If you’ve been reading these blogs for any length of time, then you know that you can receive compensation when a loved one passes away due to someone else’s fault. Even if the insurance company does everything they can to keep you from getting the compensation you deserve, we can help you to get all of it. Over the years, we have found that many people are unaware of the kinds of damages they can receive compensation for in a wrongful death case. In this blog, a wrongful death attorney in Los Angeles will explain the different kinds of damages that you can receive. We’ll also go over how attorney from the LA Injury Group can help you to get them.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Los Angeles Helps
Of all the different functions that a wrongful death attorney can perform, one of the most important is that they give you one less thing to worry about. When you’re suffering through the wrongful death of a loved one, there’s so much you have to focus on. You’re liable to have so many new challenges and concerns. Unfortunately, you have to deal with all of those while in a very difficult emotional place. Even surrounded by people who love and care about you, it can be extremely difficult for anyone. That’s where our attorneys can help. By letting us handle your case, you make it so there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about.
With the LA Injury Group taking care of your case, you can put your focus where it truly belongs: on your family. The grieving process is a difficult one and it’s different for everyone. Worrying about handling your own case only makes it that much more difficult. We mention this in each blog we write about wrongful death, but that’s because it’s a critically important point: nothing can truly make up for the loss of a loved one. Even the biggest settlement isn’t. But, your loved one would want you to get as much money as possible. They would want you to be taken care of. That’s what we can help with.
Damages for Expenses
There are many different kinds of damages that you can be compensated for when a loved one passes through the fault of someone else. One of the most common types of compensation is the funeral and burial expense. If you think about it, this makes sense: you wouldn’t have had to pay for these burial expenses if your loved one hadn’t passed. These expenses are entirely the fault of the person who caused your loved one’s passing. Here at the LA Injury Group, we have a proven track record of helping people to get compensation for their burial and funeral expense.
Often, when a loved one passes due to the negligence or malice of someone else, they incur some amount of medical expenses. Perhaps your loved one was in a car accident where the other person was at fault. Then, they were treated at a hospital before their passing. Or, perhaps your loved one slipped and fell at a location that was not well maintained by the owner. Then, maybe your loved one was rushed in an ambulance or similar emergency vehicle until they passed. You may be billed for the medical care in each of these scenarios. Of course, that’s exactly the kind of thing that our attorneys specialize in getting our clients compensation for.
Just as with the funeral and burial expenses, these medical expenses wouldn’t have existed if not for someone else’s mistake or negligence. Your loved one didn’t want to be hurt; they didn’t choose to be in an accident, so you shouldn’t have to pay for any of these bills. The LA Injury Group has stood up for our clients for many years to insure that they don’t have to pay these bills. Survivors shouldn’t have to pay for the mistakes of others more than they already are. That’s where we come in.
Damages for Loss
Some of the other kinds of damages that you can receive compensation for deal with loss of money you would have received. For example, one of the most common types of compensation our clients receive in wrongful death suits is loss of support. That’s essentially the loss of potential wages that your loved one would have made. Your loved one would’ve continued working if not for their passing. They would have gone on to make more money doing their job. You are entitled to that money. Your loved one would’ve continued to support and help you out, so you should have some of this money. This can also include their benefits as well. Again, this works the same way that their wages would’ve.
For many of us, we depend up on our love one for many different services. You deserve to be compensated for those as well. On another note, your loved one was just that: someone you loved. They loved you back. Love, affection, nurturing and care are important, too. Nothing can truly make up for the loss of them. By that same token, you deserve to be compensated for those, too. We can help you to get those damages. One more thing that you can receive compensation for is “pain and suffering.”
The pain of losing a loved one can be overwhelming. The grieving process is long and will not be easy. The law does allow you to receive compensation for that loss. You can receive compensation for your pain and suffering. We’ve found that many people are unaware of this. There’s a common misconception that since “pain and suffering” can’t be quantified as easily and clearly as a physical injury, that they don’t deserve to receive compensation with them. That’s not the case, however. You do deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. For everything that you’ve had to go through and will have to go through, you deserve to be compensated.
The Insurance Company Will Try to Thwart You
In most circumstances, the insurance company will do everything it can to make sure that you don’t receive all of the compensation and damages that you deserve. The insurance company knows how much your wrongful death case is worth. So, their goal is to make sure that you receive less than that number. As long as you get less than that number, then they consider themselves as having come out ahead financially. Here at the LA Injury Group, we keep that from happening. We make sure that you get all of the compensation for damages that you deserve, not what the insurance company thinks you deserve.
Beware the insurance company offering you a deal very quickly. At first glance, it may seem like a wonderful thing: the insurance company is willing to give you money right after the passing of a loved one. Just when you need money most – here’s the insurance company to help. That’s not what’s really happening, however. They’re actually trying to get you to take less money. In almost every single case that first offer they give you is so much less than what your claim is worth. Before you sign anything from the insurance company, let us take a look at it first.
The LA Injury Group can be by your side at every step of your wrongful death suit. We can help you to file in such a way so that you meet all of the pertinent deadlines. Then, throughout the case, we keep you aware of everything that’s going on. This way, you can make the best decision for your financial future. Scheduling a consultation with us is free and easy. All you have to do is give us a call at (818) 240-1800. Or, alternately, you can send us a message through our site.