Woodland Hills Wrongful Death Attorney
Providing Compassionate & Comprehensive Representation
Have you recently lost a loved one in an accident? It is certainly difficult
enough to endure the grieving process of a loved one. The last thing you
want to worry about are the legal aspects of filing a wrongful death claim
when you are mourning the loss of a family member. Unfortunately, statements
may be made during this sensitive time, so taking prompt legal action
is often necessary.
This is why, at the
Law Offices of Ali Taheripour, we make sure that we take care of all of your legal needs when there
is a wrongful death. It is imperative for our clients to be able to grieve
in peace without being bombarded. Often your vulnerability will be exploited
by making low-ball settlement offers. We will shield and protect you to
make sure that you and your family receive fairness and justice in any
matter involving the wrongful death of a loved one.
The law allows for recovery of, amongst others, loss of love, affection,
and companionship. Our firm prides itself on being a hand holder during
your time of need and we will be with you every step of the way.
We invite you to reach out to our Woodland Hills-based wrongful death attorney
for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call
(818) 629-1121 or
contact us online to get started.
What Is a “Wrongful Death?”
In legal terms, a wrongful death occurs any time an individual is killed
as a result of negligence or the careless, reckless, or intentional actions
of another person or entity. In other words, if a death was preventable,
it is likely considered “wrongful.”
The most common types of personal injury wrongful deaths are those that
car accidents, but a personal injury wrongful death is any death that occurs because
of the fault or negligence of another party.
- A drowning accident that occurs in a pool that is supposed to have a lifeguard
but the lifeguard was not paying attention to their duties.
- A death that results from a defective product.
- A shooting death on the premises of a tavern that has a history of police
calls and patron-on-patron violence.
- A truck accident resulting from a tired truck driver who drives his big
rig over the allowed hours.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Southern California?
When a person is wrongfully killed, certain surviving family members and
other individuals are entitled to take legal action against the negligent
party/parties. State law governs who may and may not bring a wrongful
In Southern California, the personal representative of the deceased’s
estate must technically file a wrongful death claim. Damages, however,
may be collected by the following individuals:
- The surviving spouse of the deceased,
- Any surviving children of the deceased, including adoptive children, and/or
- The surviving parent/parents of a deceased child (both must file if the
child was a minor).
The above-mentioned individuals are considered beneficiaries of the estate
and, if the claim is successful, compensation will be split amongst the
surviving members in a manner decided by the court.
The process of bringing a wrongful death claim in Southern California is
often very complex, with specific requirements governing how claims must
be filed and how compensation can be recovered. It is important that you
speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights and options.
Contact Law Offices of Ali Taheripour for a Free Consultation
With more than
20 years of legal experience, our wrongful death lawyer in Woodland Hills understands the intricacies
involved in this area of law. We offer a compassionate, personalized,
and client-focused approach, along with results-driven strategies that
have helped us successfully
recover millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our firm provides free initial consultations,
as well as Farsi- and Spanish-speaking services, and we can meet with
you at your home or in the hospital if you are unable to make it to our
office. We offer all of our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning
you do not pay unless we win your case.
For more information, or to find out how the
Law Offices of Ali Taheripour can help you with your wrongful death claim, please
contact us online or by phone at