If another person is responsible for the death of another, whether accidentally or intentionally, the surviving members of the deceased loved one’s family should speak to a wrongful death attorney Glendale. An attorney will advise you of the remedies available to you through a wrongful death claim so that you can be financially compensated for the untimely passing of your beloved family member.
Accidents happen every day here in Los Angeles County, but sometimes a bad decision made by another or a poorly designed or manufactured product can take the life of a person. According to the National Safety Council, there are 12 accidental deaths in our country every single hour, and the CDC found that there were a total of 135,928 accidental deaths in 2014.
In California, our legal system has a specific area of law called “Wrongful Death Law”. This area of the law is designed to help assist families who have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another person.
Wrongful death claims are handled in our civil court system, although it is possible for a negligent party to be brought before both the civil and criminal court for causing the death of your family member. In order to win a civil lawsuit, surviving family members must prove why the defendant is responsible for the death of their loved one in front of a jury.