Dedicated Southern California Wrongful Death Lawyers
What is wrongful death? It is a death caused by another’s action such as a direct attack, recklessness or inaction otherwise known as negligence. A wrongful death claim is one brought to civil court, usually by the victim’s family, in order to hold the person liable for his or her conduct. Civil courts usually award damages in the form of monetary compensation to the family for the victim’s medical expenses, funeral costs, financial and emotional suffering of the family.
Wrongful death rulings are decided based on a preponderance of evidence; that is, by a majority of evidence being in favor or against the victim or defendant. This varies from a criminal case in that a ruling in favor of the victim may be easier to attain. Criminal courts require proof beyond a reasonable doubt of the defendant’s guilt and this may be hard to prove in a case of negligent behavior or harmful intentions that led to a family member’s death
An attorney who has experience in dealing with all types of wrongful death claims is essential if you want to have a chance of proving the defendant’s guilt. The qualified lawyers at the Law Offices of Siamak Vaziri in Los Angeles practice innovative solutions and techniques to help attain a ruling in your favor.
California Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death ruling in your favor could mean monetary compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering the deceased experienced before death
- Emotional damages suffered by the victim’s family
- Future earnings the deceased may have earned
- The emotional loss of a loved one.
If you have lost a family member or loved one, we can help. Contact our office today!