Wrongful death occurs when an individual loses their life because of negligence. Plaintiffs who file wrongful death actions on behalf of their late loved ones must establish key elements in their case argument, namely:
One of our wrongful death attorneys in Los Angeles can investigate your case further to determine which party or parties may be held liable for your loved one’s death. If multiple liable parties exist, your lawyer may suggest filing more than one legal action to increase your chances of recovering compensation.
Most damages in wrongful death cases fall into two categories: economic (financial) and non-economic (non-financial) damages. Our legal team will go over the damages you faced as a result of your loved one’s death and calculate an approximate financial value for your case.
In criminal cases, such as wrongful death cases involving violent crimes or other intentionally malicious acts, juries may award plaintiffs punitive damages to punish the defendant and discourage further negligent actions. However, punitive damages are not as common as the following types of damages: