MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
We understand that such claim will not bring a loved one back but we will guide you in making life easier despite the unfortunate event.
THE BASICS OF WRONGFUL DEATH
California laws state that when one person dies due to negligence or a wrongful act, the surviving members or a representative can file a civil lawsuit. Every state has different guidelines as to who can claim and limitations on how much compensation should be recovered.
PREVENT WRONGFUL DEATH
Damages for losses that Rock Law Car Accident Lawyers can help you be compensated for:
Economic Damages (Financial Losses):
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills during the deceased person’s final illness
- Lost income, including future wages the deceased person will get if he/she had been alive
- Lost child support for minor children who would have financial assistance until adulthood
- Value of services or household materials
- Loss of love, companionship, support, protection, comfort, and care
- Loss of sexual relations (in cases involving a partner or spouse)
- Loss of training and proper guidance the deceased would have given (in situations involving a child)
While noneconomic damages may not be replaced by any monetary value, Rock Law Accident Care Lawyers will ensure that a “just” compensation is given to you and your family.
CAUSES OF WRONGFUL DEATH
1. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Medical practitioners’ or healthcare professionals’ role is to ensure that every person gets the proper medical care they deserve. However, wrongful deaths may occur due to a physician’s failure to correctly identify a condition that could have been treated early on or a surgeon’s negligence during an operation. Prescribing the wrong dosage or harmful combination of medicines or failure to administer life-saving treatment can also lead to wrongful death. Medical malpractice is an act of professional negligence and therefore warrants a civil claim.
2. CARELESS OR NEGLIGENT DRIVING
An irresponsible driver is liable for the death of a person. Most collisions involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats or any other form of vehicles are caused by the driver’s negligence. Such errors like beating the red light, over speeding, using mobile phones while driving, drunk driving or driving under the influence are fatal and can result in serious road accidents. Transportation accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths in most countries, particularly in the United States.
3. RISKY AND DANGEROUS PREMISES
Property owners always have the responsibility to ensure that their premise is safe for anyone visiting their homes or buildings. If a person died because of a falling debris or electrocution from an open fire, which could have been prevented, a wrongful death claim can be filed.
4. HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS
Releasing a drug that has not been fully tested or consuming foods or drinks that were not inspected or properly packed can cause serious illness or even death to a person. Vehicles or machines that are defective or poorly manufactured are also considered hazardous and life-threatening.
When a suicide is caused by another person, surviving members can file a wrongful death claim. In a case when a school counselor or therapist recognized the signs of suicide but failed to acknowledge them, then he/she is held accountable. California law also states that a surviving member can make a claim based on the extreme behavior (like bullying) that creates depression leading to suicide.
6. WORK-RELATED DEATHS
When an accidental death of an employee is caused while doing his job or at the workplace, legal actions can be taken into consideration. While some deaths are covered by the worker’s union laws, a death caused by a third party can be grounds for a wrongful death claim.
Rock Law Car Accident Lawyers will help you with what legal actions to take. We understand that such claim will not bring a loved one back but we will guide you in making life easier despite the unfortunate event. Our team of experts will offer assistance to claim for damages from medical malpractice or just plain negligence.
Rock Law Car Accident Lawyers believe that you deserve justice. We will provide legal and even emotional assistance all throughout the process. We have experts who will gladly review your case and explain in details your legal rights.
Give us a call now and let us help you. We understand that you have to grieve over the loss of your loved one, but California statute requires that the case be filed within two years of the date of the death. We do not want you to lose every right you have when you have already lost so much.