Top Causes of Wrongful Death Suits in California
If you have lost a loved one tragically, we are so sorry for your loss. Death is a terrible part of life, and it is compounded when someone has been ripped away from us too soon. Even more tragic is when the loss is someone else’s fault. This is when a wrongful death suit can help you to recuperate financial losses associated with the death.
What are some of the more common ways a wrongful death occurs?
- Car accidents – While the word accident is in the name, car accidents are often someone’s fault. If a driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, driving recklessly or distracted, or was breaking any traffic laws, you should receive compensation for your loss. This includes medical bills, burial costs, lost income for the family, and even loss of emotional support.
- Medical malpractice – A person may die prematurely due to a wrong prescription, a mistake in surgery, failure to diagnose a condition properly, or a mistake with a medical chart. In these cases, an individual or practice may be at fault.
- Falls and other injuries – From slip and fall accidents to workplace injuries to insufficient security in a public place, there are many ways that a death that occurs could be due to the negligence of an individual, company, or public entity.
Get Help for Your Family in This Time of Need
The compassionate attorneys at Petrov Law Firm are here for your family. We have the experience you need to maximize a wrongful death settlement and get the financial help your family needs to cope with this tragedy. Call 619.344.0360 to get your case started.