How to Obtain Compensation Through a Wrongful Death Claim
In an instant, a terrible accident can claim the life of a loved one. Sadly, these accidents happen every day and in most cases, they are the result of another person’s poor decisions. When the negligence of another party leads to a person’s death, the victim’s loved ones may seek monetary restitution from the at-fault party through a case known as a wrongful death lawsuit. Under state law, these claims were designed to help grieving family members alleviate some of the financial burdens that usually follow the sudden loss of a loved one caused by another’s negligence. If you seek to file a wrongful death claim, discuss the case with a well-established attorney who can advocate on your behalf. Southern California wrongful death attorney, Scot T. Moga is prepared to handle the most complex wrongful death cases.
With over 25 years of dedicated experience, Attorney Scot T. Moga has successfully represented grieving family members whose loved ones were tragically killed as a consequence of another’s careless actions. Attorney Scot T. Moga is committed to ensuring his clients receive the highest amount of compensation from negligent parties. To schedule a complimentary case evaluation from Attorney Moga, consider calling 909-931-2444 or complete the confidential contact form here.
Accidents That Can Lead to a Wrongful Death Claim
There are many accidents that can lead to death, but not every accident case will have a successful outcome. In order to achieve a successful wrongful death claim, it is necessary to demonstrate that the accident was caused as a result of someone else’s negligence. Accidents that typically result in wrongful death claims include, but are not limited to: Auto accidents caused by drunk driving or speeding, Construction site accidents caused by falling objects, Slip and fall accident caused by an unstable stairwell, or Large commercial truck accidents caused by driver exhaustion or fatigue.
Monetary Compensation Available After the Death of a Loved One
Monetary compensation can be awarded to those who have legal standing to file a wrongful death case. According to state law, only certain loved ones can file a claim on behalf of the victim. This includes spouses, children, and parents.
When a wrongful death claim is filed, it may be possible to recover the following damages:
Economic Damages: When a person suddenly passes away, this can have a detrimental impact on the surviving family members who depended on the deceased for financial support. Consequently, the claimant can seek compensation for the loss of the victim’s wages and benefits, including foreseeable income.
Aside from the loss of income, it may also be possible to obtain compensation for other expenses caused by the death, including but not limited to: Funeral costs, Burial costs, and Medical expenses.
The State of California recognizes the emotional impact a tragic loss can have on a person; therefore, the law allows grieving family members the opportunity to seek non-economic damages from the party at-fault. These damages can include, but are not limited to: The loss of the relationship, The loss of protection, The loss of love, and The loss of emotional support.
Receive the Damages You and Your Family are Entitled To
In more ways than one, the sudden and tragic death of a loved one can have detrimental consequences on an entire family. Fortunately, state law allows grieving family members the opportunity to seek monetary compensation from the at-fault party whose negligence led to the victim’s death. If you have recently lost a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence, discuss the case with a proficient attorney right away.
With more than 25 years of dedicated legal experience, Attorney Scot T. Moga has championed on behalf of family members who lost a loved one due to another’s reckless actions. Through tenacity and vigor, Attorney Moga is prepared to handle the most challenging wrongful death claim, including those caused by reckless drivers and third-parties. To schedule a complimentary consultation with Attorney Moga, consider calling 909-931-2444 today.
Scot Thomas Moga, a dedicated attorney in San Bernardino & Riverside Counties who represents clients in the many types of personal injury, workers’ compensation and estate planning cases.