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Few things are more painful than the loss of someone dear to you. Whether the loss is a child, parent, brother, sister, relative, or friend, it can seem unbearable. You may ask yourself, “How could this happen?” It is possible that wrongful acts of another caused this death. If this is so, you may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death suit and will need to contact an Orange County wrongful death attorney. Let’s take a look at what requirements are needed to establish whether a wrongful death suit can be pursued.

Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A wrongful death suit is a claim against a person or group, in a common law jurisdiction, who can be held responsible for a death. A close relative or head of estate usually files the claim. Wrongful death lawsuits are different from personal injury, as they cannot be brought on by the deceased.

Generally, there are two requirements for pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. They are:

  1. You must prove that someone’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate act caused the death of the loved one.
  2. There must be measurable damages to the family member bringing the suit due to the loved one’s death.

If your situation meets two items above, you may recover compensation. The California wrongful death attorneys at Russell & Lazarus can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

What Compensation a Wrongful Death Suit Will Cover

The amount of compensation a wrongful death lawsuit pays out varies per case. When you file your wrongful death lawsuit, you might receive compensation for the following:

  • Expenses due to the care, hospitalization, or medical treatment of the deceased loved one.
  • Sorrow, mental anguish, and loss of the companionship the loved one provided.
  • Future income the loved one would have provided.
  • Loss of benefits the loved one provided, e.g. health benefits, 401k, and pension.
  • Property damages resulting from the accident that led to the death of the loved one.
  • Pain and suffering caused by the loss of the loved one.

Why the Orange County Wrongful Death Attorneys at Russell & Lazarus Are Right for You

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The person who caused your loved one’s death should be responsible for his or her actions. Losing a loved one is devastating on many levels — emotionally, financially, relationally, and more. When choosing a wrongful death attorney, we encourage you to seek representation from someone who understands the uniqueness of each case, and can cater to that. The California wrongful death attorneys at Russell & Lazarus understand that no two cases can be treated the same way, and it shows.

At Russell & Lazarus we understand that losing a loved one causes hardship and pain. We aim to treat each client with compassion and understanding, while aggressively seeking the compensation you deserve due to your loss.

Contact an Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney

Contact the personal injury law offices of Russell & Lazarus for an Orange County wrongful death attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve. We will handle your case with the knowledge, experience, and dedication it takes to win. Call (800) 268-9228 today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Russell & Lazarus proudly serves all of Orange County areas including Newport Beach, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Mission Viejo, and surrounding areas.

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