All kinds of fatal accidents, including those involving cars and motorcycles, as well as complex medical malpractice or product liability cases, are covered by wrongful death claims. Harmful behavior can give rise to legal liability for people, businesses, and governmental organizations. With the help of a wrongful death lawyer, the immediate family of the deceased may have the legal right to file a wrongful death claim in order to recover damages from an individual or business that is in any way responsible for the death of the victim.
The surviving family members of the deceased may not experience any immediate harm, but they are still entitled to compensation for a wide range of losses, including pain and suffering, hospital bills, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages and benefits, and a host of other things. Belal Hamideh is a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer in California who has handled numerous wrongful death cases. He can aggressively represent you and use his years of experience to help you get the most money possible for everything you’ve been through.
Considering the high number of drivers and the number of cars on a highway during certain parts of the day, car accidents are the most frequent cause of wrongful death. In California, which has over a million drivers, there are typically hundreds of collisions every day. Each year, several of those collisions result in thousands of fatalities.
The vast majority of fatal car accidents involve at least one negligent driver, whether as a result of speeding, reckless driving, failing to pay attention to the road, or operating a vehicle while intoxicated. If any of these scenarios occur, the negligent driver may be held accountable for the deaths of all other parties, including other drivers and passengers.
Workplace fatalities are more common in high-risk occupations like dangerous manual labor and construction. Regardless of the type of job, if an employer places an employee in a dangerous situation at work or even off-site, without the proper training and equipment, it could result in wrongful death. An illustrative case of the latter is a health worker such as a doctor or nurse who was required to work multiple long-hour shifts and, after becoming exhausted, resulted in a fatal car accident on the way home. Remember, when the employee’s death was caused by conditions or equipment at the place of employment, it is possible in some cases for wrongful death to happen off-site.
Even though the majority of healthcare professionals are highly skilled, mistakes still occur. The most frequent causes of wrongful death in cases of medical malpractice are either a misdiagnosis of a condition or a failure to diagnose a condition. Errors made during surgery and while treating conditions are two other common instances of medical malpractice. When a patient passes away, the family may file a wrongful death lawsuit based on evidence that suggests the death may have been caused by a prescription error, misdiagnosis, surgical injury, misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis.
Negligence and Abuse in Nursing Homes
People who live in nursing homes are among the most defenseless people in our society. It is the duty of nursing home staff to show residents consideration and remain alert to their needs. Tragically, some nursing home staff members abuse residents instead of caring for them, which can lead to injuries or even death. Nursing home abuse that may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit is malnourishment, failure to diagnose, dehydration, negligence leading to slip and fall accidents, failure to monitor, and physical abuse. A wrongful death lawyer can assist you in making a claim for yourself or a loved one in such cases.
How Much Is a Wrongful Death Case Worth?
In California and elsewhere, there is no standard number for a wrongful death settlement. Every circumstance is unique, and this includes wrongful death settlements. It is challenging to put a number on the value of a loved one. Therefore, among all personal injury cases, wrongful death claims have one of the highest dollar values.
Speak with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney to learn how much your case is worth. Belal Hamideh can give you an idea of how much your case might be worth based on his years of experience. Then he can aggressively pursue that, making sure you receive everything you are due.
Get In Touch With Our California Wrongful Death Attorney.
One of the hardest challenges a person will ever face is losing a loved one as a result of someone else’s carelessness. Belal Hamideh, a wrongful death lawyer in California, can make things easier, but he cannot make them simple. He can use his experience to help you get the most money possible for everything you’ve been through aggressive representation. Call (562) 526-1224 to schedule a free consultation.