El Segundo Lawyer Assists Loved Ones of Victims Lost Due to Negligence
Accomplished California firm seeks payment for plaintiffs in wrongful death cases
Moving forward after the unexpected death of a spouse or relative is tough, and knowing that someone’s negligence or misconduct caused the fatal incident can make things even worse. The Law Offices of Sanford Jossen in El Segundo delivers strong legal guidance in wrongful death cases so that our Southern California clients can obtain a monetary remedy from the individuals and businesses at fault for the loss of their loved one. Whether your tragedy involves a car crash, a fatal fall or some other deadly incident, our firm is ready to help you pursue an appropriate legal resolution.
Firm litigates wrongful death claims arising from car crashes, falls and unsafe products
If a fatality is caused by someone else’s willful act, negligence, default or breach of contract, surviving family members can bring a wrongful death claim. Attorney Sanford Jossen has four decades of experience as an injury lawyer and handles cases involving fatalities stemming from:
- Car and truck accidents — After a deadly vehicular accident, our firm is a strong advocate for families of crash victims during negotiations with insurance companies and litigation. We have a thorough understanding of the particular issues that frequently arise in cases relating to truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
- Falls — A careless property owner puts visitors at risk of severe injury, and occasionally even death. If someone you love suffered a fatal slip and fall while at a business or another person’s home, our firm takes action against the liable parties.
- Defective products — Pharmaceuticals, household products, vehicles and other items that don’t work as they should could be lethal. In product liability matters, we have the skill and resources to battle negligent manufacturers, designers and sellers responsible for the fatality.
Whatever type of incident led you to seek damages in a wrongful death claim, our firm will treat you and your case with the utmost respect and professionalism.
What types of damages can be recovered by surviving family members?
There is no way to make loved ones whole after an untimely fatality, but payment through a judgment or settlement can establish some accountability and help bereaved family members deal with certain aspects of their loss. Our firm will perform a detailed review of the income and benefits that the victim would have been expected to earn over their lifetime and strive to recover that amount, along with reimbursement for funeral expenses, burial costs and any medical bills that accumulated before the decedent passed away. You can also collect noneconomic damages, such as compensation for the household assistance, guidance, companionship and protection provided by your deceased family member.
Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim?
California law authorizes surviving spouses, children and grandchildren to pursue damages in a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the fatality. If an unmarried person died without any direct living descendants, other family members who would be entitled to an inheritance under the state’s intestacy statutes may be entitled to file a claim. Other family members who were financially dependent on the victim might also be able to recover damages, depending on the circumstances.
Contact a skillful California wrongful death lawyer to set up a free consultation
The Law Offices of Sanford Jossen handles wrongful death litigation for clients in Los Angeles County and other parts of Southern California. Please call 888-671-3718 or contact us online. Our office is located in El Segundo. Se habla español.