Fontana Wrongful Death Lawyer
Fontana Wrongful Death Attorney Proudly Serving the Inland Empire
A death in the family is tragic and makes for heart-breaking, difficult times for the survivors. This is especially true when the death was due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing and could have been avoided. Wrongful death claims are civil actions brought about by the surviving family members of an individual who has passed away due to the carelessness or misconduct of another. In these instances, California law allows the family members of the decedent to file a wrongful death suit to seek monetary damages. This action is intended to provide compensation for the relatives who depended upon their deceased loved one for financial and/or emotional support. Contact a Fontana Wrongful Death Lawyer today to let us take some of the burden off your shoulders. You have enough to do during this traumatic time.
If the death of your loved one occurred due to a criminal act, a criminal case can accompany the civil component of a legal action. But it can also be exclusive of a criminal action. In both cases, however, the family is required to prove that the death was caused at least in part by the conduct, or lack of conduct, of the defendant(s) and that the death caused emotional and/or monetary damage to the applicable family members.
At Banner Attorneys, our legal professionals understand firsthand what a distressing time this is for the parents, spouse, children, or other close members of someone who died suddenly. It may be painful trying to move on or to take the steps necessary to provide for the emotional and economic well-being of surviving family members after an unexpected and tragic loss. Although no amount of money can bring your loved one back or adequately compensate for your loss, a compassionate and experienced Fontana Personal Injury Attorney can help to make your future more financially stable. Banner Attorneys does this by filing a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. It is important to know that the law does limit the time within which you must file your wrongful death lawsuit and has other provisions which govern who may bring about a claim. If a claim is not timely filed, your legal rights may be permanently lost.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
There are several incidents which might produce a wrongful death and subsequent civil action. Some of them can include:
- Auto collisions (including drunk driving accidents)
- Aviation accidents
- Boat accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Negligent security
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Railroad accidents
- Truck accidents
- Unsafe premises
- Violent criminal acts
- Workplace accidents
Wrongful death claims can be particularly complex. Emotions are at an all-time high, complicating things further. Despite the sensitive nature of wrongful death cases, insurance companies still are only interested in protecting their own bottom line and limiting their exposure or liability. They hire attorneys whose job it is to aggressively undermine each aspect of the plaintiff’s claim.
Handling personal injury cases for almost two decades has given the Brian Banner an opportunity to become familiar with tactics employed by insurance companies and their defense attorneys. This gives us special insight into the best way 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.
Generally, a wrongful death claim is initiated by or on behalf of the spouse, children or family of the decedent or by the decedent’s estate. Negligence must be proven, and the Banner personal injury lawyers are skilled at helping wrongful death clients prove the following 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, we will determine the future life expectancy of the deceased to substantiate the loss of future earnings. Effective presentation of the non-economic or emotional loss is critical to an appropriate damage award.
Seeking justice or filing a claim for financial security in a wrongful death suit should not add to the already overwhelming stress that you are experiencing. It is advisable that the family should obtain the legal counsel of someone who is knowledgeable in the California laws that surround negligence cases. A skilled Fontana Personal Injury Lawyer at Banner Attorneys can guide you through the process. Let our legal professionals be your advocates and do the heavy lifting on your case so that you can focus on healing and getting your life back together. We will fight for you.
Call a Fontana Wrongful Death Lawyer at Banner Attorneys Today!
When catastrophe strikes, you need someone you can trust on your side protecting your rights. At Banner Attorneys, we prepare each case as if it will go to a jury trial, though sometimes it is settled before reaching that stage. Contact the compassionate staff at Banner Attorneys. Call (909) 681-1622 for a free, confidential consultation or fill out our convenient online request form. We represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t charge a fee unless we reach a settlement with the at-fault party or their insurer. Our firm advances all costs related to your case and are then reimbursed when your case reaches a successful conclusion. Don’t delay, call today to get started.