Did someone else’s negligent actions lead to the death of a loved one? Was another party reckless to the point where it caused you to lose someone that you love? If this happens, you may be due compensation. Obviously, nothing makes up for the loss of someone that you love. However, with the right wrongful death attorney, you can receive money to pay for the funeral costs, medical expenses, pain & suffering and more, so that you can build a foundation for the next phase of your life.
Belal Hamideh is an experienced Long Beach wrongful death attorney who has handled many wrongful death cases. Drawing upon these years of experience, he can represent you aggressively, helping you to receive the maximum compensation for everything that you’ve been through. He’s currently offering a free consultation at .
What is Considered Wrongful Death?
A “wrongful death” occurs when someone’s death is caused by the wrongful act of someone else, according to California law. That “wrongful act” could be actions that were reckless, negligent, or possibly even intentional. Should it be the latter, then the person who committed the wrongful act could be at risk of criminal prosecution. If any of that occurred, then you very well may have a wrongful death lawsuit. If you have any questions about whether or not you’re able to bring a wrongful death suit, it’s worth it to reach out to an experienced attorney to know the truth.
How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?
To be able to prove wrongful death, you have to be able to prove four separate elements. For one, you have to be able to prove that your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of the defendant (the person you’re suing). Your loved one’s death doesn’t have to be caused entirely by the actions of the defendant, they could be partially responsible and you would still have a valid case.
You also must be able to prove that the defendant had a duty they owed to the victim (your loved one) and that this duty was breached. For example, a doctor’s duty is to heal a person, a driver has a duty to follow the laws of the road. Breaching those can lead to deaths. Furthermore, you have to be able to prove that the defendant’s action caused the death of your loved one. Finally, you also need to prove that the death of your loved one generated damages that must be compensated. This would be medical bills, funeral costs, even loss of income (including potential income), your pain and suffering, as well as a loss of guidance, protection, and inheritance.
Who Gets The Money in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
There is no set average for wrongful death lawsuits in California or elsewhere. As every situation is different, so too are the settlements for wrongful death lawsuits. It is difficult to place a dollar figure on the value of a loved one. Thus, wrongful death cases have one of the highest dollar values amongst all personal injury cases.
The best way to find out what your case is worth is to speak to an experienced wrongful death attorney. With years of experience to draw upon, Belal Hamideh can give you an idea as to what your case might be worth. Then, he can pursue that aggressively, making certain that you get everything that you deserve.
What Can Our Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?
Such an attorney can give you the best possible chance of receiving the greatest amount of compensation. They can handle the case for you, giving you one less worry in a very difficult time. A wrongful death lawyer’s experience can help in more ways than just representing you in your case. For example, they could help determine how much compensation you may be due in terms of making the best argument for non-economic damages.
You can receive financial compensation for loss of compassion, consortium, and more. As you might imagine, this is something that the other side will do everything they can to keep from happening. Thus, it’s important to have an attorney that has experience in helping folks to receive that compensation and more. Love, protection, assistance, advice, training, and more: those are all forms of non-economic damages that an experienced attorney can assist you in receiving.
Contact our Wrongful Death Lawyer in Long Beach
The loss of a loved one due to someone’s negligent actions can be among the most difficult challenges that a person ever faces. Long Beach Wrongful Death Attorney Belal Hamideh cannot make this difficult time easy, but he can make it easier. Through aggressive representation, he can use his experience to help you to receive the maximum compensation for everything that you’ve been through. For a free consultation, call .