- September 19, 2014
- In wrongful Death
As a close family member of someone who unexpectedly died due to the unlawful actions of another party, you may be dealing with grief, surprise and confusion. Amidst this time of mourning, you may not be able to look at the larger picture that you may have a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
When you start to question whether or not your loved one became the victim of a wrongful death, you should look at the following three questions:
1. Was the death caused by the negligent or reckless actions of someone else? Although this question may seem frivolous, it is the key to a wrongful death claim. If the loss of a loved one was not caused by the unlawful actions of another party, there is no wrongful death claim.
2. Does the responsible party have insurance coverage? In order to successfully bring a wrongful death claim, it is important to establish whether the responsible party has the financial resources for compensation.
3. Is there evidence to support your claim? In order for a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney to successfully bring a claim to fruition, he will need to prove certain elements. As long as there is firm evidence that supports your wrongful death claim, the attorney may proceed with the claim. Such evidence can be in the form of medical records, the reconstruction of the scene of accident, or evidence provided an eyewitness to the accident.
Pursuing a wrongful death claim may seem a difficult task during the grieving process, especially since it will not bring back your loved one. However, as you search for closure and understanding during this hard time, legal justice may be the only way to get the truth you and your family deserve.
If you lost a loved one due to the unlawful or wrongful actions of another party, the experienced Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices Samer Habbas can get you the just compensation that you deserve. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call us at (888)-848-5084.
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