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Los Angeles Fatal Car Accident Lawyer
When you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one in a car crash, it can be difficult to see past the grief. A wrongful death case may seem like too much work when you’d rather just settle in with your memories and put this horrible trauma behind you.
You may believe a claim will stir up too much pain, stress, and emotional trauma—we understand how you feel. But someone was responsible for the death of your loved one, and that person should be held to account for his or her actions.
When you join forces with a Los Angeles fatal car accident lawyer to sue the responsible party in civil court, you’re standing up for your loved one and all others who may be injured because of reckless and irresponsible drivers.
Compensation for a Fatal Vehicle Wreck in LA
Seeking compensation via a wrongful death claim may seem like benefiting from a loved one’s death, but that’s not the case at all. The money can be used for a variety of reasons—to honor your loved one’s memory, to set up driving safety awareness programs, or to be given to charities.
Even if you do use the money from a successful LA car crash wrongful death claim to provide for your family’s future, your loved one would more than likely want you to. Remember, you didn’t ask for the person you cared about to be taken from you by a negligent or reckless person.
You already know that no amount of money could ever make what happened to your family member acceptable, but your award could be used to compensate for things like the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Accident-related medical bills acquired before your loved one passed away
- Pain and suffering
- Mental trauma and mental health services
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of the deceased’s income
Who Is Permitted to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Los Angeles?
After a fatal vehicle collision, you may need to know whether you can file a claim for wrongful death. Here is a list of who may file after a loved one’s death in California:
- The deceased person’s spouse or domestic partner
- Children of the deceased, including stepchildren
- Parents of the deceased
- Dependent minors living in the deceased person’s household
If the deceased had no surviving children, then others who would be entitled to the deceased person’s estate may qualify to file a wrongful death claim after a fatal Los Angeles car accident.
Call a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Vehicle Collision Attorney
There are many reasons why you may want to file a wrongful death claim—to assist with payment of funeral and burial expenses, payment of medical costs incurred before your loved one passed away, or to use the money as income if your loved one was the family provider.
Don’t delay your decision. You have only two years to file a wrongful death claim in California. An attorney with Haffner Law can help you with the personal injury claim process, but we also want to see you get the money you deserve in order to right a terrible wrong.
To speak with a Los Angeles fatal car accident lawyer in a free case review, call 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637) or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.