Accidents happen — and we understand that. But when a car accident results in wrongful death, you’ll not only want answers as to how it happened, but you’ll want justice for why it happened. The legal and financial ramifications of wrongful death cannot be overstated, which is why you’ll need an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case.
What is a Wrongful Death?
In California, there is a very specific definition of wrongful death. A wrongful death occurs when someone dies as a result of negligence or malice from another person or corporate entity.
California’s law against wrongful death applies in several types of situations. For example:
- Premises liability: did someone you know die as a result of an injury that took place on a property? Could that death have been prevented had the property been safer? If so, you have been the victim of wrongful death.
- Defective or dangerous products: there have been countless examples of death as a result of defective or dangerous products. If someone you know has lost his or her life as a result of a defective or dangerous product, a wrongful death has occurred.
- Medical malpractice: when we go to a doctor, we go there with the intention of curing whatever ails us. While accidents certainly happen, since doctors are human, and they make mistakes, a mistake shouldn’t cause someone to lose his or her life. If it does, the doctor needs to be held accountable.
- Auto accidents: motor vehicle accidents continue to be the number one cause of death in the United States. But that doesn’t mean that one should expect to lose his or her life simply because s/he gets into a car. But if this has happened to someone you know, s/he has been the victim of wrongful death.
If someone you know has been the victim of wrongful death, you should talk to an experienced attorney immediately. The attorneys at Hogan Injury have been recovering millions of dollars in damages for our clients since 2012. We take pride in our legal knowledge through hands-on experience that allows us to represent all of our clients masterfully.
The client is our number one priority, and our goal is to serve you through exceptional case results and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve to help you start to reclaim and rebuild your life. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation about your case, and let us get you the money you deserve.