Has someone you loved passed away because of another’s negligent actions? Did someone commit a reckless act that led to the death of someone you love? There is no amount nor form of compensation that can make up for this. It’s just not possible.
What can happen is that you can receive compensation for all the expenses that resulted from your loved one’s passing, such as medical expenses they may have accrued, funeral costs, the pain and suffering you and they went through, and more. With the help of wrongful death lawyer Belal Hamideh, you can take the first steps towards the next chapter of your life with the compensation to start anew.
Wrongful death cases can be challenging for any number of reasons. We understand how difficult this time can be for you and yours. That’s just one of the reasons that Belal and the rest of our team represent our clients as aggressively as possible. That way, we can help you to receive maximum compensation so that you can focus on what’s most important. We offer free case evaluations to see how we can help. Se Habla Espanol.
Legally, What is a “Wrongful Death?”
In California law, a wrongful death is one that has been caused by someone else’s “wrongful act.” In this context, a wrongful act could be an action that was negligent, or actions that were reckless, or even actions that were intentional. In the case of the last, then those who committed the wrongful act may be prosecuted criminally. In the event that you believe you may have a wrongful death case, we encourage you to reach out to an experienced attorney. That way, you can know the truth as well as how to proceed.
How Can Wrongful Death Be Proven?
There are four elements to proving wrongful death. First, it has to be proven that the defendant (those whom you are suing) acted negligently, carelessly, and/or recklessly in such a way that led to your loved one’s passing. Remember: even if the defendant was only partially responsible for your loved one’s passing, you may still have a valid case.
Additionally, it must be proven that your loved one was owed a duty by the defendant and they breached that duty. To use examples, someone behind the wheel of a vehicle has a duty to follow traffic bylaws, a doctor has a duty to treat the wounded, and so forth. When those duties are breached, it can lead to injury and worse.
For a successful wrongful death, it must be proven that your loved one’s death was caused by the defendant’s actions and, lastly, it must also be proven that damages were generated due to your loved one’s death that require compensation. That includes the aforementioned funeral costs, medical bills, pain, suffering, and the like. But, it can also include the loss of your loved one’s income (as well as the income they would have made) in addition to a loss of their protection, their guidance, and so forth.
We have proven the above many times over for our clients, helping them to receive maximum compensation for all that they had to go through in losing a loved one.
How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help Survivors?
First, we can handle the entire case for you. When you lose a loved one, whether it’s sudden or expected, you have so much to do, so much to deal with. The last thing you want to do is to have to take on an entire wrongful death case yourself.
Additionally, we can conduct an extensive investigation into your wrongful death case. Our experienced team can find out exactly what happened, who caused it, and more. From there, we can sue everyone who should be in regards to your case. Many times, multiple parties are liable in a wrongful death case. By bringing a suit against all who are liable, we can work to make sure that you receive maximum compensation.
Moreover, we can serve as a resource throughout the process. As we understand how challenging this time can be, we are here for our clients. We can inform our clients about the law, the status of their case, and more, every step of the way. When you sit down with us for a free case evaluation, we’ll draw upon our experience to let you know exactly what your case is worth. From there, we work aggressively to make sure you receive that.
A majority of these cases end in a settlement, through negotiation. The other side, more likely than not, knows that’s their best course of action. However, in the event that they decide to go to court, we are proud to represent our clients there, as our record in a courtroom is excellent.
Belal and the rest of the team here work on contingency. That means our clients don’t pay until we win for you. Even then, our payment is usually taken out of the settlement, out of the winnings.
What Can Be Claimed in a Wrongful Death Suit?
In a wrongful death suit, you can receive economic as well as non-economic damages. Again, these cannot make up for the loss of a loved one, not in any way, shape, or form. However, they can help you to transition to the next phase of your life.
Economic damages are those that result from the passing of your loved one. That includes the funeral cost, the medical bills that may have occurred as a result of injuries stemming from their wrongful death, rehab from it, and more.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, include loss of compassion, loss of consortium, loss of love, loss of advice, loss of assistance, and many, many more. In these cases, it’s our experience that the other side will do whatever they deem necessary to make sure that you receive as little as possible (if anything at all) for these damages. We have a proven track record of helping our clients to receive the maximum compensation in wrongful death cases. Now, we can put that to work for you and your family.
Who Receives Compensation in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
We understand that, when someone is at the point that they’re considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit, they’re dealing with so much they’ve probably never dealt with before in their lives. Moreover, they’re doing it at a time when they’re grieving, when they’re hurting. So, when potential clients sit down with us for a free case evaluation, we do everything we can to make the process a bit easier, a bit simpler, a bit less confusing and intimidating.
To that end, often, those who are the beneficiaries of a wrongful death suit are those who can bring the suit on behalf of the deceased. Typically, that’s the spouse of the deceased as well as their children. In the event that the deceased did not have dependents, or were single/etc., then the beneficiaries are usually their parents.
By that same token, there is no set average amount of compensation in these cases. What we can tell you is that, with our years of experience, we know what these cases tend to be worth. When you reach out to us, we’ll let you know what your case is most likely worth. Then, we’ll do what we can to make sure you receive nothing less.
Belal Hamideh: Winning Wrongful Death Lawyer in Los Angeles
Even the best wrongful death attorney cannot make the grieving process easy, but through our hard work and compassion for our clients, we can make this process easier than it would be otherwise. If someone you love may have died due to the actions of another, it’s worth it to reach out to our team. To schedule a free case evaluation with Belal, you can reach out to us through our site or by giving us a call.