Vista Car Accident
Vista car accident lawyers provide invaluable assistance to those individuals who suffer injuries in car collisions. In addition, these personal injury attorneys represent the families of individuals killed in car accidents as well.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In representing families who lost a loved one in a car accident, Vista car accident lawyers fight on behalf of their clients to maximize the compensation to which they are entitled. Every wrongful death is unique. The facts and circumstances of each case determine the nature and extent of compensation available to family members of a deceased individual killed in a car accident.
Sadly, in the aftermath of a car accident that kills someone, his or her family oftentimes is left with an array of different types of bills. These expenses are items for which family members are entitled to appropriate compensation.
Compensation and Damages
Examples of expenses for which compensation is sought in a wrongful death case include medical and funeral expenses for the individual involved and killed in a car accident. In some cases, an estate can also become involved in wrongful death proceedings to seek compensation for these types of losses, if the estate of the deceased person, as opposed to family members, paid these expenses.
Other types of compensation typically sought in a wrongful death case are not connected to expenditures made as a result of the car accident that killed a family member. A primary example is compensation for loss of companionship. No matter the family member involved in an accident, survivors lose the companionship of that individual.
Wrongful Death Relationships
If the person killed is a spouse, a claim for loss of consortium can be made in a wrongful death claim. Loss of consortium is the loss of the intimate type of relationship associated with a husband and wife.
If the person killed in a car accident is a parent or spouse, another claim made in a wrongful death case is for lost income. The reality is that the absence of a bread earner due to a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence can be financially devastating, with an impact that lasts for years.
California law delineates who can bring a wrongful death case after a car accident. Examples of family members in a position to bring a wrongful death case in California include:
- A spouse
- A child
- A parent
- If there is no living spouse, child, parent, siblings can move into a position to bring a wrongful death cause of action
- If not family member takes the initiative to bring a wrongful death case, the estate of the deceased person can do
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Vista car accident lawyers represent individuals injured in car accidents. As is the case with wrongful death cases, personal injury attorneys fight to optimize compensation for clients.
Types of losses associated with car accidents and injured individuals include medical bills and expenses. Medical costs can mount quickly following a car accident. Indeed, an emergency room bill alone can run up to tens of thousands of dollars.
Beyond medical expenses, an injured person is entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Following a car accident, pain and suffering can be severe and long-lasting.
An injured person is also likely to miss work. Indeed, injuries from a car accident may permanently impair that individual’s ability to engage in the same type of employment undertaken before an accident. Compensation for lost income represents a major issue in many personal injury cases.
In some cases, an injured person makes a claim for emotional distress. In addition, if a person sustains a permanent disability as the result of a car accident, that is also compensable.
Hire Vista Car Accident Lawyers
The El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers provides tenacious representation to the families of people killed in car accidents as well as individuals who suffer injury in collisions. The firm has a depth of experience to assist accident victims, or their families, on all fronts.
An initial consultation can be scheduled with the El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers at the convenience of a prospective client. There is no charge for an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney from the El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers.
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