Van Nuys Lawyer Seeks Justice for Families of Wrongful Death Victims
Los Angeles County advocate battles to hold liable parties accountable
A family member who dies because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct leaves behind a void that can never be filled. However, legal remedies are available to help loved ones obtain some financial compensation for their loss. At the Law Offices of Jovi G. Usude in Van Nuys, I litigate cases on behalf of bereaved clients who seek damages from the parties who are responsible for the wrongful death of their spouse or relative. With more than 15 years of service to people throughout Los Angeles County, my firm pursues a maximum recovery for clients in cases involving vehicle accidents, toxic substances, unsafe products and other causes. Whether your case is resolved in court or through settlement negotiations, I will battle to secure a measure of justice after a tragic death strikes your family.
Accomplished law firm delivers strong counsel to bereaved clients
As an experienced personal injury attorney, I can explain how the California wrongful death law applies to your situation. During a free initial consultation, we can address issues such as:
- Who can seek compensation — Estate representatives, surviving spouses, domestic partners and children are authorized to file wrongful death claims. In the event that none of these potential plaintiffs exist, parents, siblings or others who were financially dependent on the decedent might be eligible to bring an action.
- Types of benefits that are available — A wrongful death award can be granted to both the victim’s estate and surviving family members. Specific damages can include funeral costs, medical expenses, income that the decedent would have earned in their life, and the value of companionship that the victim would have provided.
- Legal standards — These cases are civil matters, so they follow the rules of negligence that apply to other types of actions. In situations arising from intentional misconduct, this means that a wrongful death lawsuit might succeed even if the defendant was not convicted in criminal court.
Whether the decedent was killed due to an auto accident, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, a work-related incident or some other cause, we can guide you toward a result that helps to relieve your financial burden. A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of death, so it is important to take prompt action.
Contact a California wrongful death claim lawyer for a free initial consultation
The Law Offices of Jovi G. Usude represents Southern California families who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct. Please call 424-274-7065 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Van Nuys office.