Los Angeles Fatal Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Southern California injury attorneys have personally guided families through the most difficult times of their lives. At the Law Offices of Sef Krell, we help families who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident by holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions through wrongful death lawsuits. Our attorneys have over 15 years of experience representing families who lost a loved one in a fatal accident, such as an auto, truck or workplace accident. Nothing can bring back a lost loved one, but taking action and obtaining compensation can help ease the financial burden and help the family move forward with their lives.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The California wrongful death statute allows for a civil lawsuit against the person(s) or entity whose negligence or misconduct resulted in a death. California law allows certain family members to recover compensation for the damages they have suffered as a result of the wrongful death of a loved one. Those who may bring a wrongful death action include:
- The spouse, children or parents of the deceased
- The siblings of the deceased or their children
- The grandparents of the deceased
- The next of kin of the deceased
Recoverable Damages in a California Wrongful Death Case
Unlike personal injury cases, where the damages are intended to compensate the injury victim, compensation in a wrongful death case is intended to compensate the surviving family members for the harm they have personally suffered. Recoverable damages in a wrongful death case may include:
- Funeral & burial expenses
- Loss of financial support provided by the deceased
- Loss of household services provided by the deceased
- Loss of companionship provided by the deceased
- Loss of sexual relations for a spouse
- Loss of training and guidance for a child
California Law Also Provides for Survival Actions
California law also recognizes the right to bring a survival action on behalf of a person who was injured in an accident but died before he or she had a chance to file or resolve a lawsuit. The damages in a survival action are those that are personal to the deceased, such as medical expenses or lost wages. Wrongful death cases and survival actions are often brought together and consolidated into one lawsuit, since the facts and issues of the cases are substantially similar. The Los Angeles County wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Sef Krell are here to advise our clients on the best course of action for obtaining the maximum compensation available.
Contact Experienced Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Sef Krell, we understand the devastating emotional and financial impact of suddenly losing a loved one in a fatal accident. If you have lost a family member due to the negligence or misconduct of another, contact the Law Offices of Sef Krell for a free consultation. Together we can help you through this difficult time.