Wrongful Death Lawyer Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo Wrongful Death Attorney Proudly Serving All of Orange County
Wrongful death claims are civil actions made by the survivors of an individual who has passed away due to the negligence or misconduct of another. In these cases, the law allows the family members of the decedent to file a wrongful death suit seeking monetary damages. The wrongful death action is designed to provide compensation for relatives who depended upon the deceased for financial and/or emotional support.
This civil component can often accompany a criminal case, but can also be exclusive of a criminal action. However, in both cases, the family must be able to prove that the death was caused at least in part by the conduct of the defendant(s) and that the death caused emotional and/or monetary damage to the applicable family members.
At Banner Attorneys, we understand firsthand how difficult it is for the spouse, the children, and the parents to take the steps necessary to provide for one’s emotional and economic well-being, after an unexpected and tragic loss. Our Orange County wrongful death attorneys understand that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, the law provides for compensation in these tragic cases. It is important to know that the law does limit the time within which you must file your wrongful death lawsuit. If a claim is not timely filed, your legal rights will be permanently lost.
Wrongful death claims typically arise from:
- Medical malpractice
- Negligent security
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Boat accidents
- Unsafe premises
- Defective Products
- Nursing home abuse
Wrongful death and personal injury cases are difficult and complex. Insurance companies want to limit their exposure or liability when a serious injury or death occurs. Insurance companies hire attorneys whose job it is to aggressively undermine each aspect of the plaintiff’s claim.
Through experience handling many personal injury cases over 15 years, Banner Attorneys has become familiar with these tactics in order to protect the rights, health, and safety of our clients. Our firm represents individuals and families involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases that were caused by the negligence, carelessness, and/or recklessness of others.
A wrongful death claim is generally initiated by or on behalf of the spouse, children or family of the decedent or made by the deceased’s estate. Negligence must be established, and the Banner personal injury lawyers are skilled at helping wrongful death clients prove the four critical components of negligence:
- The defendant had a duty to the deceased,
- The defendant breached that duty,
- The fatality was caused by the defendant’s breach of duty, and;
- The survivors have suffered damages as a result of the loss.
In addition to establishing negligence, Banner Attorneys establish the future life expectancy of the deceased to establish the loss of future earnings. Effective presentation of the non-economic or emotional loss is critical to a fair damage award.
A wrongful death lawsuit shouldn’t add to the stress that already surrounds the death of a loved one. Rather the family should seek a compassionate and experienced Orange County wrongful death attorney who can take the helm of the case and fight on their behalf while they mourn their loved one. Obviously, no amount of money can ever make up for a personal loss, but damages can do their part to compensate a family for the physical loss of their loved one.
At Banner Attorneys, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis, which means we aren’t paid unless we reach a settlement with the party at fault. We front any and all costs related to your case and are reimbursed when your case settles. Contact us today at 1-855-411-2266 for a free legal consultation. We are located in Mission Viejo and serve clients throughout Orange County.