Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

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  • What Constitutes Wrongful Death: You may file a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence.
  • Who Can File: Under California law, a range of individuals including spouses, children, dependents, parents, and other heirs, have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
  • Proving Fault: Successfully proving negligence in a wrongful death claim involves establishing duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages, using evidence our Callahan & Blaine lawyers can help you collect and analyze.
  • How a Lawyer Can Help: We not only alleviate the legal burdens from grieving families but also bring invaluable resources, extensive insurance knowledge, and a readiness for trial.
  • To discuss your case and learn more about our services, call us at 714-241-4444 or fill out our contact form.

The loss of a loved one is a devastating experience in any situation, but when it happens unexpectedly and due to another party’s negligence, it can be even more tragic. If this is the case for you, you and your family may not know how to seek the justice you deserve. At Callahan & Blaine, we understand the difficulties you face during this time and strive to take the legal burdens off your shoulders, treating your case with the utmost respect and careful attention.

With a wrongful death claim, you deserve experienced legal representation who understands how to handle such complex cases. Our robust team of 29 attorneys all have at least eight of experience and have secured multi-million dollar settlements for our clients. Therefore, we have the skills, knowledge, and resources to manage your claim and allow you to focus on what matters most. Our LA wrongful death lawyers take a personalized approach, taking the time to understand your needs and communicate clearly so you can better understand your rights and have an increased chance of achieving a fair settlement.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Los Angeles?

If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you and your family may have the right to file a claim and hold the at-fault party accountable. However, it is essential to know who is eligible to do so. California law outlines the following order of priority for who can file a wrongful death claim:

  • Surviving spouse or registered domestic partner
  • Surviving children, including biological, adopted, and stepchildren
  • Minors who have lived with or were financially dependent on the decedent
  • The decedent’s parents
  • Heirs entitled to property by intestate succession
  • Next of kin
  • Personal estate representative

If you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim or if multiple parties qualify and you want to file a claim on behalf of all those interested, we are here to help you navigate the legal process from start to finish. Our Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys understand the complexities of wrongful death claims, so we communicate openly and clearly so you can make the best decisions for you and your family.

Proving Fault in California Wrongful Death Claims

Once we determine you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, we conduct a detailed investigation of your case, gather evidence to identify a liable party and fulfill your burden of proof. This is the responsibility you have to prove the following elements:

  • Duty of Care: The at-fault party owed your loved one a duty to exercise a reasonable standard of care.
  • Negligence: They violated this duty of care by acting negligently.
  • Cause of injury: This negligence directly caused the accident and your loved one’s injuries.
  • Damages: Your loved one’s injuries resulted in damages for you and your family, which may include medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income, and emotional distress.

Our skilled wrongful death lawyers in Los Angeles can help you prove these points by conducting a thorough investigation and gathering evidence, such as medical bills, video footage, witness testimony, and police reports. We also organize all your bills, receipts, invoices, pay stubs, and tax returns to calculate your claim’s value accurately. With our attention to detail, you can rely on us to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve and hold the liable party responsible for their negligence.

Why Contact a Lawyer to Help With Your Los Angeles Wrongful Death Claim?

When grieving the loss of a loved one, you should not have to worry about handling the complex legal process. Our dedicated LA wrongful death lawyers at Callahan & Blaine take your legal burdens off your plate, handling every aspect of your claim so you can focus on what matters most. In addition to our comprehensive services, we can make a significant difference in your claim’s outcome in the following ways:

  • Prepared for Trial: We understand not all cases can be settled out of court, so we are fully prepared to go to trial and present your claim to a judge and jury. With our proven track record and litigation skills, you can trust us to speak on your behalf.
  • Record Breakers: In our 40 years as a firm, we have achieved exceptional results for our clients, including the largest personal injury settlement in U.S. history, worth $50 million. Therefore, we understand what it takes to handle high-value claims successfully.
  • Valuable Resources: We have access to valuable resources, such as medical professionals and economists, to accurately calculate your claim’s value and strengthen your case with expert testimony.
  • Extensive Insurance Knowledge: Edward Susolik, our managing partner, is one of the nation’s leading insurance experts. This vast knowledge allows us to create innovative solutions and negotiate with adjusters to give you the best chance of achieving a successful outcome.

Furthermore, we take an efficient approach when handling your case to meet California’s two-year statute of limitations. This allows you to have a hassle-free legal experience with the guidance and support you need to secure maximum compensation.

Schedule a Consultation With the Trusted Wrongful Death Lawyers at Callahan & Blaine Today

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is heartbreaking, and you and your family deserve top-notch legal representation that will fight tirelessly for justice. At Callahan & Blaine, we work closely with you to understand your situation and develop a customized plan tailored to your needs.

Los Angeles victims have trusted our unparalleled services for 40 years, so you can trust us to guide you through the legal process from start to finish. We understand the importance of securing compensation for your losses, so our passionate wrongful death lawyers fiercely advocate for justice for you and your family. To discuss your case and learn more about our services, call us at 714-241-4444 or fill out our contact form.

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