Wrongful Death

A lawsuit cannot make up for the loss of a loved one, be it a father, mother, sister, brother, son or daughter. It can however deal with the financial loss involved. Where a family member is killed through the negligence, recklessness or intentional action of another, the family may bring an action for wrongful death. Families suffering this loss are encouraged contact an Irvine personal injury lawyer experienced in wrongful death actions.

Causes of Wrongful Deaths

The most common cause of wrongful deaths comes on our highways. Everyday people are killed through the wrongful conduct of others in automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents. This is not all. Many deaths occur to elder citizens through nursing home abuse. Patients die regularly from medical malpractice. Insurance companies cause death to patients themselves when they refuse to authorize medical operations the patient desperately needs.

Damages

When bringing an action for wrongful death, the family is entitled to burial and funeral expenses and loss of comfort and support. A spouse can seek damages for loss of sexual relations and minor children may claim for loss of training and guidance. Where the decedent survived for at least a brief while, an action may also be brought for his estate for medical expenses, property losses, pain and suffering and in some cases punitive damages.

Wrongful Death Attorney in Irvine

The Law Offices of Arthur R. Hausmann is a wrongful death law firm serving the Irvine, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Anaheim and Santa Ana communities in Southern California. Since opening the firm in 1984, Arthur R. Hausmann has recovered millions of dollars for clients. When he takes on a case, he thorough investigates to establish liability and document damages. He then contacts the insurance company to work out settlement. With his previous career as an insurance claims executive he is able to get to the point and work out fair settlements. His experience also enables him to recognize when the company is intent on being stubborn. When such is the case, he has no hesitation about bringing the action to court to seek justice.

There are no attorney fees until recovery.

Contact an Irvine Wrongful Death Lawyer at the firm to discuss wrongful death actions.