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California Wrongful Death Attorney

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If a loved one in your family is recently deceased as a result of an accident which you feel could’ve been avoided, contact the California wrongful death lawyers at The May Firm to see if you have a case regarding wrongful death. Financial compensation is no remedy for the grief that is experienced with the death of a loved one, but it can help ease the worldly burdens of their passing. Though you may be mourning a loss, there are certain financial expectations that can be placed on you on behalf of your deceased relative. Funeral obligations, outstanding debts, and lingering medical costs can add up quickly, and they’re left to you to be dealt with. These financial concerns merely add insult to injury if you think the death could’ve been avoided.

We understand the difficulties you’re going through in the wake of a loved one’s passing; coming to terms with such a difficult reality takes time. As friends, we encourage you to take the time to get the help you need to make it through this tough moment in your life. As legal counsel, we strongly advise pursuing legal action as soon as you’re able. Though you still may be grieving, there is a legal statute of limitations regarding filing lawsuits for accidental deaths. Let a California wrongful death attorney at The May Firm be your ally by minimizing your financial hardships through this time of loss.

With our top-rated California wrongful death attorney on your side, we’ll pursue financial reimbursement for medical bills, outstanding benefits or wages owed to the deceased, and funeral expenses. We want to minimize your real-world obligations and help provide closure so you can focus on healing.

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Wrongful Deaths

Accidental deaths can be extremely traumatic experiences. On top of the grief that accompanies the loss, remaining family will also deal with the lingering question “what if?” What if the accident could’ve been avoided? What if the other party behaved more safely? What if the establishment didn’t allow for such negligent behavior? Such questions add more emotional agony to an already tragic situation. Examples of situations that can culminate in a wrongful deaths include:

  • Automotive Accidents

    If an accident was caused by a drunk or distracted driver, or a driver that willfully neglected the rules of the road

  • Bicycle Accidents

    If a cyclist was struck by a vehicle or put in harm’s way due to the recklessness of another road user, leading to a fatal accident.

  • Medical Malpractice

    Things like an incorrect diagnosis, surgical error, or emergency room error could all constitute malpractice.

  • Work-related Accidents

    If an employee is subject to unsafe working conditions that don’t follow the law or policy

  • Criminal Activity

    A wrongful death that’s collateral damage from an illegal activity.

  • Product liability

    Death resulting from a faulty product design.

Claiming Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim can only be made by a surviving relative of the deceased. The deceased’s spouse, domestic partner, or children take precedence, but if circumstances are such that none of these people exist, the claim may be placed by parents or relatives. Relation to the deceased must be proved by legal documents, but the process is fairly straightforward.

As previously stated, there is a statute of limitations when making the claim for wrongful death, so while we don’t want you to make emotionally rash decisions, addressing the issue as soon as you’re able is advised.

Insurance

One of the biggest benefits of legal representation by May Firm lawyers is our experience with handling insurance companies.The last thing a grieving family member wants to deal with after the tragic death of a loved one is a complicated legal entanglement. A personal, life changing loss like that of a family member deserves your full attention.

Let The May Firm go to work for you handling all the logistics of your legal battle. We have a proven case history of of earning our clients the settlements they deserve. Our success is a result of our meticulous attention to detail and knowledge of the law, and we’ll be sure to go the extra step to hold insurance companies accountable in paying out an appropriate settlement amount to cover your financial woes in this time of loss.

Handling Loss

By virtue of their unexpected nature, a wrongful death can be extremely difficult to cope with. Nothing can truly prepare a person for the grief and loss that accompany the loss of a loved one. When the shock and surprise of someone passing too soon are added to the mix, the surviving family members are left in an emotionally vulnerable state. Don’t be afraid to seek grief counseling in those troubled times. Family and friends become a more valuable asset than ever before in helping cope with loss. Healing is possible but it takes time; the process is a little bit different for everyone, so don’t be discouraged.

Contact Us Today

The May Firm wants to help you through your grieving process by taking care of the legal logistics that accompany an unexpected loss in the family. Our motto is to “let our family help your family.” We know that coping with the death of a loved one can be an extremely trying ordeal, and our goal is to minimize that burden as much as possible. Leave it to us to contact the other parties involved in the case; we’ll collate witness testimony if available, gather police reports, and talk to insurance companies in an effort to maximize your settlement. An unexpected death can feel like a punishment on its own. Don't let the unfortunate financial woes that come with it increase your burden.

When creating your settlement, we factor in grief and loss, funeral expenses, and outstanding work benefits, to name a few. We’ll hold insurance companies accountable for paying out the appropriate amount that is owed to relatives of the deceased. We’ll perform these services for you at no out-of-pocket cost. We believe in what we do and in our ability to help you. When it comes to a wrongful death, we’re invested in making things right: Our fees are factored in to your settlement, so we only receive compensation when you do.

Losing a family member is one of the most difficult things a person has to experience. We can’t help you come to emotional terms with the loss, but we can help you shoulder the legal burdens that are left with their passing. Accidents happen, but when a fatal accident is a result of negligence or unsafe conditions that have been left unaddressed, it might be time to take legal action to hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact us today to get started.

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