California Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful death cases are based on the reckless action or inaction of another. Wrongful death can occur out of abuse or negligence. Wrongful death claims are complex. Therefore, if a loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact a wrongful death attorney for a free case evaluation.
If you believe that you may have a wrongful death claim, contact a Wrongful Death Attorney in your area by calling 1-800-718-4658, or by completing the contact form on this page. You will receive a free case evaluation to determine if you may have a claim to compensate you for your loss.
Most Recent Accident Settlements and Victories
A mother to two adult children was killed in a two-car accident.
The Plaintiff in a Wrongful Death Case
The plaintiff is a survivor of the decedent, typically a spouse and/or children. It is important to keep in mind that each state has different timelines for filing wrongful death suits, and failure to file on time can mean that any right to compensation may be forever barred.
If you believe that you may have a claim for the loss of a loved one, contact a Wrongful Death Attorney today for a free case evaluation by calling 1-800-718-4658 or completing the contact form on this page.
Examples of Wrongful Death Claims
This is a partial list of accidents and negligence that may give rise to a wrongful death claim:
- Traffic Accidents
- Boating accidents
- House fires caused by negligence
- Negligence during surgery
- Improperly prescribed medication
- Defective products
- Airplane Accidents
- Train accidents
- Amusement park accidents
Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
The damages in a wrongful death claim are based upon a complex formula. In order to obtain full value for a wrongful death claim, it’s important to contact a wrongful death attorney so that full compensation is obtained.
The calculation of damages in a wrongful death action can include, but are not limited to:
- Age of the decedent and overall medical health
- The present and presumed future earning capacity
- The changed circumstances of the plaintiff(s). For example, if they have been left impoverished because the decedent provided the only income
- Medical costs associated with decedent’s care caused by injury
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of consortium
It is very important for anyone pursuing a claim to work with a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney. The defendant’s insurance company is not on your side. To protect your right to recovery, contact us for a free consultation by calling 1-800-718-4658, or by completing the contact form on this page.
Wrongful Death Attorney
We wish there were something we can do to help you if you are suffering from the wrongful death of a loved one or family member killed in an accident. We know that financial compensation can not replace the love and companionship of your loved one. But our society does provide the ability for you to bring a wrongful death lawsuit which is the right to make the responsible parties pay the surviving family members or individual family member for your loved one’s death. To succeed in a wrongful death lawsuit, we need to prove that the death was caused by the wrongful, negligent, careless or reckless act of another person, company, or municipality.
At Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers we are very sensitive to wrongful death families. We will help you deal with the sudden unexpected death of a loved one or family member.
The type of damages we obtain in death cases are as follows:
- Injuries caused by pain and suffering;
- Damages for loss of a husband or wife which is loss of consortium or the loss of a son or daughter which is the loss of a relationship;
- Loss of future earning abilities which the deceased would provide to his or her loved ones;
- Unpaid medical bills;
- General expenses including burial costs.
California and other states’ wrongful death laws were created so that family members of a deceased loved one can bring a legal action against the responsible parties.
We know that when dealing with the death of a loved one, you do not want to deal with an insurance company or a large corporation. We will take on the responsibility of dealing with the insurance companies and we will investigate the case to make certain we can succeed in having those who caused the death be held financially responsible. We will investigate in detail all claims against all possible parties and make certain no stone is left unturned.
We have available for you a world-class team of experts, doctors, lawyers, and assistants to develop the best strategy and obtain the highest financial recovery possible.
We will provide you with the answers you need. We have multiple offices and meeting locations throughout California.
Our most common death cases are the following:
- Drug or medical device side effect;
- Fatal car accidents;
- Fatal bicycle accidents;
- Fatal motorcycle accidents;
- Fatal pedestrian accidents;
- Fatal dangerous premises or defective products or dangerous roadway condition cases;
- Construction cases;
- Trucking accidents
The average wrongful death settlement we obtain can be anywhere from $100,000 to millions of dollars depending upon the amount of insurance available and the specific, particular circumstances of the death.
In California, the family of a wrongful death can sue. If someone died without a will it is called Intestate Succession. The first heirs are the spouse and then the children. If there is no spouse or children, the heirs would then be the adult siblings of the deceased or the deceased’s mother and father.
Our success rate for wrongful death cases is over 99%. We have the best case selection in the industry
Our attorneys specialize in wrongful deaths and have been part of over 100 wrongful death settlements in California since 1992. Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers is the best law firm to handle wrongful death cases whether it is complicated with multiple defendants, or if it is a car accident case where someone is killed by another motorist.
In California, a wrongful death case can take as little as three months or as long as 24 months. Three months would be when liability is accepted and we are able to obtain the full insurance policy limit for the defendant. If there is disputed liability amongst multiple parties or complex facts, then we would have to file a lawsuit and litigate the wrongful death claim for 18 to 24 months.
Why Contact Us?
The legal team at Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers has represented numerous families in wrongful death lawsuits against insurance companies, corporations, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, city governments and individuals.
We have obtained tens of millions of dollars for families of wrongful death victims. Wrongful death settlements and verdicts we have obtained include:
- A policy limits settlement for the family of a pedestrian struck and killed in a crosswalk in Garden Grove on Harbor Boulevard
- A policy limits settlement for the family of a pedestrian hit and killed by a truck in Santa Monica on Lincoln Boulevard