Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving The Inland Empire
Facing the death of a loved one is a devastating experience. When their death occurs as a result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, however, the loss can become even more painful. Spouses and loved ones are left alone to confront the complicated circumstances and decisions that must be made to sustain their surviving families, pay for burial expenses and look after a daunting and uncertain future.
Making a timely injury claim regarding wrongful death claims are critical to the success of your matter. Insurance companies often use lags in time to destroy evidence, or poke holes in the legitimacy and severity of your claim. The first few days after a tragedy are an important footrace against insurance companies to obtain the evidence necessary for you to get justice. It’s critical for you to contact DeWitt Algorri & Algorri today at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or file a claim now here. Our team has handled thousands of personal injury matters throughout California since 1979 and numerous wrongful death matters – we are the BIG GUNS that other law firms call when they need an experienced and consistently successful firm.
To account for these financial and emotional burdens, California law has put in place measures to hold people accountable for wrongful death. At DeWitt Algorri & Algorri, we stand by victims of wrongful death, ensuring that their loved ones receive the compensation they deserve to help recover after a devastating loss. Through our fearless advocacy and years of experience in leveraging personal injury law to obtain settlements for our clients, we are better able to help Inland Empire residents land on their feet after a wrongful death.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to another person’s negligence, misconduct, recklessness, or intent to harm. Surviving family members of the deceased individual are permitted to file a lawsuit on their behalf and recover economic and non-economic damages to offset the expenses and pain of the wrongful death.
Compensation is Available for Victims of Wrongful Death
After experiencing a wrongful death, the family and loved ones of the victim are left to handle a variety of expenses, bills, and other costs. This financial burden is compounded by the emotional distress and pain caused by the death.
To help alleviate some of this burden, California law has put in place measures to recover damages after a wrongful death. Under the law, compensation may be available for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Burial and/or funeral expenses
- Lost wages of the deceased individual
- Loss of future wages
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful death compensation is largely based on the types of damages that the deceased person could have received if they had survived the accident or incident. If the defendant’s behavior was extremely negligent or outrageous, it may be possible to pursue punitive damages, but this is not always the case. It should also be noted that wrongful death lawsuits are civil, not criminal. Filing criminal charges is a different procedure than pursuing financial compensation following a wrongful death incident.
My Loved One Was a Victim of Wrongful Death. What Are My Next Steps?
If you are the surviving loved ones of a wrongful death victim, there are steps that you can take to begin the process of seeking compensation. First, seeking legal assistance can be greatly beneficial to the process. An experienced wrongful death attorney serving San Bernardino & Riverside can help you and your family prepare all the necessary documentation, gather evidence, and negotiate with all parties involved. One of our attorneys will work to negotiate a proper settlement (or pursue trial) following the wrongful death.
If an agreement cannot be reached during the negotiation process, it is possible to file a lawsuit. Litigating the case is a complicated process, with many different steps and procedures that must be followed. During the litigation process, it is possible to continue working toward an agreed upon settlement. If not, the case will proceed through trial, where a judge or jury will issue a final decision.
Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri Can Help You Obtain Compensation
Wrongful death is a tragedy, and no one expects to lose their loved ones due to a careless accident or reckless behavior of another person. Unfortunately, wrongful death is not uncommon in the Inland Empire. People act negligently or make careless errors, resulting in fatal consequences. Thankfully, there is legal recourse available for loved ones who have experienced wrongful death.
As a prominent personal injury law firm in the Inland Empire, our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri have spent years advocating for the rights of those who endure these tragedies. Through our work, we have secured millions of dollars in settlement for the families, friends, and loved ones of wrongful death victims. To learn more about how we can obtain compensation for you and your loved ones, schedule a consultation with our team today at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464).