Lawyers Helping Families in Murrieta
Losing a loved one is devastating. When the loss is the result of someone else’s actions, it can be all the harder, knowing it could have been prevented. You may wonder how you can possibly go on. It can seem hard to think about the future.
Your local wrongful death law firm
At Sargent Law Firm, we have grieved with our clients. We have seen firsthand the emotional pain and mental suffering that follows losing a loved one.
Advocating for families after the loss of a loved one
We are your advocates and guides through the wrongful death process. We are experienced lawyers, and we focus our law firm on helping families through some of the most challenging situations imaginable.
Your family may be entitled to financial compensation. This compensation can honor your loved one and help you with what you need. It can cover medical expenses, pay household bills and help you in other ways that you have suffered. It can’t bring your loved one back – but it can help.
Are you suffering from the loss of a loved one? We are here to help. Call or message us to receive a free consultation about your case.
What Is Wrongful Death?
When a person gets hurt, and it is someone else’s fault, that is a personal injury claim. The victim can claim compensation for their injuries and losses from the person or party responsible for causing their injuries. Usually, a party is at fault based on negligence (not being careful enough), but there are other grounds for legal liability, too.
If an accident results in death, it’s only fair that the person who causes the accident is still responsible for damages. The case is a little bit different than a personal injury case – it is the surviving family that claims the compensation. Spouses, domestic partners, children, other financially dependent minors and others may qualify to be a part of the case.
Damages can include burial and final expenses for the victim. Loss of income and emotional support may be a part of the claim. There can also be another type of case called a survival case for the victim’s losses specifically.
Wrongful death is the name of the legal claim when someone loses their life because of personal injury. Our lawyers specialize in representing families to bring wrongful death claims.
What’s involved in bringing a wrongful death claim?
When you have lost a loved one unexpectedly, you’ve been through enough. The last thing you want is a long and stressful legal process. That’s why we have a streamlined process to work through your case efficiently. At Sargent Law Firm, we are compassionate and assertive lawyers. We are experienced to represent you in your wrongful death claim and communicate with you throughout the process.
Bringing a wrongful death claim starts with our investigation into how the accident occurred. We look at the actions of each person and contributing factors. Then, we use our training and knowledge to evaluate who may be legally responsible. Our team gathers the evidence.
Another important part of bringing the claim is determining what the case is worth. We know the types of losses that you can claim and how to value them. It’s important to document your damages thoroughly, and we work through your case in detail while minimizing the burden on you and your family.
Are we going to have to go to trial?
Like other types of personal injury claims, wrongful death claims rarely go to trial. It’s our goal to customize your case plan and work towards the best result for you. That means diligently building the evidence and communicating with you honestly about the status of the case. It means skillfully negotiating a settlement and knowing how to approach settlement negotiations strategically.
We’re experienced lawyers, and ready to pursue your case until you have justice. Whether that’s by working towards a settlement or taking your case to trial, we create a custom plan for your claim.
What is our wrongful death claim worth?
Because losing a loved one is so devastating, wrongful death claims have some of the highest values in personal injury claims. You’ve suffered an unimaginable loss. California law allows you to include a variety of financial and emotional losses in the claim.
Economic losses include the loss of financial support from the deceased loved one. It can also include household services that the loved one would have provided. Noneconomic damages are the loss of companionship, protection and affection of your loved one. It includes the fact that a parent is no longer there to give you training and guidance. A spouse is no longer there for companionship. There is no fixed amount for noneconomic damages, but our lawyers can help build the case for what is reasonable.
The best way to know what a wrongful death claim is worth is to talk to our lawyers about your case specifics. We can give you a range of what the case is possibly worth along with an evaluation of why that would be the case. We can explain how the law applies to your case and what to expect throughout the process.
Our Murrieta Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help
At Sargent Law Firm, we’re committed to helping families following a wrongful death. There are many steps to achieving a fair result that helps your family and honors your loved one. Our lawyers have created a streamlined process, using our legal experience to handle the procedural steps involved and strategize the case process.
As tragic as a wrongful death is, remember that the other side doesn’t want to pay. When you’re dealing with the devastation of losing a loved one, we’re here to keep your claims process moving forward. We are dedicated to helping injured people recover, developing a case plan that is specific for your case.
It’s important to correctly handle the legal procedures required for the case. In addition, evidence must be developed, and we must respond to statements from the other side. Negotiations are equally important. Our lawyers handle these many important tasks. We customize your case plan, with a goal to provide the highest levels of legal representation and financial compensation for our clients.
No amount of money can take away the pain of losing a loved one. Our lawyers are dedicated to honoring your loved one with compassionate and experienced legal representation.
Communication with our clients is top priority throughout the case. That’s why we developed our client portal, so you can access case information at any time. We communicate with you throughout your case, and we’re proud of our reputation for honesty and outstanding client service.
Contact us to see what compensation you may deserve for your wrongful death claim. Call or send us a message to begin.
We’re here to help your family after the loss of a loved one to wrongful death. Know that we don’t charge for our services up front, and you pay nothing until you receive compensation. Call or send us a message today.