Wrongful Death Lawyer: What They Do and When You Need One

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If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another, we offer our condolences. Should that be the case, you may be entitled to some form of financial recompense. Indeed, no compensation can ever truly make up for the loss of your loved one. A wrongful death lawyer can help you to recover compensation to pay for the bills you may be facing and then some, so that you have a foundation for the next stage of your life. 

This can include financial compensation for funeral and medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more, potentially providing you with a measure of stability. Belal Hamideh has helped survivors through the wrongful death case process many times over the years. Leveraging his years of expertise, he can represent you aggressively, helping you to secure the maximum possible compensation for your suffering. 

What is “Wrongful Death?” 

wrongful death lawyerEssentially, when someone’s death is the result of another’s negligence and/or recklessness, that’s a wrongful death. The wrongful acts leading to the death could range from reckless and negligent to potentially intentional actions. The latter may even expose the wrongful actor to a risk of criminal proceedings. 

In addition to criminal proceedings, it may be possible to bring a civil suit against the liable party as well. If there is the slightest chance that you may have a wrongful death case, it is worth it to reach out to an attorney. 

What Does a Wrongful Death Lawyer Do? 

For starters, an attorney can take over the reins of the case, representing you aggressively,  alleviating some of your burdens during this tough period. Additionally, an attorney can help you to recover the maximum compensation that you and yours deserve. 

The other side, of course, will resist this. Therefore, having a lawyer with a proven track record in securing compensation can be pivotal. Love, protection, support, advice, training, among others, are all forms of non-economic damages that a skilled lawyer can help you secure.

Additionally, you can recover economic damages as well. These include funeral costs, any medical bills your loved one may have accrued as a result of the action which caused the wrongful death, and more. 

How is Wrongful Death Proven? 

To successfully substantiate a wrongful death claim, four distinct elements must be proven. Firstly, you must establish that the death of your loved one occurred due to the defendant’s actions. This doesn’t mean that the defendant’s actions need to be entirely responsible for their death, as partial responsibility can also substantiate your lawsuit.

Secondly, proof that the defendant owed a duty to the victim, and this duty was violated, is essential. For instance, a doctor breaches their duty when they fail to heal, and a driver when they ignore road laws, etc. Such violations can result in fatalities. 

Moreover, you must demonstrate that the defendant’s acts led to the death of your loved one. Lastly, it is crucial to show that the death resulted in damages warranting compensation. 

Belal has done this many times over the years for clients and can now put that experience to work for you. 

Who is Eligible for Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case? 

There isn’t a uniform average for wrongful death settlements in California, or anywhere else. As every case is unique, so is the compensation. Valuing the loss of a loved one in monetary terms is inherently difficult. Belal Hamideh an experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer can offer insight into what your case might fetch. Thereafter, he can vigorously advocate for your cause, ensuring you get what you rightfully deserve.

An Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney Who’s Ready to Help 

Losing a loved one due to someone’s negligent actions is among life’s harshest trials. Belal Hamideh can make this challenging time less difficult. Harnessing his experience, he can fight to get you the maximum possible compensation while representing you aggressively. Contact us for a free consultation today.