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When Death Is Preventable

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: February 16, 2015
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If you’ve lost a loved one in southern California in an accidental death that could have been prevented, no amount of money can alleviate your grief, but a wrongful death lawsuit can allow your family to move ahead without added financial anxieties. If you are the survivor of a wrongful death victim in the Los Angeles area, talk at once about your legal rights and options with an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney. In some cases, you may be compensated for your loved one’s outstanding medical expenses, funeral costs, and even the deceased person’s lost wages. A wrongful death attorney can help.

Wrongful deaths occur in a number of situations. When someone texts while driving, when a landlord fails to repair a safety railing, or when a doctor misdiagnoses cancer, wrongful death can occur. Yes, if you lose a family member suddenly, you’ll be dealing with legal, financial, and emotional issues all at the same time, but it’s essential to file a wrongful death claim as quickly as possible. Of course, a wrongful death claim is only a minor compensation for a human life, but at least it holds the responsible party accountable. In cases where a death was intentional, both a criminal homicide charge and a civil wrongful death claim may be pursued.

If you are a family member of someone who has died because someone else was negligent or careless in the Los Angeles area, an experienced wrongful death attorney can examine your case and determine if you qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You must file a claim as quickly as possible after a wrongful death; the statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to take action. Speak at once to an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney if you’ve lost a loved one in a wrongful death anywhere in southern California.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.