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Loss of a Loved One – Surviving Family Members Seeking Compensation

Losing a loved one can prompt uncertainty and heightened emotions, especially when it’s due to the negligence or misconduct of another person. Aside from the devastation of their death, you also face financial damages, which can cause you to feel angry, frustrated, and alone in your pain.

Voted as the number one personal injury law firm by the residents of Santa Clarita, the attorneys at Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) are here to assist you in seeking justice and compensation for your tragic loss.

For more than four decades, our law firm has helped family members successfully navigate the wrongful death process. We have been there to advise them of their best options, to hold their hand as they struggle to recover the pieces, and to lend an ear when their emotions are reeling from the fact that their world has fallen apart.

For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

Under California law, a wrongful death claim occurs when someone dies due to the negligence or intentional behavior to harm by another party or parties. The surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, or a representative of the deceased person’s estate are entitled to pursue this type of negligence claim to secure compensation for losses they incurred as a result of their family member’s death.

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    Losing a loved one can prompt uncertainty and heightened emotions, especially when it’s due to the negligence or misconduct of another person. Aside from the devastation of their death, you also face financial damages, which can cause you to feel angry, frustrated, and alone in your pain.

    Voted as the number one personal injury law firm by the residents of Santa Clarita, the attorneys at Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO) are here to assist you in seeking justice and compensation for your tragic loss.

    For more than four decades, our law firm has helped family members successfully navigate the wrongful death process. We have been there to advise them of their best options, to hold their hand as they struggle to recover the pieces, and to lend an ear when their emotions are reeling from the fact that their world has fallen apart.

    For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in California?

    Under California law, a wrongful death claim occurs when someone dies due to the negligence or intentional behavior to harm by another party or parties. The surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, or a representative of the deceased person’s estate are entitled to pursue this type of negligence claim to secure compensation for losses they incurred as a result of their family member’s death.

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      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

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      Types of Wrongful Death Claims Handled by OPO

      According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional accidents are the fourth leading cause of death. A few of the wrongful death cases we’ve handled at our law firm have involved the following:
      • Auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents
      • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
      • Slip and fall
      • Elder abuse and neglect

      Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Will Help You Get the Justice You Deserve

      A wrongful death claim is undoubtedly one of the most complex cases. That’s why it’s critical to have an attorney with experience in handling similar cases. At OPO, we’ve helped secure millions of dollars in compensation for victims’ families, including $1.35 million for the family of a fatal car crash victim and $1.1 million for the family of a motorcycle accident victim.

      When justice is at hand, you need an attorney who will surpass that extra mile to deliver results. In addition to legal counsel, you also need a trusted guide who has your best interest at the forefront and will give your case the personalized attention it deserves. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll reap when you hire our law office:

      We put people first—Our commitment to putting people first is the reason we were selected as the number one personal injury firm by the residents of Santa Clarita, California. As a client, you will quickly discover we treat each person that comes to us like family. Your pain is our pain, and we will not give up the fight until you’re compensated for your loss. We understand that this is a challenging time in your life and your peace of mind is crucial. You can rest assured knowing we will be there to take your call, so you have answers when you need them.

      No-cost evaluation–When a loved one dies unexpectedly, there are unforeseen costs associated with their death, such as loss of income or burial costs in which you may be entitled to compensation. Our wrongful death attorneys will review the details of your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim as well as educate you about your rights and options, free of charge.

      Excellent reviews and case outcomes—Our reputation speaks for itself. Our dedication to providing superior service has earned us stellar reviews on Google and Yelp, along with several accolades. We have also been included in the Law and Politics list of Super Lawyers and named one of the nation’s Top 100 attorneys.

      Extensive case experience—We have over four decades of experience handling wrongful death claims, which allows us to maneuver around the nuances and unique challenges these types of cases present with ease. While you can’t place a dollar amount on the life of your family member, you can find some relief in holding that person accountable for their wrong actions. When you hire OPO, we will handle all aspects of your wrongful death claim.

      How a Southern California Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help Build Your Case

      • Collecting evidence and conducting a thorough accident investigation to hold all responsible parties accountable—In the case of wrongful death, there may be multiple responsible parties to consider. We will investigate all aspects of your case, including interviewing witnesses, reenacting the accident to prove fault, document requests, and more to ensure all responsible parties are held liable.
      • Negotiate a favorable settlement—There is no monetary compensation that can resolve your grief. However, the economic effects that may have resulted from your loved one’s death warrant compensation. Without the proper representation, you risk receiving a low settlement offer. An OPO attorney will negotiate on your behalf so that you can receive maximum payment.
      • Represent you at your trial—While most wrongful death lawsuits are settled outside of a courtroom, there are situations when your attorney will need to represent you at trial. Harnessing our extensive litigation experience and involvement in landmark cases, we will bring a unique perspective to your lawsuit.

      Possible Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

      A multitude of damages can result when the untimely death of a family member occurs that you may be eligible for. These damages can include:

      • Medical expenses for the care of the deceased
      • Funeral expenses
      • Loss of earned income
      • Pain and suffering of losing a loved one

       

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      Learn About Your Rights and Legal Options

      You’ve just suffered the irrevocable loss of your loved one and deserve just compensation. Contact Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us today to schedule a free consultation so you can learn the best options pursuing your claim.

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