After the unexpected loss of a loved one, a family in Los Angeles can be left reeling. Most of our readers have probably heard about the "stages of grief," but these stages can be harder when the surviving family members had no way to see the death coming. This is often the case in incidents that involve negligent or reckless behavior that causes the death. In short, the family members want answers.
A wrongful death claim that is pursued in the aftermath of a loved one's death may provide the answers that the surviving family members desire. Such a claim may also lead to an award of financial resources, which the family members can use to pay off medical bills that accumulated due to their loved one's death, or perhaps for funeral expenses, or just the family's attempts to move on with their lives.
For many people, the unexpected death of a loved one also means that a source of income for the family is cut off. In a wrongful death claim, the surviving family members may be able to attempt to pursue compensation to cover those lost wages, which the deceased individual would have earned if it wasn't for the death caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of another party.
At our law firm, we do our best to help families in Los Angeles who are dealing with the devastating emotional and financial consequences of the death of a family member. We work with families to pursue the right damages in a wrongful death case. For more information, please visit the wrongful death overview section of our law firm's website.