Orange County Wrongful Death Lawyers
Gain Closure for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
Coping with the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult. Oftentimes, grief can turn to anger. Especially if the person was taken away before their time and the death occurred because of the wrongdoing or negligence of another person or entity. Hiring a lawyer will not bring your loved one back, but an experienced Orange County wrongful death attorney can help you and your family seek justice for your loss.
If the person who was taken from you and your family was the breadwinner of the household, you have rights. You have a right to sue the negligent person or entity for the wrongful death of your loved one and obtain compensation. Like this, you can also gain some element of closure. We know that no amount of money will be able to replace your loved one, but it may help to rebuild your life after this tragedy.
If you are seeking an experienced wrongful death attorney, please contact Silverthorne Attorneys. Over the years, we have won compensation for many who have lost loved ones due to a wrongful death.
What is a Wrongful Death?
To put it simply, a wrongful death is a death for which another person or entity (a company) is responsible. Like personal injury, a wrongful death can occur from many reasons. These included dangerous products, premises liability, vehicle accidents and dog bites in which the insurance company would be financially responsible, or even nursing home negligence. In California, you can pursue a wrongful death case concurrently with an ongoing criminal case.
Unlike a personal injury case where the plaintiff is the injured person, the family members of the victim file the case. It can be the victim’s children, spouse, dependents, or other beneficiaries.
Monetary damages consist of two things – losses attributable to the deceased person’s estate and losses to the deceased’s dependents. For example, you can claim monetary damages for the income that the victim would have earned over his lifetime if he or she were alive. Other damages that you can recover are
- Expenses connected to the death such as medical/funeral bills;
- Lost benefits like insurance;
- Loss of inheritance resulting from the untimely death;
- Pain, mental anguish and suffering caused to the survivors;
- Loss of care, companionship, protection, moral support;
- Punitive damages intending to punish the wrongdoer so that he/she does not repeat it again with another person.
It is important to note that wrongful death lawsuits do have a statute of limitations. That being said, they have to be filed within two years of the death of the victim. If the statute of limitations passes, you may not be allowed to file the lawsuit.
Contact a Wrongful Death Injury Attorney Today!
We know that no amount of compensation can make up for the death of a loved one caused by the negligent action or inaction of another person. However, compensation can help you secure your future, more so if the deceased was the major earner in your family. Bringing the guilty to justice and ensuring that they do not repeat the offense again can also bring closure.
Our outstanding track record in winning compensation for wrongful deaths has made us one of the best firms in area for wrongful death cases. If you believe that your loved one fell victim to a wrongful death, there is a good chance that you may receive compensation. We can help you recover this compensation.
Don’t Let the Insurance Company Bully You
Please give us a call at (949) 234-6034 and ask for your free consultation with a wrongful death attorney at Silverthorne Attorneys. We work on a contingency basis, which means we will not charge you anything unless we win your case.
We know all too well how the insurance companies work. They will do everything in their power to make sure that you do not receive what you are due. Even during this time. Insurance adjusters will try to lowball your settlement. Or even worse, deny your claim altogether. That is why we are here. Silverthorne Attorneys are wrongful death lawyers serving Orange County from our offices in Ladera Ranch, Huntington Beach and Anaheim. We’re here to help you and your family in your time of need.