer in Los Angeles
Filing a Claim for Just Compensation
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be difficult to handle, especially when the death was the result of another person's negligence, wrongdoing, or illegal behavior. At Mansell & Mansell, APC, we understand that this time in your life can be difficult, but it is important that you retain the assistance of an experienced Los Angeles injury attorney who can help you fight for compensation and ensure that justice is served to the liable parties involved in the fatal accident.
Legal Help from Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles
While we are aware that no amount of financial compensation could ever replace the life of your loved one, obtaining legal help can assist you with:
- Unexpected financial struggles related to the death
- Medical bills
- Funeral costs
- Outstanding debts and bills
- Loss, pain, and suffering
Depending on the specifics of your case, the amount of compensation that you could receive will vary, so it is important that you work with an understanding Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to assess your damages and eligibility to file a claim. Because the state of California enforces a statute of limitations on bringing wrongful death cases before a court, it is imperative that you work with our firm as soon as possible.
You Can Trust Mansell & Mansell, APC to Help You
Mansell & Mansell, APC is proud to boast decades of combined experience handling complex cases, and we can assist you in overcoming this trying time. We can help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim and guide you through the probate process. Ensure that your rights and interests are protected by retaining our skilled team.
Do not suffer silently as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Turn to our firm for help in or out of court. We can work to make sure that you and your family receive the compensation and assistance that you deserve. Contact Mansell & Mansell, APC today to learn more!
Questions About Wrongful Death Cases
Who can bring a wrongful death case?
In most cases, a wrongful death claim is generally initiated by a close family member, such as the spouse, children, or domestic partner of the decedent. If there is no surviving person in the decedent’s line of descent, a lawsuit can be brought by a party who would have entitlement to the decedent’s property through intestate succession.
What damages are available in a wrongful death claim?
Numerous personal injury damages are available for the immediate family members of a decedent in California. Losses that are associated with the estate include:
- Expenses from the burial/funeral
- Hospital/medical bills prior to his/her death
- Lost income that the deceased person could reasonably have expected to earn
Losses for the surviving family members may include:
- Value of household services
- Loss of expected monetary support
- Loss of affection, guidance, or community
What is comparative negligence?
In a case involving the principle of comparative negligence, liability is assessed based on fault. If the deceased person was comparatively negligence, the judgment may be reduced by the amount of his or her negligence.