Wrongful Death Attorneys
Silverthorne Attorneys | Orange County Wrongful Death Attorneys
Gain Closure and Compensation for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
Coping with the loss of a loved one is very hard for anyone. Your grief may even turn to anger if the person was snatched away before his time and you know the death occurred because of the wrongdoing or negligence of another person or entity.
It may be possible that the deceased was the main breadwinner in your family. What can you do in such a case? You must know that you have a right to sue the negligent person or entity for the wrongful death of your loved one and claim compensation. Like this, you can also gain some element of closure.
If you are seeking an experienced wrongful death attorney in Lake Forest, please contact Silverthorne Attorneys. Over the years, we have won compensation for many survivors of victims of wrongful death.
What Constitutes A Wrongful Death?
To put it simply, a wrongful death is a death for which another person or entity (example, company) is responsible. Like personal injury, wrongful death can occur from many reasons such as dangerous products, premises liability, vehicle accidents, wrong diagnosis of a disease or even nursing home negligence. In Lake Forest, 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, in a wrongful death suit, the family members of the victim file the case. It can be the victim’s children, spouse, dependents or other beneficiaries.
Monetary damages can be of two types- 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.
In Lake Forest, wrongful death lawsuits have to be filed within two years (statute of limitations) of the death of the victim or you may not be allowed to file it.
Contact Us Today to Sue A Negligent Party for Wrongful Death
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.
Please give us a call at (949) 234-6034 and ask for your free consultation with a wrongful death attorney at Silverthorne Attorneys. Note that we work on a contingency basis which means we will not charge you anything unless we win your case.