Wrongful Death Attorneys in Los Angeles
The Bedford Law Group focuses on Wrongful Death cases in Los Angeles, California. We are committed to our community, and for over a decade we have vigorously represented those who are affected by the negligence of others, and have handled cases in each personal injury category imaginable for unmatched success. Although our successes have allowed us to recover millions of dollars for the injured party and their families, unfortunately some of those cases include wrongful death cases.
The circumstances that lead prospective clients to us for consultations on wrongful death cases send our caring hearts and dedicated legal minds into overdrive. We understand how terrible making this call can be, and are here to help walk our clients through the process, beginning with the grieving stage we understand all to well, to the financial recovery stage in which we excel.
Understanding Wrongful Death
Simply put, wrongful death is when an individual dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another. Wrongful death can occur anywhere, at any time, and is usually the result of a negligent action. This can occur in a home, public place or even in a medical facility.
Individuals who are personal representatives of the deceased, including parents, children or spouses, to name a few, may be eligible for financial recovery as dictated by California wrongful death legal statutes. Contact Bedford Law Group to find what legal rights you have.
Most wrongful death claims are brought against people who cause accidental deaths while driving carelessly. Examples include:
- Running a red light
- Driving at an unsafe speed
- Using a cellphone or texting while driving instead of watching the road
Automobile liability insurance will cover claims made up to the policy limits. Some drivers have additional insurance (such as umbrella coverage provided by a homeowner’s policy) that can also be used to pay compensation for a loss caused by negligent driving.
Why Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?
When someone loses a beloved family member unexpectedly, the grief can be overwhelming. An understandingly heavy heart can create a skewed approach to holding those responsible and accountable for their actions in a loved one’s death.
Hiring an experienced lawyer from the Bedford Law Group allows the family to take a step back to focus on their grief, while our attorneys take the lead in pursuing those responsible. What may seem to be a simple chain of responsibility can become very convoluted when medical facilities, insurance companies or public entities are the defendants in your wrongful death case.
Our attorneys will create a chain of responsibility, while strategically protecting your rights to recovery as stated by California laws. Unfortunately, pain and suffering is not a recovery factor in wrongful death cases, but our clients are entitled to a number of areas of restitution, each of which our accomplished attorney group will focus on.
These areas of compensation can include, but are not limited to, loss of support services, loss of the prospect of inheritance, as well as medical and funeral expenses. In an effort to determine the amount available for recovery, the court will take into consideration the deceased’s age, character and health prior to his or her demise, as well as the earning capacity, life expectancy, intelligence, and circumstances of the people seeking financial recovery.
We will take the lead in determining the best avenues of recovery, so your family can focus on each other’s well-being while we sort through the financial aspects of your loss.
Dedicated Wrongful Death Experience
Our team of attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients in the area of wrongful death representation and we understand that appointing the proper professional partners in these cases is half the battle.
In an effort to obtain the maximum financial recovery our clients deserve, the Bedford Law Group has strong, proven relationships with economic experts who can provide a whole picture – now, future, and the recently diminished financial scope – of your loss. We understand our legal strengths know our partners strengths in proving financial and economic damages to ensure your loss is reflected fully in the courtroom.
Legal Representation Now and Moving Forward
Like many personal injury cases, wrongful death cases require time to achieve maximum results. It is important that our clients understand that our focus is to deliver the best financial recovery package available for their families.
This is what makes our team of attorneys different. We are in it for the long haul, and consider our clients to be an important part of our community connection. Not only do we develop a close relationship with our clients, but we pride ourselves in understanding their loss completely. This gives us a leg up in the courtroom, because even though we cannot hold the negligent party responsible for pain and suffering, we can convey our clients’ exhaustive experience to reflect the compensation they deserve.
Contact the Bedford Law Group today at (310) 507-7900 to understand how we can help you and your family focus on moving forward after such a devastating loss. Our attorneys will provide a free consultation that will allow you to explain your case in full, while we concentrate on the details of recovery. It helps to talk about your loss, and we are here to listen while helping you understand the compensation you are entitled to as a result of your loss. Let’s work together on healing your family together.