Wrongful Death

Long Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that every year, around 121,000 people lose their lives as a result of unexpected accidents. The most common incidents that lead to wrongful death include:

  • Vehicular accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability
  • Workplace accidents

While the void created by the loss of a dear one can never truly be filled, the law has made provisions for wrongful death claims in order to ease the financial burden on family members and loved ones caused by a death. The damages taken into account in such claims usually include:

  • Mental distress and sorrow
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical bills pertaining to the injuries that caused the death
  • Loss of expected wages of the deceased
  • Loss of services normally rendered by the deceased
  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Punitive damages (in certain cases) 

Where a death ensues as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity, you may be eligible for financial restitution if your relation to the deceased can be identified by any of the categories listed below:

  • Immediate family members
  • Domestic or life partner
  • Putative spouses
  • Financial dependents, or any other person who suffers financially on account of the death
  • Distant family members, if sufficient emotional bonds can be established

What needs to be established successfully before the court in a wrongful death claim is that the defendant’s negligence or misconduct was the proximate cause that directly and triggered the series of events resulting in the injury, and subsequent death, of the deceased.

At Gabriel & Associates, we have a solid track record of success in wrongful death claims and stand ready to provide you with the legal support you need to move forward. Call now for a free consultation at (562) 436-9292, or dial our toll-free number (800) 801-7221.

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