A Los Angeles wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the individual who died was killed as the result of negligence or recklessness of the defendant. The surviving members of the person’s family, most often the immediate family, could be entitled to damages awarded in such a suit.
If the death is of a close member of the family (usually an heir),such as a spouse, parent or child, the surviving members may file a wrongful death claim. Victims must be able to prove that they suffered emotional and/or financial losses and hardship as a result of the death.
Wrongful death could result or be caused by a variety of different factors, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Auto Accidents
- Pedestrian or Bicycle Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dog Attacks
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents
Wrongful death lawsuits have also served as a powerful tool to hold corporations and big manufacturers accountable for their defective products. For example, when a child dies because of poorly manufactured products such as toys, cribs, car seats or other children’s product, the manufacturer will be held liable for the child’s death. The substantial monies they must pay to compensate for the deaths caused by their defective products helps to ensure that the company will be more prudent in the design and testing of future products.
The wrongful death attorneys at Lewitt Hackman specialize in complex personal injury litigation matters and protecting the rights of those injured or killed due to the negligence of others. Personal injury matters are undertaken on a contingent fee basis (no fee to the client unless a favorable outcome is obtained) and are vigorously pursued and prepared for trial, if not resolved by settlement or mediation.
If you have lost someone you love as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another, contact the Wrongful Death Attorneys at Lewitt Hackman today for a free consultation of your case via phone: 818.990.2120 or via email.