Wrongful Death Attorneys in Burbank

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A wrongful death claim can be brought when a person dies due to another party’s misconduct or negligence. Wrongful death claims can involve all types of accidents, ranging from simple motor vehicle accidents to complex premises liability or medical malpractice cases. Both persons and entities can be at fault for the death of your loved one, such as a car operator who fell asleep at the wheel or a company that hired an unqualified truck driver. At the Akopyan Law Firm, our wrongful death lawyers in Burbank can help you hold the party responsible for your loved one’s death accountable for their actions legally and financially.

Who has the right to pursue a claim for wrongful death?
In California, the heirs specified in Section 377.60 of the California Code of Civil Procedure are entitled to recover damages on their own behalf for the loss they have sustained by reason of the victim’s death. A wrongful death claim may be brought by the decedent’s children, domestic partner, surviving spouse, stepchildren, or parents. Depending on your specific situation, any of these parties may be able to bring a claim.

Can anyone be sued for wrongful death?
A defendant is responsible for the wrongful death if their action or omission was a substantial factor in bringing about the victim’s death. Thus, in California, the wrongful death plaintiff must prove the victim’s death was “caused by the wrongful act or neglect” of the defendant.

What does the law permit me to recover if I bring a wrongful death case?
As a general rule, each wrongful death claimant is entitled to damages for all detriment he or she personally suffered and is likely to suffer in the future because of the decedent’s death. The measure of damages is not limited to out-of-pocket losses; rather, it covers the total value of the benefits the claimants could reasonably expect to receive had decedent lived. The measure of damages includes direct pecuniary losses like damages for the support and other financial benefits the claimant would have received from a decedent. It also includes loss of services, advice, or training. It also includes the loss of moral support, solace, society, affection, comfort, companionship, and love.

If one person kills another without intending to do so (like in a car accident, for example), are they still responsible for the death?
Possibly. It is not necessary for someone to act intentionally in order to be liable for wrongful death. If one person kills another by accident, because they were negligent, they are still responsible.

Call us at (818) 509-9975 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our wrongful death lawyers in Burbank.

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$200 ThousandEmployment: Wrongful Termination
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