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The sudden death of a loved one is difficult to deal with. Many families are overcome with grief and overwhelmed by the sudden change in their income and lifestyle. This is compounded by the urgency to make funeral and burial plans, which are expensive as well as emotional. When the death of a loved one was caused by someone else’s negligence, many families feel anger and resentment on top of the above challenges.
Although there will never be any way to bring your loved one back, it is important to understand that you have legal rights as the family members of the deceased. If your loved one was killed by someone else’s negligence or poor behavior, you may be able to file a wrongful death case with the help of an experienced attorney.
Fortunately, the team at the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters is here to help. We have the experience and the resources to help you through your wrongful death case.
For over 20 years, the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters has been fighting for families that have been torn apart by negligence. We understand the heartbreak and immense grief that you are experiencing, and we know how to get you the financial support that you need during this time. When you work with us, you are giving yourself the best chance of holding responsible parties accountable for their actions. Advocating for your family in this way can be healing as well as financially helpful.
Because we have such extensive experience in this field, we are tenacious in the courtroom. We are confident in our arguments and take time and effort to prepare for every possible scenario. We have no patience for those who use their own negligence to harm other people. We can fight diligently for a fair settlement that will financially bolster your family during this difficult time.
Personal injury cases are a common type of civil case in which one party presses charges against another party for harming them. These cases rely on the fact that the person responsible for the injury was acting negligently when they caused the accident or injury. Wrongful death follows the same idea but involves a case in which one party’s negligence led to the untimely death of another person.
Negligence is key in both personal injury and wrongful death cases. Fatal accidents happen all the time, and in some cases, it is the fault of the victim or simply poor circumstances. In other cases, someone else was at fault, and the family may be able to press charges.
Proving negligence can be difficult, and tactics vary depending upon the situation. Your attorney will work with you to show that someone’s negligence caused your loved one’s death.
As mentioned, proving negligence in a wrongful death case can be extremely difficult. Your argument requires the right balance of evidence and argument, and it is difficult to formulate this properly without training. A wrongful death attorney is trained to create reliable arguments that prove negligence and earn a proper settlement. There is a lot at stake with these settlements, as they could cover funeral and burial expenses, lost income, and other key expenses.
Some people believe that their wrongful death cases are straightforward, and therefore think that they do not need an attorney. This is untrue. When you bring a wrongful death case forward, it is your job as the prosecution to prove that negligence has occurred. If you do not have solid arguments and evidence, the defense can easily refute your claims. Even the most “straightforward” cases can be twisted by a trained defense attorney. You should never rely on the fact that your case is obvious, as the details can be altered or misconstrued in court.
Finally, it is important that you give yourself and your family time and space to grieve. Creating your own argument and presenting it in court can be very triggering and can make the entire process more painful. Hiring an attorney not only helps your case, but it is also better for your emotional and mental wellbeing.
It can be difficult to conceptualize how negligence plays a role in these cases. However, there are many different scenarios in which negligence is responsible for an accident, injury, or untimely death. Understanding negligence can help you identify a wrongful death case and take action if it happens to you and your family.
Examples of negligence include:
Any time a person fails to follow the law, or the responsibilities laid out for them in the law, they are being negligent. If this negligent behavior leads to someone else’s death, the individual can be held responsible for their behavior.
Your wrongful death settlement will vary depending on the unique circumstances of your case. Usually, these settlements account for several factors, including:
These settlements can make a significant difference in a family’s finances. Few people can afford the cost of a funeral and burial after losing a source of income. A wrongful death settlement can help to cover all these issues, making it easier for the family to focus on grieving and rebuilding their lives.
If your loved one was killed by someone else’s negligent behavior, you have the right to take legal action. Our team is ready to take your call and begin to build your case.
If you have any questions, or wish to hire a wrongful death attorney in Long Beach, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters today.
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