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 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 result from 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 death claim.
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 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 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 (818) 629-1121.
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