When a family member dies as a result of another’s wrongful conduct – whether in a vehicular collision, workplace accident, violent act, or some other tragic event – there is nothing you can do to change the past and bring that person back into your life. But you may be able to change your future by working with an experienced attorney to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of yourself, the victim, and your family to recover the financial losses stemming from your loved one’s untimely passing.
At McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, our experienced Ontario wrongful death attorneys have represented more than 50 families who have lost loved ones, and are committed to obtaining justice on behalf of the families of victims in the Inland Empire and beyond through the recovery of maximum compensation for all losses affected individuals will endure over their lifetimes.
To discuss your options and legal rights with a caring professional, call (909) 345-8110. Your consultation is free and confidential, and you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Bringing a California Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death claim differs from a typical personal injury suit in that a wrongful death action is brought by the people who depended on the deceased for emotional and/or financial support. Thus, the purpose of a wrongful death suit is to compensate those individuals for the losses they have suffered and will suffer due to the untimely passing of the victim.
In California, a wrongful death suit can be brought by individuals related to the victim as a:
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- Child or financially dependent stepchild
- Parent or sibling (in some cases)
To win a wrongful death suit, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was either negligent, reckless, or intentional in causing some act that led to the death of the victim.
A wrongful death suit can arise anytime such an act occurs, but common underlying events include:
- Car and truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Defective medical drugs and devices
- Workplace and construction accidents
- Violent acts (assault, homicide, etc.)
- Negligent security
- Dangerous conditions on a landowner’s property
Wrongful Death Compensation
In a successful wrongful death suit in California, plaintiffs are entitled to a range of damages to compensate for their losses, including:
- The loss of financial support from the victim
- The loss of emotional support and consortium from the victim
- The loss of the victim’s services in the household
- The medical bills and pain and suffering endured by the victim prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
Helping Families in the Inland Empire & Beyond
When you work with McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, our Ontario wrongful death lawyers will immediately investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one to begin building the case for maximum recovery in your unique situation. We are passionate about the pursuit of civil justice for the families we represent.
Contact our offices at (909) 345-8110 to arrange your free case evaluation.