Drivers and pedestrians are expected to follow California law to prevent injuries or deaths from occurring. Unfortunately, many of these drivers choose to ignore the rules of the road, which creates a dangerous environment for those nearby. Common types of negligence a driver may commit include speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence, or drowsy driving. Either of these actions can contribute to a fatal accident.
A victim’s heir(s) may file a wrongful death lawsuit if their loved one was involved in an accident that resulted in their death. They are required to provide proof of negligence in order to acquire compensation for any damages caused by the deadly crash. Evidence of negligence must be presented as:
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If your loved one was killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
Damages are a type of monetary award that is determined by a court of law to help compensate an aggrieved individual for any losses or injuries sustained as a result of someone’s negligence.
Economic damages are intended to compensate a plaintiff for losses that a dollar amount can readily be attached to. It is calculated by determining the amount of out-of-pocket losses an aggrieved individual has or will expect to incur as a result of their injuries.
A few examples of economic losses a wrongful death victim will accrue include the following:
Non-economic damages are essentially intended to cover losses that are thought of as subjective and will not necessarily cover out-of-pocket losses. Non-economic damages for a wrongful death case may include compensation for:
If you lost a loved one in an accident, West Coast Trial Lawyers has skilled Woodland Hills attorneys that have over 60 years of collective experience in handling cases relating to wrongful death. Our attorneys will help you get financial and emotional compensation for the losses you have suffered after losing your friend or family member. This includes medical bills, property damage, emotional distress, lost wages, and pain and suffering.