The Importance of Protecting Your Future After Losing a Loved One In an Accident
There may be no event more tragic than the untimely loss of a loved one. This is especially true if you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence. In addition to the loss of the important role your loved one played in your daily life, you may also experience the tangible loss of his or her contributions to the household. These are all things that can be addressed by filing a wrongful death claim.
After the loss of your loved one, the last thing you may want to think about is hiring an Orange County wrongful death attorney. Unfortunately, once the grieving has calmed down, it is also important to think about you and your family’s future. An experienced and compassionate attorney can take care of the legal issues for you, while you mourn the loss of your loved one.
Getting Compensation For Your Family’s Losses
A wrongful death claim allows you and your family members to seek a number of benefits. Your attorney will work closely with you to get a full understanding of the different contributions your loved one made. This will allow your wrongful death lawyer to develop a compelling case to get you and your family maximum compensation.
Depending on the specific facts of your situation, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
–Funeral and burial expenses
–Loss of income your loved one contributed to the household
–Loss of inheritance that would have accrued over time
–Loss of household services your loved one provided
–Loss of care and companionship
Filing a Survivorship Action
If your loved one’s injuries were not immediately fatal, you may also be entitled to pursue a separate survivorship action on his or her behalf. A survivorship action is a legal claim brought on behalf of your loved if he or she was alive and able to pursue his or her own claim.
An experienced attorney should investigate the specific facts of your case to determine whether you have grounds to pursue this type of action. A survivorship action is not always viable and available when there is a wrongful death claim.
Call an Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, our compassionate Orange County wrongful death attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.