Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney

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RJM WD 1When a person is lost in a fatal LA car accident due to the negligence of another, it is known in California as a “wrongful death.”  The family of the victim brings a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party and their insurance company.  There is nothing that can replace a family member who is so suddenly taken from our midst.  A human life cannot be measured in money, however, California law provides a civil remedy for the family to sue for financial damages to compensate for the loss of their loved one and the time they would spend together.  It also compensates for lost wages that the person would have earned had they survived, as well as any medical expenses associated with the victim and funeral expenses.  The quality of your Los Angeles wrongful death attorney will have a substantial impact on the outcome in your case as well as the experiences and peace of mind of your family.

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The wrongful death action is usually brought by the spouse or children of the victim.  If there are none, the parents, siblings or others who would be entitled to the assets of the decedent through “intestate succession” bring the legal action.  My name is Rivers Morrell, and as a Los Angeles injury attorney more than 40 years of experience with fatal accidents and wrongful death cases I can tell you these lawsuits require extensive legal skill, experience and trial expertise in order to maximize the recovery for the family.

Fatal LA Motor Vehicle Accident

Los Angeles is home to some of the most dangerous freeways and intersections of major highways in the nation.  Many commercial trucks travel from international ports across the highways and interstates of the LA area.  When a commercial truck is involved in an accident with a car or motorcycle, the forces involved often result in fatal injuries.  Los Angeles wrongful death cases involving commercial vehicles can be covered by multiple insurance companies.  Is there one specific insurance source, or multiple paths for recovery?  If the fatal accident was caused by a commercial truck, the owner of the truck and the business who is operating it may all share in the liability.  This is why it is so important to work with an expert attorney with extensive trial experience.

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Motorcyclists are also at a disadvantage when they become involved in an accident with a car or other vehicle.  In many cases a car or truck will not see the oncoming motorcyclist and turn directly into their path.  The resulting accident at speed often results in loss of life.  Wrongful death also extends to those who are lost while riding a bicycle or pedestrians who are struck while crossing the street.  Distracted driving has become one of the leading factors in all motor vehicle accidents including those involving fatal injuries.  Those who drive while under the influence are often responsible for a wrongful death.

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Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a family member or loved one in a fatal accident in Los Angeles or southern California our thoughts are with you.  I invite you to review the comments and recommendations of our clients, peers and the legal industry itself.  I will apply all of my legal and trial skills to represent and protect the interests of your family and to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.  I am always prepared to take a case to trial and have worked with accident reconstruction animations and experts in order to present a successful case to the jury.

The best thing we can do to help you is to remove the burden of dealing with insurance companies and legal inquiries.  We will handle all communications and hold those responsible financially accountable for the loss of your family member or loved one.  I invite you to contact us, or call 949-273-2693 for a free and substantive consultation.  There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis in all Los Angeles wrongful death cases.