Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death is the devastating outcome of someone else’s negligence in Los Angeles. When one or more parties breaches its duties of care, catastrophic and deadly accidents can occur. At the Soofer Law Group, we care about the families of the wrongfully deceased. If you recently lost someone beloved to you in a preventable accident, find out if we can help your family recover financial compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at Soofer Law Group in Los Angeles County, California.
Why Clients Trust Our Law Firm
- We put clients first during all civil claims. You will benefit from open communication and transparency from your wrongful death lawyer 100% of the time.
- We can take claims to court in LA County, if necessary. Our attorneys have won 98% of cases they have taken to trial.
- We have spent more than 25 years in the industry. In that time, our firm has obtained more than $50 million in total for its clients.
- We work on a contingency fee basis. Our Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers will not charge for their services unless they win your case.
What Can a Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer Do?
Hiring a wrongful death lawyer can make the civil claims process easier for you and your family during this difficult time. While you grieve and spend time with your family, your attorney can take care of processes such as filing your claim to damages, negotiating with insurance adjusters and proceeding to trial, if necessary. You can rest assured someone is protecting your interests and seeking maximum financial compensation for your damages when you hire the right wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death refers to the preventable loss of life connected to someone else’s negligence, fraud, default or intent to harm. It is a civil tort in California that gives certain people the ability to seek financial compensation from the at-fault party or parties. Common causes of Los Angeles wrongful deaths are motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, construction site accidents and criminal assaults. At the Soofer Law Group, we can handle many types of catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims in LA County.
Who Has the Right to File a Wrongful Death Suit in California?
Under California’s wrongful death statute (California Code of Civil Procedure section 337.60), only certain people may file this type of claim. When one person dies from another’s wrongful act or negligence, the decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner or child will have the right to bring a claim. If these parties do not exist, anyone entitled to the decedent’s property through intestate succession may file. If he or she can prove financial dependence on the decedent, a putative spouse, stepchild or parent may also file. The filing party must bring a claim within two years of the date of death for a valid claim in California.
What Compensation Is Available to Surviving Family Members?
After filing a wrongful death claim with the Los Angeles County courts, a plaintiff’s attorney will fight for maximum compensation using proven legal strategies. At the Soofer Law Group, we will first try to resolve your claim via pretrial settlements. Most wrongful death lawsuits settle without needing to go to court in Los Angeles. However, we prepare all cases as if they will go to trial – giving us the ability to take your claim to court if we think it is necessary for a favorable outcome. A successful case could result in payment for losses such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, medical bills, and funeral and burial costs.
Contact a Los Angeles County Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
Discuss the potential value of your wrongful death suit in Los Angeles County with our personal injury lawyer today. We are passionate and aggressive legal advocates for families in Los Angeles. We may be able to help your family recover the financial compensation it needs to move forward in confidence during this tough time. Learn more about your case at no cost or obligation today. Contact the Soofer Law Group online or call us 24/7 at (310) 478-5090. We can meet with you at your place and time of convenience if you cannot make it into our Los Angeles law office.