When someone is wounded as a result of someone else’s reckless behavior, the victim can generally file a lawsuit to hold the at-fault party accountable. When the sufferer dies, however, this is not the case. Is this to say that the at-fault person cannot be held liable financially? Not at all. Continue reading to find out why a wrongful death lawsuit would be the best option in this case, and then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
We start by figuring out who was to blame for the death
According to California law, a person can be held liable for a wrongful death if they were negligent or knowingly caused the death of another person. For example, when a person dies in a vehicle accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, or as a result of criminal conduct, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed.
The first stage is to figure out who is to blame for the accident. A driver of any vehicle, for example, bears a duty of care to everyone on the road. If they fail to act appropriately, create an accident, and someone dies as a result, they may be held liable for the wrongful death.
We’ll see if you have enough evidence to file a wrongful death lawsuit
Even if a person did something that could lead to a proper wrongful death lawsuit, it is not possible for just anyone to file one. Survivor spouses or legally registered domestic partners, surviving children, and some family members who were financially reliant on the victim are all eligible to file.
Your lawyer starts working
We can go to work once we’ve verified that there are grounds for a lawsuit and that you have the legal standing to file one. We understand that this is a difficult and sensitive moment for you. As a result, we take care of everything from gathering proof to filing the claim and much more. This may entail going over the police report, speaking with witnesses, and consulting with experts.
A letter of demand is written
We start by sending a demand letter to the at-fault party and/or their attorney once we have a solid understanding of your damages and have gathered evidence to substantiate your case. This letter explains why the at-fault party is at fault, what your damages were, and how much compensation you are seeking.
It’s improbable that they’ll agree right away. Instead, they’ll return with a smaller sum. Your personal injury lawyer can bargain on your behalf, or we can refuse to deal and go to court. We can discuss your choices when you call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation at 800-333-0000. Give us a call right now and we’ll get started.