Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney
It�s a distressing time when a loved one dies. But when that same loved one dies because of someone�s negligence, it makes the death even more tragic, particularly if the death was preventable. Orange County wrongful death attorneys at the West Thomas Law Firm understand the financial and emotional difficulty facing your family as the result of an unexpected death. We�ve helped hundreds of families in Irvine, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Fullerton and Huntington Beach deal with the aftermath of losing a loved one due to someone�s negligence. The West Thomas Law Firm has a well-earned reputation for its exceptional handling of wrongful death claims.
How do I know if it�s a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death occurs when someone dies because of the negligent conduct of others. If a person or company acted negligently, either accidentally or intentionally, family members may be eligible for compensation. It takes a trained and experienced wrongful death attorney to investigate the nature of the negligence and to establish the responsible party. The Orange County wrongful death attorneys at the West Thomas Law Firm have over thirty years of experience holding negligent parties responsible for their actions. We�ve settled millions of dollars in claims and won notable jury verdicts in wrongful death cases.
Wrongful death claims can result from any number of actions such as a:
- Dog Bite
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Catastrophic Injury
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Car Accident
Can I file a Claim?
In Orange County, wrongful death claims are regulated by California law, which allows certain individuals with a relationship to the deceased to file based on an order of priority. First the spouse, then children, dependent stepchildren, dependent minors, and last dependent parents are first in line. If none of these exist, then another list of heirs has the right to file. The only way to know for certain your rights to file a claim is to call an experienced Orange County wrongful death lawyer. Compensation for wrongful death can include,
- Funeral and Burial Expenses
- Survivor�s Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Companionship, Care, and Affection
- Loss of Future Anticipated Earnings
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of Benefits to Heirs
- Punitive Damages
When Should I Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney?
Wrongful death claims have strict statue of limitations in which claims are allowed to be filed. Time is important for another reason. In order for a competent wrongful death attorney to perform an effective investigation, evidence must be preserved, responsible parties must be identified, and records must be reviewed. We will hire investigators, conduct interviews, and consult with experts. Time is not on your side because witnesses, records, and evidence disappear over time.
Call for Free Wrongful Death Consultation � (800) 730-3950
If someone in your family has died due to negligence, it�s time to seek help. Call for a confidential talk with an experienced and caring Orange County wrongful death attorney who can give you sound advice on how to pursue your injury claim.
What will it Cost to Hire the West Thomas Law Firm Wrongful Death Attorney?
Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees or costs, no filing fees, or court costs. We get paid when you get paid.